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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Race Quotes

here was a free nigger there from Ohio—a mulatter, most as white as a white man. He had the whitest shirt on you ever see, too, and the shiniest hat; and there ain't a man in that town that's got...

Morality and Ethics Quotes

"Please take it," says I, "and don't ask me nothing—then I won't have to tell no lies." (4.15)

Rules and Order Quotes

The widow rung a bell for supper, and you had to come to time. When you got to the table you couldn't go right to eating, but you had to wait for the widow to tuck down her head and grumble a littl...

Lies and Deceit Quotes

"I hain't got no money.""It's a lie. Judge Thatcher's got it. You git it. I want it.""I hain't got no money, I tell you. You ask Judge Thatcher; he'll tell you the same." (5.19-5.24)

Religion Quotes

After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable...

Friendship Quotes

Now she had got a start, and she went on and told me all about the good place. She said all a body would have to do there was to go around all day long with a harp and sing, forever and ever. So I...

Man and the Natural World Quotes

The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her w...

Family Quotes

The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, and she called me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harm by it. (1.3)

Youth Quotes

Tom he made a sign to me – kind of a little noise with his mouth – and we went creeping away on our hands and knees. When we was ten foot off Tom whispered to me, and wanted to tie Jim to the t...

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

Afterwards Jim said the witches bewitched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the State, and then set him under the trees again, and hung his hat on a limb to show who done it. And n...

The Supernatural Quotes

Pretty soon a spider went crawling up my shoulder, and I flipped it off and it lit in the candle; and before I could budge it was all shriveled up. I didn't need anybody to tell me that that was an...

Drugs and Alcohol Quotes

"Yes, he's got a father, but you can't never find him these days. He used to lay drunk with the hogs in the tanyard, but he hain't been seen in these parts for a year or more." (2.16)
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