开庭审判那天，三个小孩混到法庭里听，Dill突然哭了起来，Scout带他到外面透透气，遇到Mr. Raymond，他说等Dill过几年长大了就不会这样哭了。出于本能，单纯了为了人对自己的同胞所犯的罪恶而哭泣。为了白人对黑人所做的事——根本没想到大家都是人——而哭泣。 Mr. Raymond也是个有意思的人物，整天拿着个瓶子，大家都认为瓶子里是酒，孩子们发现其实只是可乐。他只是假装喝酒醉醺醺的，人们看不起他和黑人混在一起。“我假装喝酒只是给他们找个理由，他们认为我一直是醉的，没法改变，所以这样生活。这个理由他们能接受。”“但别人永远不明白我这样生活只是因为我想这样生活。”
【以下是英文摘录：】 “There's some folks who don't eat like us, but you ain't called on to contradict 'em at the table when they don't. That boy's yo' comp'any and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear? He ain't company, Cal, he's just a Cuningham- Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house's your company, and don't let me catch you remaikin'on ========== "If you shouldn't be defendin' him, then why are you doin' it?" "For a number of reasons," said Atticus. "The main one is, if I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again." ========== "Because I could never ask you to mind me again. Scout, simply by the nature of the work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one's mine, I guess. You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: 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 fighting with your head for a change... it's a good one, even if it does resist learning." "Atticus, are we going to win it?" "No, honey." "Then why-" "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win," Atticus said. ========== Atticus said to Jem one day, "I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays 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 but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." ========== "Wonder why he never goes huntin' now," I said. "Maybe I can tell you," said Miss Maudie. "If your father's anything, he's civilized in his heart. Marksmanship's a gift of God, a talent- oh, you have to practice to make it perfect, but shootin's different from playing the piano or the like. I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things. I guess he decided he wouldn't shoot till he had to, and he had to today." ========== "People in their right minds never take pride in their talents," said Miss Maudie. ========== just hold your head high and be a gentleman." ========== "Well, most folks seem to think they're right and you're wrong...." "They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions," said Atticus, "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." ========== "You aren't really a nigger-lover, then, are you?" "I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes- baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you. ========== 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 you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew." ========== Calpurnia said, "It's the same God, ain't it?" ========== To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) - Highlight Loc. 1902-5 | Added on Monday, January 28, 2013, 04:26 PM
"It's not necessary to tell all you know. It's not ladylike- in the second place, folks don't like to have somebody around knowin' more than they do. It aggravates 'em. You're not gonna change any of them by talkin' right, they've got to want to learn themselves, and when they don't want to learn there's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language." ========== When Aunt Alexandra went to school, self-doubt could not be found in any textbook, so she knew not its meaning. She was never bored, and given the slightest chance she would exercise her royal prerogative: she would arrange, advise, caution, and warn. ========== Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in. ========== Cunningham's basically a good man," he said, "he just has his blind spots along with the rest of us." ========== A mob's always made up of people, no matter what. Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he was still a man. Every mob in every little Southern town is always made up of people you know- ==========
Atticus sometimes said that one way to tell whether a witness was lying or telling the truth was to listen rather than watch: ==========
"Cry about the simple hell people give other people- without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people, too." ========== "Background doesn't mean Old Family," said Jem. "I think it's how long your family's been readin' and writin'. ==========
"That's what I thought, too," he said at last, "when I was your age. 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." ==========
"But it's okay to hate Hitler?" "It is not," he said. "It's not okay to hate anybody." ==========
Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.