Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Of Atticus Finch.

"They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions, but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."

So true, Harper Lee, so true.


Achala said...

*de-lurk alert* What a coincidence, I just read a lovely piece on Harper lee and then landed up in your blog.. to find this! here's the link if you want to check it out: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1289793/Dont-mention-mockingbird-Meet-Harper-Lee-reclusive-novelist-wrote-classic-novel-mesmerised-40-million-readers.html

Stuti said...

Achala, thank you for linking me to that brilliant piece!
Also, your blog looks good, I wish you had posted earlier so I could have gone through it faster.
See what I did there? ;)

Achala said...

you are welcome Stuti! glad you found my blog good...but what did you do there? my brain's still on a freeze, you see and it refuses to take a hint! :p

Sam said...

Love that quote.

Sam said...

Love that quote.

Vyankatesh said...

Wonderful Post Stuti!!

It's the best line of the book.

Read a few more quotes from the classic which i liked on my blog post.

To Kill A Mocking Bird

Missy HuckFinn said...

"I think I'll be a clown when I get grown," said Dill. "Yes, sir, a clown.... There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off."

"You got it backwards, Dill," said Jem. "Clowns are sad, it's folks that laugh at them."

"Well, I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks."

[I need to read that book again. Btw, the Character of Dill was based on Truman Capote (you probably already know that), another favourite author of mine. I highly recommend his collection of short stories. And if you happen to read them, read them out aloud once in a while. That's teh trick to really enjoy his prose.]