Hi! Today, I will be sharing my favourite quotes from the book “Tuesdays With Morrie”. I still can remember, it was one of the books I was assigned to read for an English class back in college and I honestly enjoyed it so much and probably one of the greatest books that I’ve ever read. However, it was very shocking for me to read some reviews and they were saying that the book was very sappy and boring. So obvious that they missed the message of the book. 😄✌
Tuesdays With Morrie is a non fiction novel by an American writer, broadcaster, columnist, musician, screenwriter and a best selling author Mitch Albom. The story was later adopted by Thomas Rickman into a TV movie of the same name directed by Mick Jackson. It tells the true story of sociologist Morrie Schwartz and his relationship to his students.
It was a heart warming story where the writer (Mitch Albom) became close to his professor (Morrie). He discovered after his graduation that Morrie was dying because of terminal illness ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). He was surprised and saddened so he decided to visit his old professor every Tuesday. Morrie was like teaching Mitch with many great life lessons in general and they were able to build a beautiful friendship (like father and son) until Morrie’s death.
I am just so thankful to Mitch Albom for this book because reading it really inspires me to live life to the fullest. My favourite part was when Morrie was dying and he explained that we should make sure to get a chance to do all the things that we want before we die. The book was so inspiring as it covers all the major things in life that matters. So whether you’re young or old, you have to read Tuesdays With Morrie especially if you are going through loss.
Okey, here are my 11 favourite quotes from the book:
1. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.
2. Forgive yourself before you die then forgive others.
3. Love wins. Love always wins.”
4. “Learn to detach. Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent.”
5. “Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hang on too long.”
6. “If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all. Love is so supremely important.”
7. “The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
8. “As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand that you’re going to die and that you will live a better life because of it.”
9. “We need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.”
10. “If you hold back on the emotions, if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them,you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid.”
11. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.”
That’s all for today. Which one did you like the most? Thank you for reading.