Scout Quotes (22 quotes)
Calpurnia Yelling At Scout TKAM
To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes
He says as far as he can trace back the Finches we ain't, but for all he knows we mighta come straight out of Ethiopia durin' the Old Testament. Jem and Scout here try to figure out how society divides people up into races, and what happens when those divisions break down. As kids who don't yet simply accept the existing system as the Way Things Are Just Because, they can see that the "one-drop rule" doesn't really work unless the origin of every drop of a person's blood or every gene in their DNA, to update their science can be accounted for, and why is one drop of black blood able to overwhelm several gallons of white blood, anyway? And how can blood have a racial identity? Someone pass the Tylenol. So far, things were utterly dull: nobody had thundered, there were no arguments between opposing counsel, there was no drama; a grave disappointment to all present, it seemed.
Scout Finch Quotes
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. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. 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 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, and they have a right to subject their children to it.