Tuesdays with MorrieTuesdays with Morrie Author Mitch AlbomCountry U.S.Language EnglishGenre(s) PhilosophyPublisherRandom HousePublication date 1997 Media type Print Hardcover& PaperbackISBNISBN 0-385-48451-8
Tuesdays with Morrie is a bestselling nonfiction book by American writer Mitch Albom, published in 1997 (ISBN 0-385-48451-8). The story was later adapted by Thomas Rickman into a television movie (directed by Mick Jackson), which aired on 5 December 1999 and starred Hank Azaria as Mitch and Jack Lemmon as Morrie.
It tells the true story of Morrie Schwartz and his relationship with his student, Mitch Albom. Both the film and the book chronicle the lessons about life that Mitch learns from his professor, who is dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
After five years in hardcover, it was released as a trade paperback in October 2002. It was re-released as a mass-market paperback by Anchor Books in January 2006. According to this edition, 11 million copies of Tuesdays with Morrie are in print worldwide.
- “He was weary all the time. He had trouble sleeping. He dreamt he was dying.”
- “All right, I’ll be your coach. And you can be my player. You can play all the lovely parts of life that I’m too old for now.”
- “He rocked against me, not letting go, his hands reaching up for my elbows as I bent over him. I was surprised at such affection… I had forgotten how close we once were.”
- "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're falling."
- "Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live."
- "So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half asleep, even when they are 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."
- "Love each other or perish."
- "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in..."
- "As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become. "
- "You're not a wave, you're part of the ocean"
- "You talk, I'll listen"
- "Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone."
- "Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness."
- "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 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're falling."
- "I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations — one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it — you will regret both."
- "Dying is one thing to be sad about, living unhappily is another thing."
- Tuesdays with Morrie at the Internet Movie Database
- Tuesdays with Morrie publication history at the Internet Book List
- Tuesdays with Morrie.com - Official website
- Summary and analysis of Tuesdays with Morrie at Sparknotes