No matter what differences we have or if people aren't necessarily blood-relatives, family is family, and people don't leave family behind. -Family, & Race Theme
And don't try to get around it. You've got to face it sooner or later and it might as well be tonight. We don't need her now.
Stick to what you think is right, even though you break promises. As long as you think that this is right, to yourself, you know that you are right. -Growing Up, & Morality Theme
Can you come here a minute, sir?
There is two types of justice, justice of pen and paper, and the justice of your own. Freely express in what you believe in; the only opinion you need is from yourself, you don't need the opinions of others to decide on what you believe in. -Justice, & Social Inequality Theme
--and he's asleep. Don't wake him up.
He in there, Mr. Finch?
"Atticus voice was even: "Alexandra, Calpurnia's not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn't have got along without her all these years. She's a faithful member of this family and you'll simply have to accept things the way they are. Besides, sister, I don't want you working your head off for us-- you've no reason to do that. We still need Cal as much as we ever did."" -Page 182/183 (in small book)
""You oughta let your mother know where you are," said Jem. "You oughta let her know you're here..." Dill's eyes flickered at Jem, and Jem looked at the floor. Then he rose and broke the remaining code of our childhood. He went out of the room and down the hall. "Atticus," his voice distant, "can you come here a minute, sir?". Beneath its sweat-streaked dirt Dill's face went white. I felt sick." -Page 187/188 (in small book)
In obedience to my father, there followed what I later realized was a sickeningly comic aspect of an unfunny situation: the men talked in near-whispers. "You know what we want," another man said. "Get aside from the door, Mr. Finch." "You can turn around and go home again, Walter," Atticus said pleasantly." -Page 202 (in small book)