Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Harper Lee

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This week’s entry for Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday is from Harper Lee whose highly anticipated book “Go Set a Watchman” is out this week.

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19 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Harper Lee

  1. So true! I think sometimes we feel as if we can understand other people’s struggles just by closing our eyes really tight. Unfortunately its so much more to it than that. I read part of this book, Black Like Me which about a white man who took on the skin of a black man during segregation. Have you heard of it?

  2. This is so true. People can be so quick to judge when they have no clue what a person has gone through. This quote also reminds me of the song “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” by Joe South.

    If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour
    If we could find a way to get inside each other’s mind, mmmm
    If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego
    I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’ve been blind, mmmm

    Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
    Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
    Walk a mile in my shoes

    Now your whole world you see around you is just a reflection
    And the law of Karma says you’re gonna reap just what you sow
    So unless you’ve lived a life of total perfection
    You’d better be careful of every stone that you should throw – yeh-heh

    And yet we spend the day throwin’ stones at one another
    ‘Cause I don’t think or wear my hair the same way you do, mmmm
    Well, I may be common people but I’m your brother
    And when you strike out you’re tryin’ to hurt me it’s hurtin’ you
    Lord, have mercy

    Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
    Babe, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
    Walk a mile in my shoes

    And there are people on reservations and out in the ghettos
    And brother, there, but for the grace of God, go you and I, yeh-heh
    And if I only had wings of a little angel, well
    Don’t you know, I’d fly to the top of a mountain and then I’d cry

    Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
    Babe, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
    Better walk a mile in my shoes
    Try before what you’re doing

    Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
    Oh, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
    Walk a mile in my shoes…

    Amazing how this quote is so relevant today.

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