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To Kill A Mockingbird Movie Quotes

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Best To Kill A Mockingbird quotes, with movie clips, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from To Kill A Mockingbird collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. Many of the most notable quotes come from sources you may not even know about, some could even be the most memorable To Kill a Mockingbird quotes or come from some of the other most quotable movies of all time.

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 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 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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    Put Your Feet In His Shoes

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    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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    Don't Say Nigger

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    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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