Rebellious Lawyering Conference “Race” 2014 survey participants named Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird (1960) as a favorite book.
Some real bon mots from To Kill A Mockingbird:
“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.”
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
“There are just some kind of men…who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one.”
“When stalking one’s prey, it is best to take one’s time. Say nothing, and as sure as eggs he will become curious and emerge.”
“It’s not necessary to tell all you know. It’s not ladylike–in the second place, folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do.”