It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
"Nelle Harper Lee" is an American novelist. She is best known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which deals with the issues of racism that she observed as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Despite being Lee's only published book, it led to her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature. Lee has received numerous honorary degrees but has always declined to make a speech.
Other significant contributions include assisting her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More Harper Lee on Wikipedia.
The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system -- that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.
Daylight, in my mind, the night faded.
There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads--they couldn't be fair if they tried.
Well, they're Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn't dream of interrupting you at golf.
Before I can live with other folks, I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Things are never as bad as they seem.
You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.
Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. It aggravates em. You're not gonna change any of them by talking right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language.
You really never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake!