Friday Quotes

Friday Quotes- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

It’s the last Friday in March and I’m honestly not sure where this year is running to. Did we not just enter 2021? Anyway, it’s Friday and you already know the vibe! I’m bringing another episode of Friday Quotes. Today, I’ll be sharing quotes from the book I just finished reading last night titled “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom.

Let’s get right into it. Shall we?

“Life 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 know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted.”

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

“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. Love is so supremely important. “

“Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.”

“You have to find what’s good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And , age is not a competitive issue.”

“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. If you don’t know how to compromise, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can’t talk openly about what goes on between you, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don’t have a common set of values in life, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.”

“Learn to detach. Detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That’s how you are able to leave it.”

“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. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.”

I think these quotes give you an insight into what the book is about and the gems shared.

I will be posting a review of this book next week, so stay tuned folks. To read older Friday Quotes, click here.

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