Quotations from Harper Lee And Umberto Eco


To honor the writings of the two recently deceased great writers, Harper Lee and Umberto Eco, I wanted to offer these quotations in remembrance:



  “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.”                                                                                                      Harper Lee  To Kill A Mockingbird

  “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 see it through no matter what.”                                                    Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird



 “Love is wiser than wisdom.”                                                                                                        Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose

“This, in fact, is the power of the imagination,  which, combining the memory of gold with that of the mountain, can compose the idea of a golden mountain.”

                                                 Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose


18 thoughts on “Quotations from Harper Lee And Umberto Eco

  1. Eco’s second quote is new to me. The idea he’s presenting reminds me of George Lakoff’s theory of metaphors, which argues all ideas are founded on bodily experience and the metaphors they imply. Benjamin Bergen’s work suggests the same process at work in human communication.

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  2. To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book and film. Sad to see Harper Lee go, but her time here was well spent. I’m not too familiar with Umberto Eco’s work, but reading this quote leaves me wanting to change that pretty soon.

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