Atticus’s voice was even: “Alexandra, Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to. You may think otherwise, but I couldn’t have got along without her all these years. She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll simply have to accept things the way they are.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 14. Atticus defends Calpurnia against Aunt Alexandra, who doesn’t approve of a black woman raising Scout and wants him to get rid of her. He tells his sister that he will never tell Calpurnia to leave the house because she is essentially a member of the family.