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Mockingbird Quotes

We’ve collected the best Mockingbird Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Wes Craven, John Krasinski, Janine Turner, Bertrand Russell, Kelly Asbury. Use them as an inspiration.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was so important because it was such adult film-making – to see something that dealt with such an important issue and had such an enlightened outlook on the world.
I’m a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I’m that guy who rereads a book before I read newer stuff, which is probably not all that progressive, and it’s not really going to make me a better reader. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, you should read To Kill a Mockingbird.’
The second purchase was my ranch, Mockingbird Hill. The third purchase was Longhorn cattle.
Janine Turner
No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
I look back at my childhood, and the films that I remember the most are things like ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,’ ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’
I never expected any sort of success with ‘Mockingbird’… I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement.
Harper Lee
Rereading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ I was struck by what I had forgotten of the book: in a manner of pages, we encounter shame, history, ruin, conflicting stories, and wounds badly healed; in short, the South.
I realized I really enjoyed theatre, so I did shows up in Seattle like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘Lost in Yonkers.’
Nick Robinson
I have never read ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’
When I read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ I was so struck by the universality of small towns.
My favorite book is ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee. It is multi-layered, and I see something new in it every time I read it.
I grew up in a courtroom kind of like the one you saw in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – big, big courtroom, sometimes it didn’t even have air conditioning.
I was still in college when ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ came out in 1960. I remember it had a kind of an electrifying effect on this country; this was a time when there were a lot of good books coming out.
I think crime fiction is a great way to talk about social issues, whether ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ or ‘The Lovely Bones;’ violence is a way to open up that information you want to get out to the reader.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ represents Hollywood at its very finest, when a popular film could truly contain a message. It has one of the most moving scores of all time.
Mark Mothersbaugh
I read a lot when I was young. All the obvious, all the greats, from ‘Le Grand Meaulnes,’ ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Fear and Loathing,’ ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ ‘The Bell Jar,’ ‘The Female Eunuch,’ ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ ‘The Feminine Mystique,’ Tom Wolfe. Then, film took over for me. Film was so exciting in the ’70s.
Harper Lee’s novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ became iconic almost immediately after appearing in 1960: best-seller status; the Pulitzer Prize the next year; a classic movie soon after, with Gregory Peck in an Academy Award-winning role.
When I was sixteen, I borrowed a copy of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ from the mobile library. Democrats and Republicans were standing for very different principles, and I could see which side was going to represent me.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ appeared to highly favorable reviews and quickly climbed to the top of bestseller lists, where it remained for more than eighty weeks. In 1961, the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. A film adaptation was released in 1962, starring Gregory Peck, and received three Academy Awards.
Charles J. Shields
In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ I was just playing and having a good time.
Mary Badham
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ wasn’t about me.
I would have loved to play Atticus in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ There’s no music in it, but it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to do it!
Everyone reads Harper Lee personally. For me, ‘Mockingbird’ was about admitting my own hyphenated identity – about loving and hating my world, about both belonging and not belonging to the community I came from.
I don’t read books. I read ‘On the Road‘ in high school, and that was awesome, so I guess that’s my favorite book. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ even though I didn’t read it, that’s the greatest story. SparkNotes came in when I was in high school, and that was the greatest invention.
My favorite scene in all of movies is Gregory Peck in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: You see him where he’s on the porch, and his face is almost completely obscured. I don’t want to see his face.
When I was a kid, they bussed us down to a screening of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in an old theater, and it was just a great experience.
Raymond Cruz
I love ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ – it seems to offer up new layers every time you read it. I also love Kate Atkinson’s ‘Behind The Scenes At The Museum‘ – that’s the book that started me writing.
I have ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ signed by Harper Lee. That is my prized possession.
I would come, many years later, to understand why ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is considered ‘an important novel’, but when I first read it at 11, I was simply absorbed by the way it evoked the mysteries of childhood, of treasures discovered in trees, and games played with an exotic summer friend.
Bloom County was set in a tidy, rural environment probably because of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’