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25 Best Scout Quotes From 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

In 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Scout Finch quotes are memorable.

Jean Louise Finch, popularly addressed as Scout is the main character and narrator of the book by Harper Lee, 'To Kill A Mockingbird', published during the civil rights movement.

She is regarded as one of the most influential fictional characters in English Literature whose journey from childhood to adulthood makes the novel a marvel to read for both children and adults alike. Being the daughter of Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer in Maycomb, she is a girl with an outgoing personality with a tomboyish nature.

Initially immature and usually full of childish rage, she grows up to be a fiercely just woman whose sense of justice stops at nothing. She is one of the most interesting characters for children to read about. She also harbors a certain amount of dislike for her Aunt Alexandra. So, let's read these Scout quotes. Here is a list of quotes from 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Scout Finch or Jean Louise Finch.

If you like Scout quotes, check out [Jem quotes] and Atticus quotes.

Famous Scout's Quotes From 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Famous 'To Kill A Mockingbird' quotes from Scout Finch will reveal the themes of racism that took place in the American South.

Here is a list of book quotes by Scout in the Pulitzer prize-winning book 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee that will inspire you every day.

1. "That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

2. "Nothin's wrong with him. Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

3. "Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

4. "'Your father is 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.'"

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

5. "Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

6. "Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

7. "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.'"

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

8. "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."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

9. "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."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

10. "Scout: Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.

Jem: That's what I thought, too. When I was your age. If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other?"

- 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

11. "The back porch was bathed in moonlight, and the shadow, crisp as toast, moved across the porch toward Jem. After this, Dill sees the shadow,too."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

12. "The way that man called him 'boy' all the time an' sneered at him, an' looked around at the jury every time he answered."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

13. "I felt the starched walls of a pink cotton penitentiary closing in on me, and for the second time in my life, I thought of running away. Immediately."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

14. "Winter, and a man walked into the street, dropped his glasses, and shot a dog. Summer, and he watched his children's heart break."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

15. "'Atticus, he was real nice...' His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. 'Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.'"

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

Scout Quotes From The Film

Anyone who has read 'To Kill A Mockingbird' will find any Scout quote full with jovial energy.

If you are looking for a 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Scout quote from the movie adaptation, here is a list of Scout quotes from the film adaptation of the novel.

16. "What in the sam hell are you doin' Walter?"

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

17. "Scout Finch: Mr. Tate was right

Atticus Finch: What do you mean?

Scout Finch: It would be sort of like shooting a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

18. "May I see your watch? 'To Atticus, My Beloved Husband.' Atticus, Jem says this watch is gonna belong to him some day."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

19. "I was to think of these days many times. Of Jem, and Dill, and Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson, and Atticus. He would be in Jem's room all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

20. "Neighbors bring food with death, and flowers with sickness, and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a knife, and our lives."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

21. "Atticus: Do you know what a compromise is?

Scout: Bendin' the law?"

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

22. "If you shouldn't be defending him, then why are you doing it?"

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

23. "I go to school with your boy. I go to school with Walter; he's a nice boy. Tell him 'hey' for me, won't you? You know something, Mr. Cunningham, entailments are bad."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

24. "You can pet him, Mr. Arthur. He's asleep. Couldn't if he was awake, though; he wouldn't let you. Go ahead."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

25. "Atticus, I was just saying to Mr. Cunningham that entailments were bad but not to worry. Takes a long time sometimes."

-Scout Finch, 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Scout quotes then why not take a look at Tom Robinson quotes, or Boo Radley quotes.

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