"I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody....it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you."
"In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the fact of life. "
"Naw, Jem, I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks."
“There’s some folks who don’t eat like us,” she whispered fiercely, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ’em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear?”