Calpurnia is a character from Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” She is the Finch family’s African-American cook and is known for her wisdom and strong moral compass. Throughout the book, Calpurnia imparts valuable life lessons and perspectives to Scout and Jem, the children of Atticus Finch. Her quotes are filled with wisdom and provide insight into the racial tensions of the time. In this article, we have compiled a list of powerful Calpurnia quotes that will make you reflect and inspire you.
Read these Calpurnia quotes:
“There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, but you ain’t called on to contradict ’em at the table when they don’t. That boy’s yo’ comp’ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear?”
“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat.”
“It’s not necessary to tell all you know. It’s not ladylike—in the second place, folks don’t like to have somebody around knowin’ more than they do. It aggravates ’em.”
“You ain’t makin’ me go nowhere, missus. It’s makin’ me go, just like Jem said, it’s makin’ me.”
“I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough.”