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Everyone is looking for some kind of an answer. Is it possible that there isn't one? I suppose that depends on the question.

Is life tragic? Yes. Terribly tragic. Can you change your outlook on life? Yes. We are all in control of our emotions, whether we are capable actually doing it is different matter. What I took from the book 'Tuesdays With Morrie' is not how to cope with death/life (notice I use them interchangeably), but how to use the time we have to enable ourselves to love deeply, control our emotions, think without restrictions and fear nothing.

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Morrie Quotes


My senior english class is reading Tuesdays with Morrie. When I first started reading the book I didn't think I was going to like it very much. But now I am over half way through the book and I really like it. There are many great quotes in this book. 

I really like what Morrie says on page 81 when they are talking about death and Morrie says, "Everyone knows they're going to die, but nobody believes it." I really like this quote because it it so true. Death is a very real and a very difficult thing. It is something everyone has to face but we don't want to, so we try to deny it. It really is a hard thing to tell yourself that you are not always going to be here, that there will be a day when you will have to face death. I know in my life, I know people that have died but I can't imagine myself dying right now. But Morrie is a example that death is a real thing and I think he is different from most people because he knows it's going to happen and he accepts it. His advice to us is on page 81 where he says, "To know you're going to die, and to be prepared for it at any time." This is a very good way to look at life because you have no choice but to face death. You need to be prepared and not regret the way you have lived your life.

Probably my favorite part of the book so far is on page 40 where Morrie and Mitch are talking about the tension of opposites. "Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing but you are bound to do something else..." Mitch compares this to a wrestling match and asks which side wins and Morrie replies, "Love wins. Love always wins." I love this so much because love is such an important thing in life. Because life is always going to pull you in different directions and you are always going to have to face hard thing in life and a lot of the time you don't know how do deal with it. What he says is look to where love comes in. Because love is the greatest thing that there is in life. Everything good is based on love. Without love we have nothing and it will "always win" if you put it first in your life. Morries loved others and that is what  he encouraged Mitch and others to do.  it is an important thing to have and you can't be happy with out it.  

 

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Morrie Quotes


My senior English 101 class has recently been reading Tuesdays With Morrie, and I would have to say that it is one of the most loving, and touching books that I have ever read. It is just simply one of the best books I have ever laid my hands one, and i'm glad that I had the opportunity to read it. Morrie was such an inspirational person, and I would have loved to have been able to meet him. His words had such power, and have touched my heart in so many way. My outlook on life change completely since I began reading this amazing book. Many of Morrie's aphorisms have really touched me, and made an impact on my life. It was really hard to choose just a few of them, but here are some of my absolute favorites.

"Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others." (p.164) By reading this, I began forgiving just about everyone that had ever hurt me, or had done anything hurtful to me that I was holding a grudge against. There is no reason to hold a grudge on someone for forever, you never know when it might be your time to die. It could be today, tomorrow, or 50 years from now, we don't know. So why not be friends or have conversation with people, because they did something to hurt you at one point in time, it could be the last time you see them, and you don't want your last words to somebody to be something hateful. So make up with people, and forgive yourself for anything you may regret doing or saying.

"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." (p.91) My family, is my everything. With out them I would have nothing.  They are my inspiration, my light, my joy, my reason for waking up in the mornings, and my haven in this heartless world. If I didn't have my wonderful family, I truly don't know where I would be. I am extremely blessed to be able to the caring and loving family that I have, and I thank God for them every chance I get. They are exactly what Morrie says, my love and support. <3

"Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too - even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling." (p.61) This is so true. If you are EVER going have anybody to trust you, you have to trust them first. I mean come on, how can you trust somebody if they don't trust you? You Can't. You need to trust everybody, that is until they break your trust, even then you must be able to give them just a little bit of your trust when needed. Even if you have been hurt, even when you're unsure, even when you're in the dark.

Morrie was a extraordinary person, and I cant wait to finish reading this book.

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Morrie Quotes.


My Dual credit English class has recently started on the book Tuesdays with Morrie.
I'm not much of a reader, but i will pick up a good book from time to time,
And this my friend is a GREAT book. Morrie Schwartz in which whom this book is about
made many like assumptions and aphorisms about life, heres a few i really enjoyed.

"Accept the past as the past, without denying it or discarding it." p.18 This was one of my top favorite quotes,I felt like I had really came into this quote because theres been some times in my life where things that I not accepted or came into terms with that i needed to let go of. After I read this quote it made me really sit back and think do i need to hold onto what cant be changed, or move on with life,I realized that Morrie was right. There's no regrets, just lessons learned and without them, I would not be the person I am today.


"Love wins. Love always wins." p.40 I love love love this statement, it really is the truth. Whenever i read this it just makes soo much sense to me, you could be in a fight with your boyfriend/girlfriend and have an ugly breakup, you guys go seperate ways but one of you stil has feelings that cant be unleashed because the other person has moved on. There should be no fear, "love always wins" you can use this quote in any manner, any prospective you would like but when all else fails love NEVER does.


"...Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, 'Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to day? Am I being the person I want to be?' "p81. I think that recently I have gained a little bird on my shoulder. Because everyday is a new opportunity to do something more with your life, everyday you wake up is time to find you, become you, do what makes you happy. My little bird often says Do as you can in your life before you cant anymore. You only have 1 life to live, do it the right way. Inspire people accomplish new goals, ask yourself. "is today the day?" by this quote i'm almost sure Morrie has inspired alot of people.


"Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldnt. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you shouldnt never take anything for granted. A tension of oppesites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle" p40. This quote is so true, we all have those times where you need to do something you're suppose to do something, but theres what you want to do. Theres always things others have that you want, and the nonsatisfaction of what you already have in life. This made me sit and think of everything i had to be thankful for, and really take things into consideration, that i have it good compared to others so to be thankful.


"So many people walk around with a meaningless life...devote yourself to create something that gives you purpose and meaning." p.43 When you think about it so many people do this. I even find my self wasting vauable days that i could be doing something meaningful, but instead i'm laying around, watching tv, or playing on facebook it. It really bothers me that it takes the idea of death, or an actual death for people to open their eyes and appreciate life. I know i get clouded by the day to day lifestyle we have as humans but i try to bring myself back down from it all, and remember life is only temporary when you're gone from this Earth do you want to be remembered for something good like Morrie? or do you want to be forgotten. This quote really opens my eyes and makes me remember to have a purpose in life, not to just go through the motions of life...Live!

Those were just a few minor quotes that really touched me, we're not quiet finished yet but i'm sure i will be bringing more to the site pretty soon.
I cant wait to finish the book off, and have plenty more quotes to live by/ post.

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My actual post


Recently my dual credit english 101/english four class as of about three weeks ago has been reading Tuesdays with Morrie in and out of our class. I absolutly love this book because it is emotionally uplifting and it is also a great story that teaches you about the love for others and there are alot of great meaningful quotes but so far there were three in this book that really stood out to me and really meant a lot to me because theystruck me on an emotional level .


On of the quotes comes from page 52 and was said by Morrie it said "Let it come in. We think that we dont deserve love, we think if we let it in we will become too soft.....'Love is the only rational act'-This means to me that no matter what the struggles you face that you can always find love and it will always make since to you.


My second quote comes from page 40 and it is also said by Morrie is said " Love wins. Love always wins."- this means to me that you can trust your heart at all times no matter the struggles that you face or the journeys you are going through. Love will always prevail against the biggest odds.


My third qoute comes from page 10 and again is said by Morrie it said " Study me in my slow and patient demise. Watch what happens to me. Learn with me."- This means to me that Morrie cared so much about his family and friends that he was willing to let them all study him and basically treat him like a lab rat and it did not phase him at all, he didn't care at all because I personally believe that he knew he had live a fulfilling life and was perfectly content with ths simple fact he was going to die.


All of three of these mean alot to me because they do hit me on an emotional level. This book is one of the true great book that can cause a big change in your life and the way that you look at the the way you live it. I honestly think that anyone who reads this can and will be changed.

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My actual post


Recently my dual credit english 101/english four class as of about three weeks ago has been reading Tuesdays with Morrie in and out of our class. I absolutly love this book because it is emotionally uplifting and it is also a great story that teaches you about the love for others and there are alot of great meaningful quotes but so far there were three in this book that really stood out to me and really meant a lot to me because theystruck me on an emotional level .


On of the quotes comes from page 52 and was said by Morrie it said "Let it come in. We think that we dont deserve love, we think if we let it in we will become too soft.....'Love is the only rational act'-This means to me that no matter what the struggles you face that you can always find love and it will always make since to you.


My second quote comes from page 40 and it is also said by Morrie is said " Love wins. Love always wins."- this means to me that you can trust your heart at all times no matter the struggles that you face or the journeys you are going through. Love will always prevail against the biggest odds.


My third qoute comes from page 10 and again is said by Morrie it said " Study me in my slow and patient demise. Watch what happens to me. Learn with me."- This means to me that Morrie cared so much about his family and friends that he was willing to let them all study him and basically treat him like a lab rat and it did not phase him at all, he didn't care at all because I personally believe that he knew he had live a fulfilling life and was perfectly content with ths simple fact he was going to die.


All of three of these mean alot to me because they do hit me on an emotional level. This book is one of the true great book that can cause a big change in your life and the way that you look at the the way you live it. I honestly think that anyone who reads this can and will be changed.

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Recently my D.C. English


Recently my D.C. English class has been reading Tuesdays With Morrie. When my teacher first gave it to us I was like great it's gonna be a boring book. As soon as I read the first page I basically fell in love with it!! Here are some quotes that have made a huge impact on the way I look at life now...


"Accept the past, without denying it or discarding it..." {pg.18}


This has made me realize that everybody, at some point in their live does something they regret. But this makes you realize that you got to move on with your life. You have to accept what happened and how it happened. Along with the result of it. You can't change it so why not just look at it as an experience that made you the person you are today.


"Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel..." {pg. 61}


I can really relate to this because it is honostly the truth. Sometimes you can't go with what you see. You have to go from the heart. You have to believe in yourself that what you're feeling is what is right. No matter how crazy it seems at the time, you have to believe that is will all work out in the end. This is why this quote from Tuesdays With Morrie hits home I think to a lot of people.


"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out of love, and how to let love come in." {pg.52}


Love...Well to me that's a hard thing to do. But this has shown me that to be loved & to feel loved you have to give love to recieve it. You have to let love come in when it is hard to do...So that is why this is one of my favorite quotes.


"Without love, we are birds with broken wings." {pg.80}


Where on this earth would we be without love. No where, because with love everything is possible. Love teaches you so many things. It teaches that no matter what happens you will always have it.


I have found such meaning in all these quotes, and I cannot wait to find more in this book. That when I started reading it I thought it was just going to be another book. Well instead it has taught me somethings on life, and love.

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Tuesdays with Morrie


Recently my English 101 class has been reading the book Tuesdays with Morrie.The book immediately grew on me and I've come to like the book very much.Morrie had so many perspectives on life that mitch mentioned alot in his book.Here are a few that really stood out to me.


Morrie says in the book, "Dying is only one thing to be sad over...living unhappily is something else." (pg 35) This quote says it all for me. If you look at most of our culture today so many of them feel like they live unhappy lives.Sure they have their moments were they can look at someone elses life and for a brief moment they feel some what grateful. But sadly this feeling is only there for a mere moment until a newer one takes its place and their back to their so called reality.People set a standard on how they should live their lifes when what they fail to relize is that life is what you make it out to be.Focusing on all the negative things in ones life will only bring an unhappy existence.


Another quote from the book that I really enjoy is when Morrie says,"Love wins.  Love always wins."  (pg 40) This quote has to be one of my favorites I've seen so far.If people could only take away the sheer meaning of this quote,it seems like we would all live in a much better world.It seems that hate and corruption only fill the lives of those who live on this Earth.To me love is the ultimate conquerer.No matter what challenges you may face in life,as long as you keep a life filled with love and compassion for those around you then you will have always won.


Mitch also mentions in his book that Morrie had quotes this, "People haven't found meaning in their lives, so they're running around all the time looking for it." (pg 136)I absolutely agree with this.It seems that people get so caught up with what they have planned in the future instead of focusing on their lives in the present.With someone doing this how can they appreciate what they are currently experiencing in thier lives?Ive got a quote of mine that I really enjoy that ties in with this that says,"Dream that you"ll live forever.Live like you"ll die tomorrow." We were never promised tomorrow and we should live everyday that we can with meaning and appreciation.


Finally another quote that I would like to point out from the book is,“Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it.”  (p. 18)I think that everyone struggles with this everynow and then.I myself do at times I'll admit and it gets even the best of us.We must learn to accept that what has happend in the past is the past.We can do nothing to alter it or change it.Whats done is done the old saying goes.Whether we regret some of the things we have done or are proud of those achievements,it makes us who we are today.


There is no doubt that I would recommend Tuesdays with Morrie to anyone.It is a book that holds so much meaning to life and the things we experience in it.These are only a handful of quotes that have made this book a life changing read.Morrie was a great man and even now he is teaching many people how to get more out of their lives through his aphorisms in his book.I've really come to enjoy this book and the meanings revealed in its pages.

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My English 101 class has been


My English 101 class has been reading Tuesdays With Morrie, and what an experience it's been! We've seen, read and learned about a lot of new things and a great guy that we are finding we love but haven't had the privelage to personally meet. So touching is this story that each quote and sentence has been delicately touched and thought of.


". . . There is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family. . . 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. As our great poet Auden said, 'Love each other or perish'." (p. 91)


- This quote made me think of all the different people there are and how different the personalities. All the people who rebel because that's what they've always known, and all the people who can't wait for the next time they'll see their kids and/or parents. Everything you do or see has a sort of love in it and the way you see and look at it is the amount of love and feeling you have in yourself.


". . . How we feel lonely, sometimes to the point of tears, but we don't let those tears come because we are not supposed to cry. Or how we feel a surge of love for a partner but we don't say anything because we're frozen with the fear of what those words might do to the relationship." (p. 105)


- I do this. I don't cry when I want to the most if I'm around people. I hold it in, fight it with everything I have. I don't like letting people see me cry, I normally feel that I should be strong and keep the tears back until I know I'm alone. I don't like looking weak and to me that's what it looks like. There are certain occasions that I don't mind people to see my tears, but mostly I do mind.


- Words in a relationship are words that can never be taken back. That is my quote. I've had that surge and that fear that held me back from saying anything. I'm also letting that fear take over now. It happens to everybody at least once.

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My English 101 class has been


My English 101 class has been reading Tuesdays With Morrie, and what an experience it's been! We've seen, read and learned about a lot of new things and a great guy that we are finding we love but haven't had the privelage to personally meet. So touching is this story that each quote and sentence has been delicately touched and thought of.


". . . There is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family. . . 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. As our great poet Auden said, 'Love each other or perish'." (p. 91)


- This quote made me think of all the different people there are and how different the personalities. All the people who rebel because that's what they've always known, and all the people who can't wait for the next time they'll see their kids and/or parents. Everything you do or see has a sort of love in it and the way you see and look at it is the amount of love and feeling you have in yourself.


". . . How we feel lonely, sometimes to the point of tears, but we don't let those tears come because we are not supposed to cry. Or how we feel a surge of love for a partner but we don't say anything because we're frozen with the fear of what those words might do to the relationship." (p. 105)


- I do this. I don't cry when I want to the most if I'm around people. I hold it in, fight it with everything I have. I don't like letting people see me cry, I normally feel that I should be strong and keep the tears back until I know I'm alone. I don't like looking weak and to me that's what it looks like. There are certain occasions that I don't mind people to see my tears, but mostly I do mind.


- Words in a relationship are words that can never be taken back. That is my quote. I've had that surge and that fear that held me back from saying anything. I'm also letting that fear take over now. It happens to everybody at least once.


When my English teacher told my class that we would read a non-fiction, I pouted and grunted. I judged before even considering, now I apologize for my actions and thank my teacher. I honestly love this book. The first non-fiction I've ever read and a very good one it is. Thank you Mitch Albom for sharing Morrie with us!

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Quotes


Honestly, I hate reading. I could never really get into a book, till now.  For the past few weeks my English 101 class has been reading Tuesdays with Morrie and I actually found myself enjoying this book more and more as I read. This book has made me think a lot about life, love, and many other things. I wouldn't go as far as saying this book has changed my life, but it has made somewhat of an impact on how I view life. Here are a few that really made the impact...


"The most important thing in life is to  learn how to give out love, and to let it come in...'Love is the only rational act.'" (50) This really hit home to me and made me think. We learn so many things in our life time. Most of which is taught in school but this can't be taught in school... actually it can't be taught any where. Learning how to let love come in and give it out is currently a lesson in my life that I'm dealing with. Once I read this it really made me think about what I am going through. I have always thought letting your guard down and being 'soft' was the worst thing a person could do, I hated emotions. But now I don't really doubt if it's something I deserve or not, if it happens it happens.


"Don't cling to things, because everything is impermanent." (103) This quote alone has made the whole book worth the read for me. It may not have been the words of Morrie himself, but the way he describes it as detacting ones self really made me wonder. It really made me understand that you shouldn't hold onto things as much, they might not always be there. You can hang onto an emotion from a moment, but the moment its self will pass with the time. This is how I see it, why hold onto something when it is no long there... just experience it, detach, and move on.


"And in addition to all the miseries, the young are not wise. They have very little understanding about life...It's such nonsense." (118)With this final quote, I couldn't agree more. A majority of teens today get the attitude that they know it all, when actually we don't. I'll admit it, I've been there myself. I have let the world tell me how I should look, how I should dress, and how I should even act at certain times and a majority of the time I listen. Why? Cause as humans we have the need to fit in. But as we age we have less of that need, we grow up. You no longer have the urge to impress your peers, unless you're stuck in time, then you obviously didn't learn how to detach yourself from that. But you learn that life is really only about the pursuit of your own happiness, and its rather sad that you can't understand that at a younger age.


In conclusion, if you have a chance and you haven't read this book, you need to. It really makes you think about life in a different way, and in a way helps you to understand it better... which is kind of what Morrie wanted. For every one to understand life and all it truly has to offer.

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Life Changing Quotes


In my English 101 class, our teacher required us to read, Tuesday's With Morrie, I was somewhat apprehensive about reading it, but once I began I could not stop!  I feel privileged to be able to read about the tenderhearted, Morrie.  The book had such an impact on my recent views of my own life.  I feel it helped me overcome a few very intense obstacles.  Morrie's alphorisms were amazing and meaningful.  I could barely narrow them down to share my thoughts on each. But the few I chose,had an extreme pull on my heart strings.


The first quote that really touched me was  "Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do; accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it; learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others; don't assume its too late." (P.18).   This meant so much to me, because high school is rough and  it seems like the world we live in today sees nothing but outer appearances.  I'm a simple young lady, and I am now proud of that.  Like any other person, I have made mistakes in my young life and I had trouble accepting what's done is done. After reading this, it put things into perspective for me. It's my past, it's a part of me, and I can only learn from it.  After accepting that, I was able to forgive myself, and most important, accept myself for me.


"The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it." (p.42)  This quote also was very, very special to me because, when the weight of the world is on your shoulders, it's so hard not to give in to it.  I try my best not to, but sometimes I fail.  After reading, I feel that it is most defintely okay to be me, all the time, no matter what.


"Love wins. Love always wins." (p.40)  This quote is simply amazing.  Five very strong words.  I believe that if you do not have love in your life, you have nothing.  Also, unlike many others, I abide by this belief, and I have never been proven wrong.  With love, you have everything, and if you keep loving, and don't turn away, I feel that you will win, always.  In my life, I once again struggle with the weight of the world, and have constant stress, but when I think back to this wonderful quote, I keep love in the front of my mind, rather than the back, and I can pull through anything.


"If you hold back on the emotions . . . you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid." (p.104)  Since I am such an emotional person, this quote really hit home.  I cry often, I cried several times throughout this book.  When I'm happy, I cannot stop smiling, when I'm sad, I cannot wipe the frown off my face.  To me, this quote meant that it's okay to show your emotions, that's why they are there.  If you hold them back, you are only harming yourself.  I can relate to Morrie and all of his emotions throughout the book, and feel them too.  I'm so glad I was able to read this part of the book!  I just feel like I'm not the only one now.  It's an amazing sensation.


I think you are an amazing author, and like I said earlier, I feel blessed to be reading about Morrie.  I actually would have loved to seen him dance?  After reading the book, I feel that I too, know Morrie, although I don't, it's a great warm feeling.  I would have loved to met him, even if it was only once, it would have been one of the greatest blessings.  I'm so thankful you wrote this book, because it answered the questions I have been asking myself for months.  I now have more confidence, dignity, compassion, and respect for myself. Thanks Mitch!


 

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Love it!


  Recently my English 101 class was assigned the task of reading Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. It is truly the most inspirational book that I have ever been introduced to. I have never been an adequate reader but I found myself unable to put this particular book down. I loved it! There are many quotes that have caught my eye and I would love to share with you some of my favorites.


"Love wins. Love always wins."
Page 40


I have chosen this quote because it is so true! In life, as long as you have happiness and love surrounding you, you will always be a winner in the game of life. Love saves us all.


"Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel . . . even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling."
Page 61


I chose this quote because some of the best things in life are felt with our hearts rather then seen with our eyes. Trust, love, loyalty and happiness can be expressed but the greatest part of these emotions are felt within soul.


"Learn how to die, and you learn how to live."
Page 83


I loved this quote because there are so many moments, people and things in life that we all take for granted everyday. Ask yourself these questions. If you were dying, would you look back on your life and wish that you had done something different? Would you have taken the risk? Would you have told someone whom you have admired for years in silence how you really felt about them? I don't want to go through life wondering "what if?" . We all should live life like we are dying.


"How can I be envious of where you are --- when I've been there myself?"
Page 121


I absolutely love this quote! In life you should never be envious toward anyone or anything because God is writting our individual life stories and they are all very special. He has an amazing plan for each of us. The people of the world are in no way the same and therefore we should not kill ourselves trying to "live up" to something we are not destined to be. Just wait it out. Your time to shine will eventually arrive.


"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and take it in."
Page 52


This quote is lovely because if we cannot learn to love people for who they are then we may never find inspiring people such as Morrie. We need to not allow ourselves to build up walls and block people out of our lives. Every person walks into our lives for a reason whether good or bad. They all teach us a valuable lesson that is meant to be passed on.


I have recommended this book to everyone. It's truly amazing and it has allowed me to view life from a whole new perspective. Thanks Mitch!

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An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson...


I am so fortunate that I and my English 101 class have had the opportunity to read Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. This book has most defiantly had an effect on me and my outlook on life, throughout the book I’ve learned that no matter what happens in your life, you always need to take time to look at the simple things in life and don’t get caught up with everything in today’s world. Make every moment last and surround yourself with people that you love and people that love you.


“Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it.” (p.18) This quote is defiantly in my top five of my favorite quotes in this entire book.  You always have to accept your past, because there is nothing you can do to change it. Everything that has happened in my past has made me who I am today, yes, there are some things in my past that I regret, but everything I do wrong, I learn from it and it makes me a better person today. If you don’t accept your past, all you’re going to do is just set and mourn for yourself, but if you do accept it and learn from it, it will make you a better person in the long run.


“Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. … you must feel that you can trust them, too-even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.” (p.61) This quote really hit me hard with my trust issues. Of course I’ve done this exercise numerous times but I’ve never done it as Morrie explains it. In order for someone to trust you, you have to put your trust in them, even when you’re in the dark, even when you’re falling. With this exercise you learn how to fully put your trust in someone by having save you instead of them just you fall.


“He was standing on the tracks, listening to death’s locomotive whistle,…” (p.65,66) To me, this quote not only explains actually how close Morrie was to death, but how death stood in his life. Picture it, you standing next to a set of train tracks, hearing the whistle, from what it seems like a million miles away, then you hear it getting closer and closer until it’s right in front of you getting ready to blow you away with its mighty winds. This explains how Morrie was dealing with ALS in his life since he was diagnosed. First it seems like his time is “forever” away, but then he realizes it’s coming closer. He can’t exactly tell when his time is, but he knows it that its coming, coming soon.


“Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” (p.82) This quote right here, I could probably say is my favorite in this book. Although I’ve never exactly “learned how to die”, as Morrie puts it, I completely understand what he is saying. Once you’ve figured out how you’re going to die, you start to realize that every little moment counts no matter how “little” it may seem and you find out that you have to make the best of everything in your life, because everything in your life, won’t be there forever.


These are just a handful of my all-time favorite quotes from Morrie Schwartz and I can’t wait to learn so more cause I know there will be many more to come. I can’t wait to read Mitch Albom’s other books, I know that they will be just incredibly awesome as my new favorite book, Tuesdays with Morrie.

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"Tuesdays with Morrie" quotes


Recently my English class has been assigned to read the book Tuesdays with Morrie. I was less than ecstatic about this prospect as I'm not very fond of non-fiction, and required school reading is usually not very interesting. I must say that the book is better than I first expected it to be, however I'm not especially crazy about it. Unfortunately I have been assigned to give my personal thought on some quotes from the book which is a very difficult task for an emotionally and socially introverted person like me. Oh well, so it goes.   

One part of the book that I did feel was connected to me was actually a run of thoughts that Mitch was having, “I spent so many hours on things that meant absolutely nothing to me personally: movie stars, supermodels… Why did we bother with all the distractions we did? Back home, the O.J. Simpson trial was in full swing, and there were people who surrendered their entire lunch hours watching it… They didn’t know O. J. Simpson. They didn’t know anyone involved in the case. Yet they gave up days and weeks of their lives, addicted to someone else’s drama.(P.42)” This sort of thing has always perplexed me. Obviously there are many celebrities who are famous for their great work and it’s interesting to learn about them, however, it has always seemed strange to me that so many people immerse themselves so fully in the lives of celebrities. Many of these people are famous for nothing more than their family relations or crimes they’ve committed, yet people will spend countless hours watching special reports, reading articles, and searching for interviews for these people that should mean nothing to them. I can’t help but feel that this time could be better spent given to a loved one, helping others, striving for self-improvement, or at least researching celebrities who are famous for their great ideas or historical significance rather than their personal troubles. It’s sad that we live in a world that actually to encourage this line of thinking, to me this obsession with the lives of famous people seems to stem from societies own insecurities and one’s regret for how unsatisfied they are with their own life, so they delve into the more eventful lives of famous people to compensate for the emptiness. If I remember correctly, Morrie says something somewhat similar to this in his and Mitch’s discussion of youth.

I apologize that I only discussed one quote, and that it was a rather odd one considering how many beautiful aphorisms Morrie has, but discussing any of these would have required me to be more emotional and personal which I’m not willing to do.

 

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Tuesdays With Morrie


Recently my Englsih  101 class begun the book "Tuesdays with Morrie"  by Mitch Albom. I love this book. Seems like from every sentence to every word has something to do with my life presently or  before. This book has been my life  line for adive the last two  weeks. he just has so much wisdom and i love the point that he shared it with everybody. He was a brave man. Even tho the whole book is wonderful, i would like to share a couple of  my favorite quotes and my feelings towards them.

"The culture we have dose not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enought to say if the culture dosen't work, dont buy it."(pg.42)I really like this quote. He telling the truth about  everything. Our culture dose down people. By hurting peoples feeling, and have there confidence down, business pockets stay full because they  adviterise  things that people think they need to have to be have and to live. Even tho we know we dont need it, we  buy it because somebody else has it, or because its suppose to help some kind of flaw that we supposely have. To live in todays society you have to be stong or be rich, because everybody wants something.

"WE....need to forgive ourselves.....For all  the things we didn't do. All the things we should  have done. You cant get stuck on the  regrets of what should have happened."(pg.166)Morrie couldn't have said it any better than that right there. Regrets are what  mess people up. When things happen, you have to move on with your life, good or bad. You cant dewell on the past because its not going to change.  You have to forgive yourself for everything you  do. If you have dont something horirble in your life, and you live through it,  forget it. Dont  mess up your life trying to live your past. I can not relate to this very much. I cant say that i have never regreted anything, but it didn't last for longer than a minute. I dont regret much. I am the kind of people thats going to do what i want to do, when i need to, how i want to.

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem helf-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are  important......)(pg.43)I know so many people thats  like this right now. Out in the world, doing nothing. Working at a gas station or a resturant hating the fast that there life has began and ending at the same place. When people are all stuck up and only care about themselve, they end up by there selves. You have to care about something. Your community, your friends, your self. When you dont have any meaning in your life, you are basically walking dead. Take for instance my life, i work and play basketball. I come home to a beautiful niece  and nephew everyday that lights up my world. They are truly my everything. I dont do alot but i love. I have a big heart and would do anything for anybody. Its not all about you like some people wish it was

".....in addition to miseria, the young are not wise. They have very little understanding about life."(pg.18) I think this is  true. You may have a smart person but that dosen't mean that there wise. Kids  dont understand that  they dont know  everything.

I really enjoyed with Book,its a must read.

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Quotes


Recently, my senior dual credit English class has been reading an excellent book called Tuesdays with Morrie. It is by far one of my favorite non-fiction books. It really makes one stop and think about their life. I would like to share a few inspirational quotes from the book.
On page 79 there is a good quote even though it is not from Morrie himself. "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." To me this means that teachers are one of the biggest influences in a student's life besides parents. Teachers help to set students up to succeed for the rest of their lives. Teachers can never tell which part of a student's life that they alone affected. Most students try to remember the best teachers that they had.
On page 40 there is a very good quote by Morrie concerning the tension of opposites. " Life is a series of pulls...you are bound to do something else...you take certain things for granted...you know you should never take anything for granted." To me this quote tells that everyone thinks they know what they want to do in their life but in the end they usually end up doing something else. Some people do get to do what they want. Most, however, end up doing something completely different.
A third quote I will share is on page 35. " The culture we live in does not make people feel good about themselve." To me this shows that everyone is concerned with looking "good" and having lots of money. While nice, these things never can bring true happiness to a person. The personality is the part we should focus on not the outside features of a person.
This book has been a great inspiration to me up to page 121. I hope that it remains that way for the rest of the brilliant book.

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Quotes


Recently, my senior dual credit English class has been reading an excellent book called Tuesdays with Morrie. It is by far one of my favorite non-fiction books. It really makes one stop and think about their life. I would like to share a few inspirational quotes from the book.
On page 79 there is a good quote even though it is not from Morrie himself. "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." To me this means that teachers are one of the biggest influences in a student's life besides parents. Teachers help to set students up to succeed for the rest of their lives. Teachers can never tell which part of a student's life that they alone affected. Most students try to remember the best teachers that they had.
On page 40 there is a very good quote by Morrie concerning the tension of opposites. " Life is a series of pulls...you are bound to do something else...you take certain things for granted...you know you should never take anything for granted." To me this quote tells that everyone thinks they know what they want to do in their life but in the end they usually end up doing something else. Some people do get to do what they want. Most, however, end up doing something completely different.
A third quote I will share is on page 35. " The culture we live in does not make people feel good about themselve." To me this shows that everyone is concerned with looking "good" and having lots of money. While nice, these things never can bring true happiness to a person. The personality is the part we should focus on not the outside features of a person.
This book has been a great inspiration to me up to page 121. I hope that it remains that way for the rest of the brilliant book.

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my english 101 class has been


my english 101 class has been reading Tuesdays with Morrieand its a great book and i absoulutly love it! ive always been a reader but i just havent found any books that have really grabbed my attention lately but this one sure did! i know that if i knew that i was going to die soon and that my body would be gone and i would be an empty shell i couldnt have gave the advice and been the person morrie was.


one of the quotes that i loved was "Love wins. Love always wins."(p.40) this is so true! no matter the situation love does win. this quote just made me happy i dont know why but it did. morrie has the best things to say and they are just wonderful.


Another quote that i loved was "this is okay with you, isnt it? men crying?"(p.51) i love the fact that Morrie can just be so open about everything. he doesnt care to sit there and cry in front of another man over something he has no part in, and the only thing he can relate to those people with is the fact that their dying and so is he.


The quote " 'Love is the only rational act' "(p.52) was so true. mitch thinks that he is helping Morrie by being there for him every tuesday  and spending time with him but in all truth Morrie is helping Mitch out. without love nothing we would do would be rational. we would act out irrationally and do things in anger and life would not be the same. Love when done right is truelly the only rational act that people do.


When Morrie was talking about how hes going to die and wilt away to nothing it broke my heart. its so sad but then he says its wonderful at the same time and that "Not everyone is so lucky"(p.57) if somebody whos body is slowly breaking down till he is unable to do anything for himself not even eat or breath on his own but is still able to say he is lucky because he has such a long time to say goodbye is truely a remarkable person that everybody needs to respect and truelly think about theri outlook on their lives.


when Morrie talks about the little bird that the buddahist ask every morning "is today the day i die?(p.81) it made me think about my life. if i died that day would i be happy with my situation? would i be where i wanted to be? would i be happy with my accomplishments. its made me want to ask the little bird on my shoulder every day is today the day?and make me want to live better and treat people like they need to be treated and do the right thing because when its my time i want to be happy with my life like Morrie is.


this is only a few quotes that have meant something to me thats in this book, there is so many more that are just as wonderful as Morrie. I cant wait to finish this book and find so many more that will mean something to me in my life.

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Tuesday with Morrie


Recently my English 101 class began reading the book, Tuesday's with Morrie.  I began reading the book and the more I read of it I realized that it was a great point of view.  I asked myself the question, do any of us really know what we would do if we knew we only had 6 months to live??  Could we sit and have a positive outlook on life as our body slowly dlipped into a slow stonelike stare.  When he said "I'm like a bridge I'm no longer fully alive but I'm not really dead either".  I thought could you ever really be fully alive if in the back of your mind you knew you were only going to live a few months.  When he says "he never bought into the culture"  I think he meant he had always done what made him happy and he didn't care if others viewed him as wierd or goofy.  He was himself and I think we all wish we could be a little more like Morrie, in one way or another.  I'm not a big fan of fiction, but I liked this one.  Because the book shows how someone with so little was able to give so much, not in monetary value but in life lessons.  Like he said he was a teacher to the end and he certainly taught me one thing you can't always assume all these things will make you happy.  They might make you happy for a little while, but not long lasting happiness, not like a true friend.   When asked how his friend who could no longer hear, and him who had lost the ability to speak what would their meetings be like.  Morrie simply replied " there would be a lot of love"  This goes to show you that if your friends are true friends that you don't even need to be able to talk to each other you can have a great relationship with only love.  I believe Morrie was one of the coolest people in the world, and I'm glad I know about him.  I'd like to thank the author for getting the last little drops of his wisdom down so the world could be privey to the wonder of Morrie.  It has probally had done more good for more people than either of them could have ever imagined.  This may have been his plan all along, like one big final lecture, but we will never know.

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Tuesday with Morrie


Recently my English 101 class began reading the book, Tuesday's with Morrie.  I began reading the book and the more I read of it I realized that it was a great point of view.  I asked myself the question, do any of us really know what we would do if we knew we only had 6 months to live??  Could we sit and have a positive outlook on life as our body slowly dlipped into a slow stonelike stare.  When he said "I'm like a bridge I'm no longer fully alive but I'm not really dead either".  I thought could you ever really be fully alive if in the back of your mind you knew you were only going to live a few months.  When he says "he never bought into the culture"  I think he meant he had always done what made him happy and he didn't care if others viewed him as wierd or goofy.  He was himself and I think we all wish we could be a little more like Morrie, in one way or another.  I'm not a big fan of fiction, but I liked this one.  Because the book shows how someone with so little was able to give so much, not in monetary value but in life lessons.  Like he said he was a teacher to the end and he certainly taught me one thing you can't always assume all these things will make you happy.  They might make you happy for a little while, but not long lasting happiness, not like a true friend.   When asked how his friend who could no longer hear, and him who had lost the ability to speak what would their meetings be like.  Morrie simply replied " there would be a lot of love"  This goes to show you that if your friends are true friends that you don't even need to be able to talk to each other you can have a great relationship with only love.  I believe Morrie was one of the coolest people in the world, and I'm glad I know about him.  I'd like to thank the author for getting the last little drops of his wisdom down so the world could be privey to the wonder of Morrie.  It has probally had done more good for more people than either of them could have ever imagined.  This may have been his plan all along, like one big final lecture, but we will never know.

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Tuesday with Morrie


Recently my English 101 class began reading the book, Tuesday's with Morrie.  I began reading the book and the more I read of it I realized that it was a great point of view.  I asked myself the question, do any of us really know what we would do if we knew we only had 6 months to live??  Could we sit and have a positive outlook on life as our body slowly dlipped into a slow stonelike stare.  When he said "I'm like a bridge I'm no longer fully alive but I'm not really dead either".  I thought could you ever really be fully alive if in the back of your mind you knew you were only going to live a few months.  When he says "he never bought into the culture"  I think he meant he had always done what made him happy and he didn't care if others viewed him as wierd or goofy.  He was himself and I think we all wish we could be a little more like Morrie, in one way or another.  I'm not a big fan of fiction, but I liked this one.  Because the book shows how someone with so little was able to give so much, not in monetary value but in life lessons.  Like he said he was a teacher to the end and he certainly taught me one thing you can't always assume all these things will make you happy.  They might make you happy for a little while, but not long lasting happiness, not like a true friend.   When asked how his friend who could no longer hear, and him who had lost the ability to speak what would their meetings be like.  Morrie simply replied " there would be a lot of love"  This goes to show you that if your friends are true friends that you don't even need to be able to talk to each other you can have a great relationship with only love.  I believe Morrie was one of the coolest people in the world, and I'm glad I know about him.  I'd like to thank the author for getting the last little drops of his wisdom down so the world could be privey to the wonder of Morrie.  It has probally had done more good for more people than either of them could have ever imagined.  This may have been his plan all along, like one big final lecture, but we will never know.

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Tuesday with Morrie


Recently my English 101 class began reading the book, Tuesday's with Morrie.  I began reading the book and the more I read of it I realized that it was a great point of view.  I asked myself the question, do any of us really know what we would do if we knew we only had 6 months to live??  Could we sit and have a positive outlook on life as our body slowly dlipped into a slow stonelike stare.  When he said "I'm like a bridge I'm no longer fully alive but I'm not really dead either".  I thought could you ever really be fully alive if in the back of your mind you knew you were only going to live a few months.  When he says "he never bought into the culture"  I think he meant he had always done what made him happy and he didn't care if others viewed him as wierd or goofy.  He was himself and I think we all wish we could be a little more like Morrie, in one way or another.  I'm not a big fan of fiction, but I liked this one.  Because the book shows how someone with so little was able to give so much, not in monetary value but in life lessons.  Like he said he was a teacher to the end and he certainly taught me one thing you can't always assume all these things will make you happy.  They might make you happy for a little while, but not long lasting happiness, not like a true friend.   When asked how his friend who could no longer hear, and him who had lost the ability to speak what would their meetings be like.  Morrie simply replied " there would be a lot of love"  This goes to show you that if your friends are true friends that you don't even need to be able to talk to each other you can have a great relationship with only love.  I believe Morrie was one of the coolest people in the world, and I'm glad I know about him.  I'd like to thank the author for getting the last little drops of his wisdom down so the world could be privey to the wonder of Morrie.  It has probally had done more good for more people than either of them could have ever imagined.  This may have been his plan all along, like one big final lecture, but we will never know.

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  Recently my English 101


 


Recently my English 101 class started reading Tuesdays with Morrie. I absolutely love this book so far, It has already taught be so much about life, but in a way that I can understand it. I’ve started looking at things a little different since I have been reading this book. He overall inspires me to appreciate life more. Tuesdays with Morrie is definitely a book that I will never forget!


I would like to share with you the quotes in this book that have a personal meaning to me.


On page 40. Morrie tells Mitch


“Life is a series of pulls back and forth... You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted... Love wins. Love always wins.”


This quote means something to me because, I take things for granted all the time and even though I know that it is wrong I still do it. I also love that Morrie says to Mitch. Love wins. Love always wins. That’s just beautiful to me. Everyone thinks it’s silly. But I also believe that love always wins.


Another quote that also has meaning to me would be on page 55. Mitch describes Morrie


“In the light of this, my visits with Morrie felt like a cleansing rinse of human kindness.


This quote is just wonderful, the way that was described I totally understand what you were saying. I also feel that from Morrie when I read about his life lessons that he once gave to you. I love that feeling of kindness that some people give to me, it’s amazing! And, this quote just reminded me of how I feel when that happens to me.


Last but not least, another favorite quote of mine would have to be on page 57. Morrie tells Mitch


“It’s horrible to watch my body slowly wilt away to nothing. But it’s also wonderful because of all the time I get to say good-bye. Not everyone is so lucky.”


That quote was just wow. It amazed me how someone with Morrie’s condition could not have any self pity. If I was in Morrie’s shoes I would definitely have a lot of self pity for myself, and Morrie taught me that there are greater things in life than just feeling sorry for yourself. Morrie has taught me a lot about death and prepared me with the thought of how to handle that situation.


That was only three of my favorite quotes from this book. I could go on and on all night about my favorite quotes of this book. This is by far one of my best reads. I think that you are so lucky to have known a man with such great wisdom, and lessons. This is one of my favorite books ever. I can’t wait to finish it!


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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English 101


Recently my English 101 class has been reading Tuesdays with Morrie.  I dont really read that often, but I really like this book. It has tought me a lot about death. Mainly not to die a sad death, but to live while you are dieing. I know it sounds corney but its true. Because if  you find out that you only have so long to live. Why spend the entire time dreading what is coming, when you can try and live what time you have left to the fullest? So by saying that, here are some of my favorite quotes from the book Tuesdays with Morrie.

One of my favorite quotes is "How can I be envious of where you are , when I've been there myself?" You can find this on page 121.

This is most definitaly one of my favorite quotes in the whole book. The reason I really like this is because he is saying that, all the time people are always saying to themselves "I wish I could go back to the old days", but why would you want to do that? You have already had your time to be a kid, you have already had your time to be in highschool, you have already had your time to have children. So why go back? You have already had your time to do all of those things, so live where you are right now and dont live in the past. I really agree with this because I also would never go back to change anything... Ive had my time there.

Another one of my favorite quotes is "It’s horrible to watch my body... I get to say good-bye. Not everyone is so lucky.” You can find this on page 57.

This quote inspires me a lot. Because through the whole book he never seems sad at all about his disease. I mean of course he would rather not have to go through all of this, but he never (so far) has really been depressed about it. But once again instead of self-loathing all the time he has decided to make the best of his time left to live. And he is completely right... Some people die a sudden death and they never get to say goodbye to theyre loved ones. But Morrie on the other hand does, he gets all of this time that the doctor has gave him to live to tell everyone that he knows and loves, goodbye. And that is amazing to me. Instead of hating everything that has happened to him, he is doing the opposite of what most people would do, and that is taking advantage of the situation.

And finally, my favorite quote in the entire book. It is when Morrie is doing his first interview with Ted Koppel and in that interview Ted asks Morrie what he dreaded most about having a slow and coming death, and Morrie asked if he could say this on television. Ted told him it was fine, and Morrie replied with this "Well, Ted, one day soon, someone’s gonna have to wipe my ass." I know, I know, most people would say that im just a teenager that thinks this line is funny because he cusses in a book that im reading in my English 101 class, but to be honest, this quote means a lot to me. Because to me this is saying that out of all of the things that are going on in his life this is the least that he is worried about. I mean the doctor just had told him that he pretty much has an expiration date. Yet he is only worried about someone having to wipe his butt.

I think that Morrie is an amazing individual. After reading as far as I have in this book, I am very sad and dissapointed that I never got the privalige to meet him. I know that if I did meet Morrie that I would be a much better person because he has so many amazing life lessons and they are just amazing.

So those are my favorite quotes in the book Tuesdays with Morrie. I hoped you liked them because I know I did! And if you havnt had a chance to read this book... GO OUT AND GET IT! This book is definatly worth the money.


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My Thoughts.


Just recently my English 101 class started reading Tuesday’s with Morrie. This book now has a special place in my heart. It has grabbed my attention and I am in love with it, all because of one man, Morrie Schwartz. This book has touched me, in more ways than I could ever count. There are so many quotes that really touched my heart, that it’s really hard to only choose just a few, but here are a few of my favorites.
One quote I absolutely love is, “….Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too—even when you’re in the dark…” pg. 61. This part really grabbed my attention and my heart. I thought about it for days after I first read it. It reminds me that not everything you see is the truth that you have listen to your heart and believe. We as people always want trust in our relationships but, like Morrie says, in order to have others trust us, we must first trust them even if we’re not always on the good end.
“Everyone knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it.” pg. 80. This statement is so true. We all know we cannot live forever and that there is no physical way possible that we can. So we realize that we are eventually going to die somehow, someway. Most times we always imagine we’re going to die at a really old age after living a long, full life. We never want to accept that our life may end at any moment. We’re not promised the next breath we breathe, yet we think we are. It really hits home and makes you want to live your life like Morrie did, which was with his family and those he loved.
“…once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” pg. 82. I think I felt so connected to this quote for the simple fact that my family has been so close to death here lately. Too close might I add. After being around death and those dying you realize that when the person realizes that they’re dying, they seem to live life more than those of us who seem healthy. The person who is dying knows that they have a short amount of time and are not afraid of death, so they embrace it and life. They live like they’ve never lived before, because they know they have a short time to live it.
Those are only a few of the many, many things Morrie has said that I’ve fallen in love with. Everything Morrie said, has so much meaning and passion behind it that it’s almost impossible not to love everything he says. He could talk about anything at all and still not upset people. He has that air about his words that make most people, well me anyway hang onto each word. I cannot wait to read more about Morrie as we finish this book!

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My thoughts


Recently in my English 101 class our professor assigned us to read Tuesdays with Morrie. I am by no means an avid reader, however I found myself with the inability to put the book down. Morrie was such a fascinating with so much wisdom. It seemed as if everything he said was profoundly inspirational. Some examples of some of the quotes that really moved me were:
     "...you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too..." (pg.61) A truer statement has never been said. I personally have a connection with this, because as a multi-sport athlete I have found that a blind trust in others is neccessary, especially in times of fear and doubt. But it's not just that way with sports. Morrie shows us that to have the full expierence of life you must build relationships with people, but in those relationships there must be a sense of trust from both people that one will trust theirself as well as the other to make the right descions to prevent harmfrom happening to the other. Just as Morriw showed in his expieriment.
     "Love is how you stay alive, even after your gone." (pg.133) This really made me think critically about my life. What have I done to affect those around me? What will I be remembered for? Granted, for the time being, I am still an 18 year old high school student with the rest of my life to live, but if I am going to live eternally in the hearts and minds of others, it would probably be a good idea to start making my everlasting impact on people today and not wait until it is too late. It also shows how powerful love can be. Love is the reason why people live. It is what we seek in everything we do, and it is those who display the most and the least amount of love that are remembered the most for the things they did (like Jesus and Hitler, Jesus showed love to everyone and Hitler showed no love to anyone, but both are legends of their own time).
     "We... need to forgive ourselves... For all the things we didnt do. All the things we should have done. You can't get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened." (pg. 166) I love this. None of us are perfect, and there are always going to be things we wish we would have done differently, but like Morrie stresses to us in the book, we are all human and we should embrace it. If we cling to all this unneccessary regret and focus too much on the past, then we will become complacent and live our lives trapped in a never-ending cycle of misery, regreting everything we didnt do when we dont realize we are wasting time those very moments worry about something they cannot change (the past) when they could be out making new life-long wonderful memories.
     Thanks Mr. Albom for the chance to read an extraordinary piece about a truly amazing man. I feel like when he told you that you were one of the good ones, I couldnt agree more, but from where I'm standing you are also one of the luckiest ones of all. He was one of the great ones, amongst the likes of Vince Lombardi and Martin Luther King Jr. just to a different audience presented in a different way.

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my thoughts about Morrie


For the past couple of weeks I, along with the rest of English 101, have been reading Tuesdays With Morrie. Going to be completely honest, if it weren't for my English class I would have NEVER read this book. But since I've been reading it I can say that it's very emotional and touching; I love it. I wish I could've met Morrie and had him for a teacher, he's awesome!!

There were a few things in this book that he said that I can relate to:

"Money is not a substitute for tenderness. . . neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have." (p. 125)

I know so many people, including myself to be honest, that think that buying things you don't really need and caring about nothing but money will make you happy. I know now that it doesn't. I always think that getting my next paycheck will be the highlight of my week but once I get it I don't feel better. I mean yeah, I've got money now, but it doesn't make me happy. I promised myself that I wouldn't blow my money on pointless things, things that really didn't mean anything to me. Money does not make someone happy and when I see someone who obsesses over money I know they're not happy. So this quote really relates to me.

"Turn on the faucet. Wash yourself with the emotion. . . "All right, it's just fear, I don't have to let it control me. I see it for what it is." (p.105)

I'm one of those people who fear death. I don't like thinking about when I'm going to die or how I'm going to die, but I do it anyways. I try to live life to the fullest but then I think about what it all means in the end and it scares me. So reading this statement from Morrie really helped me to think, that I don't need to let my feelings on death or any negative feeling have the best of me. I need to take it all in, embrace it, and just enjoy the life I have right now.

I really love this book,the first twenty pages had me crying and I just can't wait to finish it!

 

 

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life changing book


 A life changing book. This is the phrase that i would use to sum up "Tuesdays with Morrie." There is so many life lessons to learn reading this book and i would recommend it to any audience or age group. It is truly inspirational. These are a few quotes from the book and my opinion on why they make a large impact on peoples lives"including myself."

    The first quote that caught my attention was something Morrie said. It can be found on page 82. "Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live." This is such a bold statement, and i wont know the truth to this until i stare face to face with death. Or atleast i cant understand it completely. So i will rely on my trust and always keep on my mind that death is real and not ignore that one day i too will leave this earth. But who is there to say that death is a bad thing? Its all according to the eyes your looking into the world from. This means some could be more satisfied in death and not worry about their life on earth. This would be an awful fate, ofcoarse, for death is made up of what you design it as you live your life on earth. This statement from Morrie makes me want to make my life count for something and even if I only make an impact on one person then I would be suffice with it. It makes me want to treat people like I would like to be treated and always take other peoples lives into heart and truly love them.

   The other statement Morrie made can be found on page 61. It says ,"You closed you eyes... And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too... " This shows that you cant be selfish in trust and want people to trust you when you wont allow yourself to trust others. Most of us dont trust at all, and Morrie trying to show us to have a deep trust that completely puts your accountance into peoples hearts. This can be very difficult to do and will have to be conceived of a lot of practice and first having trust in yourself.

    The last one can be found on page 42. Morrie says, "The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves... dont buy it." This quote is so important, especially in our time of day when there are so many people that set the bar and say that their way is the only way to look or act. This ofcoarse is not the way to look at things that is why we are all made to be individuals. If everyone was the same the world would be such a boring place and there would be no variety in people. Every one should try to think for themselves and develop their morals themselves.

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            Recently my D.C.


            Recently my D.C. English class has been reading Tuesdays with Morrie. I have fell in love with this book! It makes me think different about how I should live my life. There are so many quotes that Morrie has said that means something to me.


           


“The truth is, I do indeed have a brother . . . we used to tease him by claiming strangers had left him as a baby on our doorstep.”p.95. When I read this in the book I couldn’t believe it. I thought only my brother and sister done that to me. And I began to wonder where kids get that from. But it made me laugh knowing that people have done this to their younger brother/sister for many, many years now.


           


“The truth is Mitch, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”p.82. When I read that quote in the book I had to stop and read it again. All I could think is, how do you learn how to die? I would love to learn how to die. I know that sounds weird but, I want to learn how to live my life to the fullest.


           


This quote came from a flash-back that Mitch has in the book and I just kind of liked it because it had to do with baseball. “Too-dayyy . . . I feel like . . . the luckiest maaaan . . . on the face of the earth . . .”p.89. I am in love with the New York Yankees! They are my favorite baseball team and always will be so when I was reading the book and came across this I thought this was the most ironic thing to come across. Not everyday do you read a book and it talks about your favorite team of all time.


 


“And many of these patients were well-off, from rich families, so their wealth did not buy them happiness or contentment.”p.111. I have always heard that money can’t buy happiness. Most people that hear that doesn’t agree they think money can do anything. Morrie wasn’t one of those people. He saw first-hand that it didn’t and I think that most people should have to see that first-hand. It will be a lesson they will never forget.


           


These are just a small few of the quotes from the book that has touched me in some way. I think this is such a great book and has you look at your life in a new way. A better and healthier way at that. It almost wants you to go up to a dying person and just talk with them.


 

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