Not a book review‘ is the series I was talking about in a previous blog post, what happened to our good old reading habits. Thank you for your feedback on starting this series about my favorite books.

There can not be a better reason to start the series!

In this series I will share few words, sentences and lines from books that made its mark on my mind.

Today I will share some beautiful lines from the book ‘To kill a mockingbird.’

A little about this book:

Book, reading
“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird…”

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that revolves around a small family of three — Atticus Finch, an attorney, and his two children, Scout and Jem. The main plot of the book is around a trial in which Atticus defends Tom Robinson, a black man, who has been accused of having molested a white girl, Mayella Ewell. This is a great tale full of dramatic events and fresh perspectives on prejudices, attitudes and values.


My favorite lines from the book:


“Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

~Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


“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.”

~Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions. But 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.”

~Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


“Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts.”

~Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat. Try fightin’ with your head for a change.”

~Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


“If there’s just one kind of folks, why can’t they get along with each other? If they’re all alike, why do they go out of their way to despise each other? Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time. It’s because he wants to stay inside.”

~Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird


“It’s not time to worry yet.”

~Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird

💬 Have you read this book? Which is your favorite line from the book?

Please do share!

Gif, thank you

37 thoughts on “Not a book review: To kill a mockingbird

    1. Thank you so much for sharing such a sweet thought. I loved that one line a lot as well. And, why you wanted to name your son Atticus, makes complete sense to me. Atticus is the kind of character that makes deep impact & his words stays with you for a long long time.
      Love & best wishes ❤︎

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  1. Reblogged this on Libertas Americana Art and commented:
    One of the bloggers I follow has started a series of posts on quotes from books that she enjoyed. I think it’s a lovely concept and applaud her choice of To Kill a Mockingbird for the first post.
    Please follow her page and let her know what you think.

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  2. What a wonderful way to review a book! To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that needs to be reintroduced to the younger generations. It is a timeless classic. Thank you for bringing it back though Harper Lee’s words. Keep writing these reviews and good luck with your blog. Jan

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely thought & for the appreciation. I completely agree with you, this book is a timeless classic & should be introduced to younger generations. There’s so much to learn about morals, values & life from this great book.


  3. I have tried many times to read this book in its entirety. Maybe this year is the year I can push through! I like this format of a non-review – sometimes your favorite quotes say a lot about what the book’s message is and what it means to you. Love it!

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  4. Definitely one of my favorites. I just remember thinking back in high school it was going to be another book I wouldn’t get. But here I am years later thinking fondly of the characters with a message still poignant today.

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