Beloved author Harper Lee who wrote the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, dies at 89 but her words live on forever.
For a long time, the author said that she would never write another book, but in 2015, the manuscript for a novel Go?Set A Watchman was published. ?In 2007, President George W. Bush awarded the author with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, abcnews writes.
Michael Morrison, president and publisher of HarperCollins stated, ?The world knows Harper Lee was a brilliant writer but what many don?t know is that she was an extraordinary woman of great joyfulness, humility and kindness. She lived her life the way she wanted to ? in private ? surrounded by books and the people who loved her. I will always cherish the time I spent with her.?
Lee was from Monroeville, Alabama. To Kill a Mockingbird was her first book that tackled racial issues in the South and was published in 1960. It also became a widely popular reading material in schools around the world.
Here are some of the best quotes from her world-renowned novel To Kill A Mockingbird and from her newly published manuscript Set A Watchman. (via Elle)
From To Kill a Mockingbird:
?You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view?until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.?
?Before I can live with other folks I?ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn?t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.?
?People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.?
?Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It?s knowing you?re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.?
?It?s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn?t hurt you.?
?We?re paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It?s that simple.?
?There are just some kind of men who ? who?re so busy worrying about the next world they?ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.?
From Go Set a Watchman:
?Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.?
?[T]he time your friends need you is when they?re wrong, Jean Louise. They don?t need you when they’re right.?
?A man can condemn his enemies, but it’s wiser to know them.?
?She was almost in love with him. No, that?s impossible, she thought: either you are or you aren?t. Love?s the only thing in this world that is unequivocal. There are different kinds of love, certainly, but it?s a you-do or you-don?t proposition with them all.?