To Kill A Mockingbird Movie Quotes

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Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most beloved book to movie adaptations of all time. The story of a Southern lawyer defending a Black man from a wrongful rape accusation while fighting prejudice and hate during the times of segregation earned Gregory Peck an Academy Award for Best Actor as well as nominations for Best Picture and Best Director for the film. 

This list includes all the best To Kill A Mockingbird lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous To Kill A Mockingbird quotes are here.

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    I Got Somethin' To Say

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    Mayella Ewell: I got somethin' to say. And then I ain't gonna say no more. He took advantage of me. An' if you fine, fancy gentlemen ain't gonna do nothin' about it, then you're just a bunch of lousy, yella, stinkin' cowards, the - the whole bunch of ya, and your fancy airs don't come to nothin'. Your Ma'am'in' and your Miss Mayellarin' - it don't come to nothin', Mr. Finch, not... no.

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    I Should Have Killed

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    Bob Ewell: I'm real sorry they picked you to defend that n****r that raped my Mayella. I don't know why I didn't kill him myself instead of goin' to the sheriff. That would have saved you and the sheriff and the taxpayers lots of trouble...

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    I Wish I Could Keep Them Away

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    Bob Ewell: You n****r lover.
    Atticus Finch: No need to be afraid of him, son. He's all bluff.
    Atticus Finch: There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible.

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    A Sentimental Watch

    Scout: May I see your watch? "To Atticus, My Beloved Husband." Atticus, Jem says this watch is gonna belong to him some day.
    Atticus Finch: That's right.
    Scout: Why?
    Atticus Finch: Well, it's customary for the boy to have his father's watch.
    Scout: What are you gonna give me?
    Atticus Finch: Well, I don't know that I have much else of value that belongs to me... But there's a pearl necklace; there's a ring that belonged to your mother. And I've put them away, and they're to be yours.

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    Felt Sorry For A White Woman

    Tom Robinson: Looks like she didn't have nobody to help her. I felt right sorry for her. She seemed...
    Prosecutor: You felt sorry for her? A white woman? You felt sorry for her?

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    Shooting A Mockingbird

    Scout: Mr. Tate was right.
    Atticus Finch: What do you mean?
    Scout: Well, it would be sort of like shooting a mockingbird, wouldn't it?

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    Put Your Feet In His Shoes

    Older Scout: One time Atticus said you never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them; just standin' on the Radley porch was enough. The summer that had begun so long ago had ended, and another summer had taken its place, and a fall, and Boo Radley had come out.

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    If You Could Just Learn a Single Trick

    Atticus Finch: If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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.

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    Counting Your Blessing

    Miss Maudie Atkinson: He can do plenty of things... He can make somebody's will so airtight you can't break it. You count your blessings and stop complaining, both of you. Thank your stars he has the sense to act his age.

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    Born To Do Unpleasant Jobs

    Miss Maudie Atkinson: Jem.
    Jem: Yes Ma'am.
    Miss Maudie Atkinson: I don't know if it will help saying this to you... some men in this world are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us... your father is one of them.
    Jem: Oh, well.

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    Compromising Agreement

    Atticus Finch: Do you know what a compromise is?
    Scout: Bendin' the law?
    Atticus Finch: Uh, no. It's an agreement reached by mutual consent. Now, here's the way it works. You concede the necessity of goin' to school, we'll keep right on readin' the same every night, just as we always have. Is that a bargain?

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    It's A Sin To Kill A Mockingbird

    Atticus Finch: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he'd rather I'd shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit 'em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird.
    Jem: Why?
    Atticus Finch: Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat people's gardens, don't nest in the corncrib, they don't do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.

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    Don't Say Nigger

    Scout: Atticus, do you defend n****rs?
    Atticus Finch: Don't say 'n****r,' Scout.
    Scout: I didn't say it... Cecil Jacobs did; that's why I had to fight him.
    Atticus Finch:Scout, I don't want you fightin'!
    Scout: I had to, Atticus, he...
    Atticus Finch: I don't care what the reasons are: I forbid you to fight.

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    Don't Cheat A Black Man

    Jem: Atticus says cheating a black man is ten times worse than cheating a white.

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    Boo Was Our Neighbor

    Older Scout: Neighbors bring food with death, and flowers with sickness, and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a knife, and our lives.

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