QUOTES FROM JEM IN TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

“Atticus, he was real nice.”

“I’m gonna be a lawyer when I grow up, just like Atticus.”

“Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside.”

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

“We’re gonna win, Scout. I don’t see how we can’t.”

“Never forget, Atticus, never forget how they poisoned your plants.”

“When I went back for my breeches—they were all in a tangle when I was gettin ’em off—I found ’em crumpled up under the bed. That was a year or two ago. I’m still savin ’em.”

“Atticus don’t ever do anything to Jem and me in the house that he don’t do in the yard.”

“Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an’ then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home?”

“I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man.”

“How could they do it, how could they?”

“Did you know that she was hanged for killing her husband? She said she’d do it again and again. Gladly. She was proud of it. She said she’d do it tonight if he walked back in that door.”

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

“Good night, Atticus. I wanted to say good night to you.”

“Well, it’d sort of be like shooting’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”

“Atticus, he was real nice.”

“Atticus, is he [Uncle Jack] a Negro?”

“I swear, Scout, sometimes you act so much like a girl it’s mortifyin’.”

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

“Atticus aim’d to defend him. That’s what they didn’t like about it.”

“I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside.”

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.”

“Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.”

“As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else left for us to learn, except possibly algebra.”

“I’ll tell you one thing right now, Uncle Jack, I’ll be a clown when I get grown.”

“I wrenched my head around to look at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each ‘guilty’ was a separate stab between them.”

“Atticus Finch won’t win, he can’t win!”

“Well in the first place you never stopped to gimme a chance to tell you my side of it—you just lit right into me. When Jem an’ I fuss Atticus doesn’t ever just listen to Jem’s side of it, he hears mine too.”

“Jem wanted Dill to know once and for all that he wasn’t scared of anything: “It’s just that I can’t think of a way to make him come out without him gettin’ us.””

“Jem, it’s not time to worry yet. I can’t tell you when, but we’re not far off. You’ll be humming in bed before you know it.”