The best Quotes by Harper Lee

The best Quotes by Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) was an American novelist who wrote the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird that won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and became a classic of modern American literature. She assisted her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book In Cold Blood (1966).

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
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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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Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
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Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.
Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning.
You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who's a friend.
Home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking.
Never love a wild thing... If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky.
"Everybody has to feel superior to somebody," she said. "But it's customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege."
Don't wanna sleep, don't wanna die, just wanna go a-travellin' through the pastures of the sky.
You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
Would you reach in the drawer there and give me my purse. A girl doesn't read this sort of thing without her lipstick.
We don't belong to each other: he's an independent, and so am I.
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
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I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.
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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
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Of course there is a Santa Claus. It's just that no single somebody could do all he has to do. So the Lord has spread the task among us all. That's why everybody is Santa Claus. I am. You are.
The biggest difference from Hawaii and Alabama would probably be there's no beaches. But other than that, the people are very nice.
How long does it take to get from Louisiana to Alabama?
One Mississippi.
Leroy Brown: "Joe! That's your grandniece, that's kin to you!"
Joe Simmons: "Grandniece? What the hell is a grandniece? I'm from Alabama. After daughter, it don't damn matter."
Joe Simmons in A Madea Homecoming
Alabamians don't tell you to wait before rushing a decision… they say "don't count your chickens before they hatch."
Alabama girls - the kind of girl you can take home to meet your mom, but can outdrink your dad.
Home is where the heart is and the heart is in Alabama.
The only traffic I had to deal with in Alabama was a tractor.
Dear Hope, The state of Alabama has like a million Waffle Houses and I can't stop thinking about what it felt like to kiss you.
Landon Kirby in Legacies - Season 1 Episode 8
Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth - rocks!
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Don't listen to the advice of people who are living lives you don't want to live.
The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice.
I love you more than my own skin.
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There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.
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I don't know who I am. I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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A girl can't read this kind of thing without her lipstick.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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