Line(s) of the Day #ToKillaMockingbird

To Kill a Mockinbird book cover

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.

As spoken by the wonderfully wise, moral and kind Atticus Finch in the Pulitzer-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee. I saw an adaptation of this at the Barbican theatre yesterday, with Robert Sean Leonard in the main role. Excitingly, a sequel to the book, Go set a Watchman, will be published later this month


22 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #ToKillaMockingbird

  1. I read this book not too long ago… somehow, even though I’d heard about it for many, many years, I was late in reading it. Now I must see the movie, a classic, with Gregory Peck.

    I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.

    Presently, I’m reading a bio about Truman Capote, a childhood friend of Harper Lee. One of the children in the story was modeled on Truman, something I hadn’t known until this week.

    There’s something about Southern writers. I love them.

    • Gregory Peck could not have been more perfect for the role. Capote must be a fascinating read. It wasn’t so long ago they made two films of his life in short succession.

      • I saw both, Alex. I’ve always liked Capote… he was an odd man, but there’s something vulnerable about him in spite of his waspish nature toward the end of his life. A production with Robert Morris playing Capote (called “Tru”) was shown on television about 20 years or so ago. Morris captured the vulnerability so well that I became quite intrigued with Capote.

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