To honor the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee, who died on February 19, 2016, Amazon released the passages in To Kill a Mockingbird that are most frequently highlighted on Kindle e-readers.
- “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
- “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
- “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
- “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
- “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.”
- “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—” “Sir?” “—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”