Harper Lee quote on courage. Taken from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

“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.”

Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird 1960
US novelist



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7 responses to “Harper Lee quote on courage. Taken from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

  1. Not sure what you mean jeanjonas could you elaborate?

  2. jeanjonas

    does anyone have any quotes for SCOUT showing courage and the page number, please?

  3. Bonquiqui

    wassss up jo, what’s happening in the hood?

  4. I do know one thing and that is Harper Lee had a tough time writing this novel. In fact once on a winters night she got so flustered due to writers block that she pitched the manuscript outside in the cold.

    But she called her editor and her editor told her to go pick up the pages outside. Fortunately for us she did!

  5. Shawty

    heyy heyy i waz juzwondarin if u guys new anything about to kill a mocking bird and wat atticus’ wise sayings are???

    xxx clap bakk xx

    xxx 😀 xx

  6. Maddie

    i was wondering if anyone had any other quotes from atticusin the book to kill amockingbid? it would be muchly appreciated…

  7. Georgia carr

    I love this quote, to me it is the key quote in the whole novel it is about true courage, real courage the kind only a man of Atticus’s stature possesses.