Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday's with Morrie - Mitch Albom

Below are my favorite lines from the book of Mitch Albom - Tuesday's with Morrie. I have found a way to read this book when the movie was advised to be watched by our teacher in college. Since Then, I have loved this literature as much as I love reading! Its like books never existed without an author named Mitch Albom. 

Here are the quotes:
Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.

Accept the past as past without denying or discarding it.
Don't assume that it is too late to get involved.
Love Wins. Love always wins.

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.
Love 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 shouldn't. You take certain things for granted even when you should never take anything for granted.
Love is the only rational act.
Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live...
Love each other or perish.
So Many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half asleep, even when they are chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others. Devote yourself to creating something that gives purpose and meaning.
You see, 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, even when you're in the dark. Even when you are falling.
Love is how to stay alive, even after you are gone.
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
People are only mean when they are threatened.
Everyone is in such a hurry, people haven't found meaning in their lives, so they're running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job... then they found those things are empty too... and they keep running.
Learn to forgive yourselves and to forgive others.

The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted.
Don't cling to things, because everything is impermanent.
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.
If you are trying to show off for the people at the top, forget it, they will look down at you anyhow. And you are trying to show off for the 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.
What we take, we must replenish.
In the beginning, of life, when we are infants, we need to survive and at the end of life, you need others to survive. In between, we need others as well.
Don't let go too soon, but don't hang on too long.
Be compassionate, and take responsibility, for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much better a place.
Forgive yourself before you die, then forgive others.
This disease is knocking at my spirit, but it will not get my spirit.
You need to make peace with yourself and everyone around you.
Death is as natural as life. Its part of the deal we made.
It is the most incredible feeling. the sensation of accepting what was happening, being at peace. 

When you're in bed, you're dead.
Love is different. Love is when you are concerned about someone eles's situation ad you are about your own.
You are not a wave, you are part of the ocean.
As long as we can love each other. and remember we can die without really going away. all the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on - in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.


  1. I super duper love this book! Umiyak talaga ako to the highest level nung binasa ko ito... have you read other Mitch Albom's books sis? ako I have read them all na yata.

  2. I love this book too. AFter reading it, my perspective changed. Positive way of looking at life.

  3. yeah! oo sis bechay, i read this and all other mitch albom books. sooper loved them all too. =)