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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 you see it through no matter what.
Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.
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I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird,' i didn't expect the book to sell in the first place. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of reviewers, but at the same time I sort of hoped that maybe someone would like it enough to give me encouragement. Public encouragement. I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got rather a whole lot, and in some ways this was just about as frightening as the quick, merciful death I'd expected.
Naturally, you don't sit down in 'white hot inspiration' and write with a burning flame in front of you, but since I knew I could never be happy being anything but a writer, and 'Mockingbird' put itself together for me so accommodatingly, I kept at it because I knew it had to be my first novel, for better or for worse.
We were all excited that there might be another one and we’re hoping it might still be out there somewhere.
Found on Reuters 8 years ago
Scout, Atticus Boo : A Celebration of 50 Years of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' i haven't spoken to Harper Lee directly about this. And not many people have, except for Harper Lee agent and lawyer.
Found on FOX News 8 years ago
In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called' Go Set a Watchman,' it features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel( what became' To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout.
Our main street director told me and she had heard it from the book store. It's definitely great news, everyone has always speculated about a second book. Everyone who read(' Mockingbird') has said,' Oh I wish she had written another book.' It's good for Monroeville. Her book brings people here every day.
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