Quotes from Morrie: In His Own Words

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“As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you'd always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's the positive that you understand you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words


“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and let it come in”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words


“Said to Mitch Album in "Tuesday's with Morrie": "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! CREATE YOUR OWN!”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words


“Accept yourself, your physical condition and your fate as they are at the present moment.”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words


“Now is the time to work on becoming the kind of person you would like to be.”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words



“When you look at it that way, you can see how absurd it is that we individualize ourselves with our fences and hoarded possessions.”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words


“I believe that even though each person has an individual and unique self, the self means nothing outside the context of community or meaningful contact with other people.”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words


“Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live”
― quote from Morrie: In His Own Words


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