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Lois Lowry Quote: “Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none.”

Take pride in your pain; you are stronger than those who have none.

— Lois Lowry



Lois Lowry Quote: “The community of the Giver had achieved at such great price. A community without danger or pain. But also, a community without music, color or art. And books.”

The community of the Giver had achieved at such great price. A community without danger or pain. But also, a community without music, color or art. And books.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.”

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “The fact that I lost my son permeates my being.”

The fact that I lost my son permeates my being.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Every ‘no’ means you are that much closer to a ’yes.”

Every ‘no’ means you are that much closer to a ’yes.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?”

It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Think only on the climb. Think on what you control.”

Think only on the climb. Think on what you control.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Fear dims when you learn things.”

Fear dims when you learn things.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “And here in this room, I re-experience the memories again and again it is how wisdom comes and how we shape our future.”

And here in this room, I re-experience the memories again and again it is how wisdom comes and how we shape our future.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “There is something about that moment, when literature becomes accessible, and a door of the world opens.”

There is something about that moment, when literature becomes accessible, and a door of the world opens.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I believe without a single shadow of a doubt that it is necessary for young people to learn to make choices. Learning to make right choices is the only way they will survive in an increasingly frightening world.”

I believe without a single shadow of a doubt that it is necessary for young people to learn to make choices. Learning to make right choices is the only way they will survive in an increasingly frightening world.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “But there’s a whole world waiting, still, and there are good things in it.”

But there’s a whole world waiting, still, and there are good things in it.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “What’s important is the preparation for adult life, and the training you’ll receive in your Assignment.”

What’s important is the preparation for adult life, and the training you’ll receive in your Assignment.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.”

We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “The mind can’t explain it, and you can’t make it go away. It’s called love.”

The mind can’t explain it, and you can’t make it go away. It’s called love.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Today is declared an unscheduled holiday.”

Today is declared an unscheduled holiday.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I have been fortunate. I have done so many things and enjoyed so many things and had such a great life, not to imply that it is ending, but that there aren’t many things that I feel I have left undone.”

I have been fortunate. I have done so many things and enjoyed so many things and had such a great life, not to imply that it is ending, but that there aren’t many things that I feel I have left undone.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Evil can do anything, for a price.”

Evil can do anything, for a price.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.”

The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.”

I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.”

Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “He wept, and it felt as if the tears were cleansing him, as if his body needed to empty itself.”

He wept, and it felt as if the tears were cleansing him, as if his body needed to empty itself.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.”

It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “It be better, I think, to climb out in search of something, instead of hating, what you’re leaving.”

It be better, I think, to climb out in search of something, instead of hating, what you’re leaving.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “She fell asleep, and it was a sleep as thin as the night clouds, dotted with dreams that came and went like the stars.”

She fell asleep, and it was a sleep as thin as the night clouds, dotted with dreams that came and went like the stars.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Even trained for years as they all had been in precision of language, what words could you use which would give another the experience of sunshine?”

Even trained for years as they all had been in precision of language, what words could you use which would give another the experience of sunshine?

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “It is so good to have friends who understand how there is a time for crying and a time for laughing, and that sometimes the two are very close together.”

It is so good to have friends who understand how there is a time for crying and a time for laughing, and that sometimes the two are very close together.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I think ‘The Giver’ is such a moral book, so filled with important truths, that I couldn’t believe anyone would want to suppress it, to keep it from kids.”

I think ‘The Giver’ is such a moral book, so filled with important truths, that I couldn’t believe anyone would want to suppress it, to keep it from kids.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “There was just a moment when things weren’t quite the same, weren’t quite as they had always been through the long friendship.”

There was just a moment when things weren’t quite the same, weren’t quite as they had always been through the long friendship.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I don’t set out to transmit a message. I don’t write with a political point of view. There are no religious overtones. Looking back at my books, I can say, ‘Oh, yes, it is there.’ But it’s not in my mind when I write.”

I don’t set out to transmit a message. I don’t write with a political point of view. There are no religious overtones. Looking back at my books, I can say, ‘Oh, yes, it is there.’ But it’s not in my mind when I write.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I turn to books for a feeling of companionship: for somebody knowing what I have known.”

I turn to books for a feeling of companionship: for somebody knowing what I have known.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “People do things that turn out badly, often for the most benevolent of reasons.”

People do things that turn out badly, often for the most benevolent of reasons.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I’m not terribly conversant with children’s literature in general. I tend to read books for adults, being an adult.”

I’m not terribly conversant with children’s literature in general. I tend to read books for adults, being an adult.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I don’t read young adult or children’s books, now that my grandchildren are beyond the age of my reading to them. I read reviews, and so I’m aware of what’s out there. But I tend not to read the books.”

I don’t read young adult or children’s books, now that my grandchildren are beyond the age of my reading to them. I read reviews, and so I’m aware of what’s out there. But I tend not to read the books.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Reading is the most important way to prepare for life.”

Reading is the most important way to prepare for life.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I see all of them. All the colors.”

I see all of them. All the colors.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Because of fear, they made shelter and found food and grew things. For the same reason, weapons were stored, waiting.”

Because of fear, they made shelter and found food and grew things. For the same reason, weapons were stored, waiting.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Making lists of reasons was sometimes a good way to figure things out.”

Making lists of reasons was sometimes a good way to figure things out.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “You eat canned tuna fish and you absorb protein. Then, if you’re lucky, someone give you Dover Sole and you experience nourishment. It’s the same with books.”

You eat canned tuna fish and you absorb protein. Then, if you’re lucky, someone give you Dover Sole and you experience nourishment. It’s the same with books.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Once she read a book but found it distasteful because it contained adjectives.”

Once she read a book but found it distasteful because it contained adjectives.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I think I’ve written 40 books, and none of them have been heavy on action. I’m an introspective person.”

I think I’ve written 40 books, and none of them have been heavy on action. I’m an introspective person.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.”

If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “And they are beginning to realize that the world they live in is a place where the right thing is often hard, sometimes dangerous, and frequently unpopular.”

And they are beginning to realize that the world they live in is a place where the right thing is often hard, sometimes dangerous, and frequently unpopular.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Memory is the happiness of being alone.”

Memory is the happiness of being alone.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “I don’t know what you mean when you say ‘the whole world’ or ’generations before him.’I thought there was only us. I thought there was only now.”

I don’t know what you mean when you say ‘the whole world’ or ’generations before him.’I thought there was only us. I thought there was only now.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Mama was crying, and the rain made it seem as if the whole world was crying.”

Mama was crying, and the rain made it seem as if the whole world was crying.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “Sometimes I wish they’d ask for my wisdom more often – there are so many things I could tell them; things I wish they would change. But they don’t want change. Life here is so orderly, so predictable – so painless. It’s what they’ve chosen.”

Sometimes I wish they’d ask for my wisdom more often – there are so many things I could tell them; things I wish they would change. But they don’t want change. Life here is so orderly, so predictable – so painless. It’s what they’ve chosen.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself.”

He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself.

— Lois Lowry


Lois Lowry Quote: “You may lie.”

You may lie.

— Lois Lowry

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