10 Powerful Harper Lee Quotes

1. “It’s better to be silent than to be a fool.”
– Alabama Academy of Honor "speech" 2007

2. “Some things should happen on soft pages, not cold metal.”
– letter to Oprah in 2006

3. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
– Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

4. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
– Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

5. “Naturally, you don’t sit down in ‘white hot inspiration’ and write with a burning flame in front of you. But since I knew I could never be happy being anything but a writer, and Mockingbird put itself together for me so accommodatingly, I kept at it because I knew it had to be my first novel, for better or for worse.”
– Interview with Roy Newquist, Counterpoints, 1964

6. “All I want to be is the Jane Austen of south Alabama.”
– WQXR radio station in New York

7. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
– Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

8. “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
– Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

9. “You see, more than a simple matter of putting down words, writing is a process of self-discipline you must learn before you can call yourself a writer.”
– Interview with Roy Newquist, Counterpoints, 1964

10. “People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.”
– Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

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