52+ Best Atticus Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Atticus is a Canadian poet. His books The Dark Between Stars and The Truth About Magic became instant New York Times bestsellers. Powerful collection of profoundly inspirational Atticus quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Atticus Quotes

No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let em get your goat. Atticus Finch

We are made of all those who have built and broken us. Atticus Poetry

I do my best to love everybody. Atticus Finch

She conquered her demons and wore her scars like wings. Atticus Poetry

Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. Atticus Finch

I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love, and a little drunk. Atticus

It’s not time to worry yet. Atticus Finch

Love her but leave her wild. Atticus

Don’t pay any attention to her, just hold your head high and be a gentleman. Atticus Finch

I worry there is something broken in our generation, there are too many sad eyes on happy faces. Atticus Poetry

Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I’d have the facts. Atticus Finch

She had just enough madness to make her interesting. Atticus Poetry

Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open. Atticus Finch

Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is. Atticus Poetry

He’s the same in the court-room as he is on the public streets. Atticus Finch

She wasn’t looking for a knight, she was looking for a sword. Atticus Poetry

There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them. Atticus Finch

What good are wings without the courage to fly? Atticus Poetry

You are too young to understand it, she said, but sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of oh, of your father. Atticus Finch

Chase your stars fool, life is short.  Atticus Poetry

Jen and I were accustomed to our father’s last will and testament diction, and were at times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation when it was beyond our understanding. Atticus Finch

She wore the moonlight like lingerie. Atticus Poetry

Atticus has instilled in his children his strong sense of morality and justice. He is one of the few residents of Maycomb committed to racial equality. Atticus Finch

Thinking of you is a poison I drink often. Atticus Poetry

Atticus believes in justice and the justice system. He doesn’t like criminal law, yet he accepts the appointment to Tom Robinson’s case. He knows before he begins that he’s going to lose this case, but that doesn’t stop him from giving Tom the strongest defense he possibly can. And, importantly, Atticus doesn’t put so much effort into Tom’s case because he’s an African American, but because he is innocent. Atticus feels that the justice system should be color blind, and he defends Tom as an innocent man, not a man of color. Atticus Finch

You deserve to be the person you were meant to be. Atticus Poetr

Atticus says you can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t. Atticus Finch

I just need you and some sunsets. Atticus Poetry

I suggested that one could be a ray of sunshine in pants just as well, but Aunty said that one had to behave like a sunbeam, that I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year. She hurt my feelings and set my teeth permanently on edge, but when I asked Atticus about it, he said there were already enough sunbeams in the family and to go on about my business, he didn’t mind me much the way I was. Atticus Finch

She was another broken doll dreaming of a boy with glue. Atticus Poetry

Those are twelve reasonable men in everyday life, Tom’s jury, but you saw something come between them and reason. You saw the same thing that night in front of the jail. When that crew went away, they didn’t go as reasonable men, they went because we were there. There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads they couldn’t be fair if they tried. Atticus Finch

A few drinks and the world was hers she wore her whiskey like a loaded gun. Atticus Poetry

Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand. Atticus Finch

Never go in search of love, go in search of life, and life will find you the love you seek. Atticus

This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home. Atticus Finch

My atoms love you atoms, it’s chemistry. Atticus Poetry

But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire. Atticus Finch

I could never love her, the fear of losing would be too strong.  Atticus

No, everybody’s gotta learn, nobody’s born knowin. That Walter’s as smart as he can be, he just gets held back sometimes because he has to stay out and help his daddy. Nothin’s wrong with him. Naw, Jem, I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks. Atticus Finch

Here’s to the charlatans, the pretenders, the pawns and the knights. For without them, this play would have no kings. Atticus

Scout, simply by the nature of the work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one’s mine, I guess. You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will you just hold your head high and keep those fists down. Atticus Finch

I love you most in that place between coffee and sleep. Atticus Poetry

Bad language is a stage all children go through, and it dies with time when they learn they’re not attracting attention with it. Atticus Finch

Sometimes it’s the ones that seem to love themselves the most, that actually love themselves the least. Atticus

Atticus, he was real nice. His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them. Atticus Finch

Adventure runs on all sorts of whiskey. Atticus Poetry

Well, most folks seem to think they’re right and you’re wrong. Atticus Finch

I don’t drink and drive. I could live with killing myself but I couldn’t live with killing someone else. Atticus

The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. Atticus Finch

You’re a tall drink of half drunk whiskey, my pigeon toed gypsy. Atticus