Friday, February 19, 2016

Harper Lee 1926-2016

A little bit of mourning going on in Easy Street world. To Kill A Mockingbird is my favorite book. We're studying it right now. And while I was teaching it today, our librarian sent us the news of Harper Lee's death. I almost started crying.

So tonight, I am sharing some of my favorite quotes:

"You never really understand a man until you consider things from his point of view-- until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

"He was really nice--most people are when you finally see them."

"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."

"God is loving other folks like you do yourself."

"We're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple."

"Aunt Alexandra was analogous to Mount Everest-- cold and there."

"Pass the damn ham."

"Just standing on the Radley front porch was enough."

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved reading. One does not love breathing."

"I wanted you to see what real courage is instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun. It's when you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what."

"There's just one kind of folks-- folks."

"They could never, never understand that I live the way I do because that's the way I want to live."

1 comment:

Beth said...

Great quotes--most are my favorites too! A bit sad here too.