What are some inspiring and memorable quotes said by or about Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird?I am doing a collage for a project, and I need to include quotes about the subject. My subject is...

What are some inspiring and memorable quotes said by or about Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird?

I am doing a collage for a project, and I need to include quotes about the subject. My subject is Scout. I'm sort of focusing on Scout's relationship with Atticus, and how they see each other. But, any and all quotes are helpful.

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MEMORABLE QUOTES BY SCOUT IN TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Cousin Francis.  Scout is not overly fond of her older Cousin Francis. Aside from being "the most boring child I ever met," he is a tattletale and troublemaker. When he persists in calling Atticus and Scout a "nigger-lover," Scout is forced to break her promise to her father about fighting.

     This time, I split my knuckle to the bone on his front teeth. My left impaired, I sailed in with my right...  (Chapter 9)

Dill.  Scout's first love and "permanent fiance," Dill sweeps Scout off her bare feet. When Dill leaves Maycomb each summer to return to his home in Meridian, Mississippi, Scout is disconsolate.

... summer was the swiftness with which Dill would reach up and kiss me when Jem was not looking, the longing we sometimes felt each other feel. With him, life was routine; without him, life was unbearable. I stayed miserable for two days.  (Chapter 12)

Miss Caroline.  Scout got off on the wrong track with her first grade teacher, who "spanked" Scout's hand before sending her to sit in the corner.

Had her conduct been more friendly toward me, I would have felt sorry for her. She was a pretty little thing.  (Chapter 2)

Mayella Ewell.  Scout felt some sympathy for Mayella, recognizing that she "must be the loneliest person in the world." But she also saw that Mayella was a liar, filled with hate for just about everyone she met.

I guess if she hadn't been so poor and ignorant, Judge Taylor would have put her under the jail for the contempt she showed everybody in the courtroom.  (Chapter 18)

Preferring Men to Women.  Scout becomes disgusted with the supposed "ladies" of the Missionary Circle. She soon comes to realize that

... I was more at home in my father's world... Ladies seemed to live in faint horror of men, seemed unwilling to approve wholeheartedly of them. But I liked them. There was something about them... that I instinctively liked... they weren't--
     "Hypocrites..."  (Chapter 24)

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