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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Typewriter quote "People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for."
Steven Gonzalez: Atticus's quote in TKAM, he means don't judge someone because you don't know how they live their lives or how life is for them. A person can be a certain way for a certain reason, so basically it's saying don't judge a book by its cover.
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” - Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird