Atticus Finch:I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that he"d rather I"d shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted - if I could hit "em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. Well, I reckon because mockingbirds don"t do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They don"t eat people"s gardens, don"t nest in the corncrib, they don"t do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.
Scout:May I see your watch? "To Atticus, My Beloved Husband." Atticus, Jem says this watch is gonna belong to him some day.
Atticus Finch:That"s right.
Atticus Finch:Well, it"s customary for the boy to have his father"s watch.
Scout:What are you gonna give me?
Atticus Finch:Well, I don"t know that I have much else of value that belongs to me... But there"s a pearl necklace; there"s a ring that belonged to your mother. And I"ve put them away, and they"re to be yours.
Atticus Finch:If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you"ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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.