FAVORITE LINES FROM "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"
I finally read this book after somehow avoiding it for my entire school experience.These are not necessarily the most poignant lines but some of them made me laugh out loud. Some just felt good to read.
- •"Miss Maudie Atkinson baked a Lane cake so loaded with shinny it made me tight."
- •"I was reminded of the ancient little organ in the chapel at Finch's Landing. When I was small, and if I had been very good during the day, Atticus would let me pump its bellows while he picked out a tune with one finger. Mrs. Merriweather had run out of air, I judged, and was replenishing her supply while Mrs. Farrow composed herself to speak."
- •"Aw dry up," he answered drowsily.
- •"As I made my way home, I thought Jem and I would get grown but there wasn't much left for us to learn, except possibly algebra."
- •"Well, Indian-heads - well, they come from the Indians. They're real strong magic, they make you have good luck. Not like fried chicken when you're not lookin' for it, but things like long life 'n' good health, 'n' passin' six-week tests..."
- •"Atticus's arrival was the second reason I wanted to quit the game. The first reason happened the day I rolled into the Radley front yard. Through all the head-shaking, quelling of nausea and Jem-yelling, I heard another sound, so low I could not have heard it from the sidewalk. Someone inside the house was laughing."
- •"With a click of her tongue she thrust out her bridge word, a gesture of cordiality that cemented our friendship."
- •"How do you know he don't feel good?" "Well how'd you feel if you'd been shut up for a hundred years with nothin' but cats to eat?"
- •"Ladies bathed before noon, after their three-o'clock naps, and by nightfall were soft like teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum."
- •"She was horrible. Her face was the color of a dirty pillowcase, and the corners of her mouth glistened with wet, which inched like a glacier down the deep grooves enclosing her chin."
- •"You like the words damn and hell now, don't you?"