“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
“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 see it through no matter what.
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
“The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
“Atticus, he was real nice."
"Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
“People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.”
“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fightin' with your head for a change.
“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.”
“It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.”
“We're paying the highest tribute you can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple.”
“Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
“She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl.”
“I think I'll be a clown when I get grown,' said Dill.
Jem and I stopped in our tracks.
Yes sir, a clown,' he said. 'There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.'
You got it backwards, Dill,' said Jem. 'Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them.'
Well I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks.”
“Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.”
“People don’t like to have somebody knowing more than they do. It aggravates them.”
You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.”
“Finders were keepers unless title was proven.”
“I didn't know how you were going to do it, but from now on I'll never worry about what'll become of you, son, you'll always have an idea.”
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 7, 2015
But, all one gets is a day of hard work, some jibes, some tears, some more tears, and lots of more tears.
Just when one strong ship needs a shoulder as an anchor, and a soul for the sea-bed, the tectonic plates of the sea bed go into fury, and the anchor becomes an ice-berg. Ready to devastate, and kill the iota of ray of life that might be there. Saving is too big to ask for, when even consolation is missing.
A night passes by but the sun rays don't bring hope, instead they bring to the fore the harsh reality of the devastation that occurred...the iceberg stands tall and the ship wrecked, and the iceberg still has its last laugh in its ego.
Happiness is not at sea, it is at bay.
The ship might sink, soon enough...