45+ Best Huckleberry Finn Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Profoundly inspirational Huckleberry Finn quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Huckleberry Finn Quotes

Well, it made me sick to see it; and I was sorry for them poor pitiful rascals, it seemed like I couldnt ever feel any hardness against them any more in the world. It was a dreadful thing to see. Human beings can be awful cruel to one another. — Huckleberry Finn

Jim said that bees wont sting idiots, but I didnt believe that, because I tried them lots of times myself and they wouldnt sting me. — Huckleberry Finn

There warnt anybody at the church, except maybe a hog or two, for there warnt any lock on the door, and hogs likes a puncheon floor in summer-time because its cool. If you notice, most folks dont go to church only when theyve got to; but a hog is different. — Huckleberry Finn

It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigg*r—but I done it, and I warnt ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. — Huckleberry Finn

I know what youll say. Youll say its dirty Low-down business; but what if it is? – Im low down; and Im agoing to steal him, and I want you to keep mum and not let on. Will you? — Huckleberry Finn

I knowed he was white inside, and I reckoned hed say what he did say – so it was all right, now, and I told Tom I was agoing for a doctor. — Huckleberry Finn

Quick, Jim, it aint no time for fooling around and moaning; theres a gang of murderers in yonder, and if we dont hunt up their boat and set her drifting down the river so these fellows cant get away from the wreck, theres one of em going to be in a bad fix. But if we find their boat we can put all of em in a bad fix – for the Sheriff ll get em. — Huckleberry Finn

The average man dont like trouble and danger. — Huckleberry Finn

Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body aint got no business doing wrong when he aint ignorant and knows better. — Huckleberry Finn

You cant pray a lie – I found that out. — Huckleberry Finn

Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. — Huckleberry Finn

Conscience says to me, What had poor Miss Watson done to you, that you could see her n*gger go off right under your eyes and never say one single word? What did that poor old woman do to you, that you could treat her so mean? Why, she tried to learn you your book, she tried to learn you your manners, she tried to be good to you every way she knowed how. Thats what she done. — Huckleberry Finn

I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally shes going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I cant stand it. I been there before. — Huckleberry Finn

The Widow Douglas, she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time. — Huckleberry Finn

All right, then, Ill go to hell. — Huckleberry Finn

But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally shes going to adopt me and sivilize me and I cant stand it. I been there before. — Huckleberry Finn

We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didnt ever feel like talking loud, and it warnt often that we laughed — only a little kind of a low chuckle. We had mighty good weather as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all — that night, nor the next, nor the next. — Huckleberry Finn

Haint we got all the fools in town on our side? And aint that a big enough majority in any town? — Huckleberry Finn

I do believe he cared just as much for his people as white folks does for theirn. — Huckleberry Finn

To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin,That makes calamity of so long life. — Huckleberry Finn

But by-and-by pap got too handy with his hickry, and I couldnt stand it. I was all over welts. — Huckleberry Finn

I dont want no better book than what your face is. — Huckleberry Finn

Well, he was right; he was most always right; he had an uncommon level head, for a n*gger. — Huckleberry Finn

After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didnt care no more about him, because I dont take no stock in dead people. — Huckleberry Finn

It made me so sick I most fell out of the tree. I aint agoing to tell all that happened – it would make me sick again if I was to do that. I wished I hadnt ever come ashore that night, to see such things . . . — Huckleberry Finn

You dont know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that aint no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. — Huckleberry Finn

Human beings can be awful cruel to one another. — Huckleberry Finn

Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches. — Huckleberry Finn

I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing. — Huckleberry Finn

Yes-en Is rich now, come to look at it. I owns mysef, en Is wuth eight hundd dollars. I wisht I had de money, I wouldn want no. — Huckleberry Finn

I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a trembling, because Id got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: All right, then, Ill go to hell—and tore it up. — Huckleberry Finn

He was sunshine most always-I mean he made it seem like good weather. — Huckleberry Finn

I couldnt bear to think about it; and yet, somehow, I couldnt think about nothing else. — Huckleberry Finn

Ransomed? Whats that? I dont know. But thats what they do. Ive seen it in books; and so of course thats what weve got to do. But how can we do it if we dont know what it is? Why blame it all, weve got to do it. Dont I tell you its in the books? Do you want to go to doing different from whats in the books, and get things all muddled up? — Huckleberry Finn

Sometimes you gwyne to git hurt, en sometimes you gwyne to git sick; but every time yous gwyne to git well agin. — Huckleberry Finn

That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they dont know nothing about it. — Huckleberry Finn

I begun to think how dreadful it was, even for murderers, to be in such a fix. — Huckleberry Finn

Whats the use you learning to do right when its troublesome to do right and aint no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same? — Huckleberry Finn

Stars and shadows aint good to see by. — Huckleberry Finn

Your newspapers call you a brave people so much that you think you are braver than any other people – whereas youre just as brave, and no braver. — Huckleberry Finn

The pitifulest thing out is a mob … they dont fight with courage thats born in them, but with courage thats borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. But a mob without any man at the head of it, is beneath pitifulness. — Huckleberry Finn

Mornings, before daylight, I slipped into corn fields and borrowed a watermelon, or a mushmelon, or a punkin, or some new corn, or things of that kind. Pap always said it warnt no harm to borrow things, if you was meaning to pay them back, sometime; but the widow said it warnt anything but a soft name for stealing, and no decent body would do it. — Huckleberry Finn

All kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out. — Huckleberry Finn

People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that dont make no difference. — Huckleberry Finn