Thursday, 12 November 2009

Tuesdays with Morrie..

I started this book on a Friday, it was an important day....
I finished the book in one sitting..... I loved it so much.....
all the time I was thinking, I WISH EVERYONE HAD THE HABIT OF READING....
I feel that reading and travelling are the 2 most important things that a human being can do to understand life.

"Love is the only rational act" is one of the dying observations of Morrie Schwartz, a retired university professor who shares his final thoughts on life, love, and friendship with a young man who is transformed by being witness to a good death. Popularized by a made-for-television movie, this inspirational book is based on a true story.


On Relationships:

"There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like." (p.177,178)

ON Death :

"Death ends a life, not a relationship." (p.174)

On Aging:

"Aging is not just decay...It's growth." (p.118)

On Most Important Thing in Life:

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." (p.52)

On Love:

"Love wins. Love always wins." (p.40)

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"Love each other or die." (p.163)

On Culture:

"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)