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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda "Well for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't but it. Create your own. Most people can't do it. They're more unhappy than me - even in my current condition."


message 2: by Amanda (new)

Amanda "So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. That is because they're chasing the wrong things. They way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."


message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and let it come in."


message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda "Learn how to die, and you learn how to live."


message 5: by Amanda (new)

Amanda "It's very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you'd always be as ignorant as you were at 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 also the positive that you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it."

On another note...

"The truth is, prt of me is every age. I'm a three-year-old, I'm a five-year-old, I'm a thirty-seven-year-old, I'm a fifty-year-old. I've been through all of them, and I know what it's like. I delight in being a child when it's appropriate to be a child. I delight in being a wise old man when it's appropriate to be a wise old man. Think of all I can be! I am every age, up to my own."

I like to think this quote fits me perfectly!


message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda "... if you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down at you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone."


message 7: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I hope to be as inspiring to my students some day.
"Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine?"


message 8: by Chris (new)

Chris Well, well, well. Look who discovered Tuesdays with Morrie!!!! Guess who also loves that book?? ME!! I still remember quotes that I memorized from that book nearly 8 years ago. It inspired me to read poem from W. H. Auden, the author of Morrie's oft-repeated, "Love each other or perish." So much wisdom for young people embedded in this story. He truly lived his maxim, "When you're in bed, your dead." He was so full of life up to his last moments. He didn't only teach people how to die (which he said was one of his goals), but he taught us how to live.

My life changed in so many ways after reading this. It was inevitable. How do you think your life will change?


message 9: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I know after reading it I look at things in a different light. He truly had it right. Although I can only hope to aspire to be a teacher like him. I think this book will stay with me for a very long time.


message 10: by Jen (new)

Jen Shank I'm really encouraged by your review. I love seeing a book affect someone in such a moving way.

Can I be the biggest dork and say that I saw the movie and that it was also very good. Yeah. I'm a dork.


message 11: by Vina (new)

Vina Arief this book is so full of reality that I can't even think of. This is my first mitch albom's book, that I read. Just about few pages, I realized how I like this book so much. Then, I continue, to read his books " for one more day" and " 5 people you meet in heaven" . they're good books too. But this one is amazing, I'm so touched by Morrie's life


message 12: by Kristen (new)

Kristen I love your review, and I love that you loved this book as much as I did. I read some reviews that only gave it one-star and looked down upon it as "ridiculously sentimental" and the like. I feel bad for those people because obviously they missed the message in this book.

My favorite quote probably was when he reflected upon when Morrie was at a basketball game and the student section was chanting, "We're number one! We're number one!" And Morrie interrupted and asked, "What's wrong with being number two?" I loved that. It really just struck a cord with me.


message 13: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Kristen wrote: "I love your review, and I love that you loved this book as much as I did. I read some reviews that only gave it one-star and looked down upon it as "ridiculously sentimental" and the like. I feel b..."

Kristen, I love that quote too. If you would like another very inspirational book to read that I would compare to Morrie's life check out A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller.
Amanda


message 14: by Rahul (new)

Rahul Chandani Hi, this is Rahul from India...Plz mail it to me at rahulchandani2007@yahoo.com if possible..thnx..


message 15: by Chris (new)

Chris Kristen wrote: "I love your review, and I love that you loved this book as much as I did. I read some reviews that only gave it one-star and looked down upon it as "ridiculously sentimental" and the like. I feel b..."

I loved that part too... I also like the part that told of why Morrie chose teaching as his profession. It made me evaluate my choice of career.


message 16: by Martha (new)

Martha You said this beautifully!! I have post-it notes all over the place too!! This is the only book to ever move me like this.


message 17: by Kanika (new)

Kanika well said amanda. this book was one of the greatest books i ever read . the message in it was really touching , however it was very shocking for me to see that people were giving it one star..... i was really happy to see that some people appreciate this book :)


message 18: by Sudhir (new)

Sudhir Mittal On this page I have been seeing others' comments with one or two stars and pathetic remarks made about the book. However, 'Tuesdays with Morrie' was one of the books which stirred me most in those days. In fact, I must say that because of such books I grew stronger to write down my heart as well.

I can't express my deep love better for the book, than by asking you to read 'See You God' as well. It's available on goodread.


message 19: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Sudhir wrote: "On this page I have been seeing others' comments with one or two stars and pathetic remarks made about the book. However, 'Tuesdays with Morrie' was one of the books which stirred me most in those ..."

Thank you for your comment. It was and still is one of my favorite books. I will look into reading your book.


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