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.

Page number: 36, Chapter 3

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. It seemed that Scout Finch was always reading. She had started to read at a young age. Long before starting school, reading seemed natural to Scout. It was simply a part of her life. On Scout's first day of school, however, her teacher told her to stop reading. Miss Caroline said that Scout should no longer read with her father each night. Instead, she wanted Scout to learn how to read the "right" way.... It seemed that Scout Finch was always reading. She had started to read at a young age. Long before starting school, reading seemed natural to Scout. It was simply a part of her life. On Scout's first day of school, however, her teacher told her to stop reading. Miss Caroline said that Scout should no longer read with her father each night. Instead, she wanted Scout to learn how to read the "right" way. It was after this scene that Scout made the following statement: Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing (To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 2). After Miss Caroline's new command, Scout gained a new appreciation for reading. She realized that she valued reading. It was important to her. She also realized that reading was so essential to her life that it was like breathing. She did not pay attention to it, but yet it was a necessary part of daily life.
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;Doubt that the sun doth move;Doubt truth to be a liar;But never doubt I love.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
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 see it through no matter what.- Atticus Finch
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
Angry people are not always wise.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.