37 Spectacular Tuesdays with Morrie Quotes

Mitch Albom is an American author, television broadcaster and journalist best known for his best selling book, ‘Tuesdays with Morrie.’ Selling more than 35 million copies worldwide, Albom is best known for his many inspirational stories and themes that he incorporates into his written works. Here is a look at some of the most memorable ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ quotes from his best selling book.

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

“All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.”

“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.”

“Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward.”

“Create your own. Most people can’t do it.”

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”


“Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

“Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent… But detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you.”

“Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hold on too long.”

“Everyone knows they re going to die,’ he said again, ‘but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”

“Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad.”

“He took a breath, then added his mantra:”Love each other or die.””

“I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on the good things still in my life. I don’t allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each every morning, a few tears, and that’s all.”

“I like myself better when I’m with you.”

“I thought about all the people I knew who spent many of their waking hours feeling sorry for themselves. How useful it would be to put a daily limit on self-pity. Just a few tearful minutes, then on with the day.”

“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.”

“If you’re trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you’re trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it.”

“It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”

“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do somehing else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t.”

“Love wins, love always wins.”

“People are only mean when they are threatened.”

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important.”

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we’ll become too soft.”

“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

“The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of – unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn’t get enough.”

“There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don’t respect the other person, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble.”

“There is a big confusion in this country over what we want verses what we need…you need food. You want a chocolate sundae.”

“There is no such thing as ‘too late’ in life.”

“These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. They were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works.”

“They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.”

“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”

“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.”

“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 buy it.”

“Wherever I went in my life, I met people wanting to gobble up something new. Gobble up a new car. Gobble up a new piece of property. Gobble up the latest toy. And then they wanted to tell you about it.”

“You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.”

“You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel.”

“You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted.”

Here is a talk with author Mitch Albom as he discusses the invaluable life lessons he was taught at a young age. Many of these discussions were the finding inspiration for his best selling book, ‘Tuesdays with Morrie.’

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