You can pet him, Mr. Arthur. He's asleep.
Couldn't if he was awake, though; he wouldn't let you. Go ahead.
That boy is your company. And if he wants to eat
up that tablecloth, you let him, you hear? And if you can't act fit
to eat like folks, you can just set here and eat in the kitchen.
There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son.
I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible.
Bad language is a stage all children go through,
and it dies with time when they learn they're not attracting
attention with it.
It was times like these when I thought my father,
who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man
who ever lived.
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.
I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when
anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don't pretend to
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