39 Inspirational Giver Quotes That Will Change Your Mind

The Giver is an award-winning novel by Lois Lowry. It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who is chosen to be the Receiver of Memory in a futuristic society. He has been trained on how to share memories with people all around the world.

This novel tackles themes like love, grief, and nostalgia and can capture everyone’s attention with its engaging plot and captivating characters.

It is the first book in Lois Lowry’s award-winning trilogy, The Giver. It was published in 1993 and had more than 10 million copies sold so far.

These are some of the most inspiring quotes from the book that will motivate you to work towards your goals for your dream life.

39 Inspirational Giver Quotes To Change Your Mind

1. “The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.” ~ The Giver

2. “It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?” ~ The Giver

3. “It’s just that… without the memories it’s all meaningless.” ~ The Giver

4. “It’s the way they live. It’s the life that was created for them. It’s the same life that you would have, if you had not been chosen as my successor.” ~ The Giver

5. “…how could you describe a hill and snow to someone who had never felt height or wind or that feathery, magical cold?” ~ The Giver

6. “There was never any comfortable way to mention or discuss one’s successes without breaking the rule against bragging, even if one didn’t mean to.” ~ The Giver

7. “They were satisfied with their lives which had none of the vibrance his own was taking on. And he was angry at himself, that he could not change that for them.” ~ The Giver

8. “We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.” ~ The Giver

9. “He knew that there was no quick comfort for emotions like those. They were deeper and they did not need to be told. They were felt.” ~ The Giver

10. “Genius disregards the boundaries of propriety. Genius is permitted to shout if shouting is productive.” ~ Lois Lowry

11. “If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” ~ The Giver

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

13. “He hunched his shoulders and tried to make himself smaller in the seat. He wanted to disappear, to fade away, not to exist. He didn’t dare to turn and find his parents in the crowd. He couldn’t bear to see their faces darkened with shame. Jonas bowed his head and searched through his mind. What had he done wrong?” ~ The Giver

14. “After Twelve, age isn’t important. Most of us even lose track of how old we are as time passes, though information is in the Hall of Open Records… What’s important is the preparation for adult life, and the training you’ll receive in your Assignment.” ~ The Giver

15. “When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong, every single time.” ~ The Giver

16. “How could someone not fit in? The community was so meticulously ordered, the choices so carefully made.” ~ The Giver

17. “I knew that there had been times in the passt – terrible times – when people had destroyed others in haste, in fear, and had brought about their own destruction.” ~ The Giver

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

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

20. “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.” ~ The Giver

21. “It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere. It gives him choices. It gives me freedom. Those are magnificent, wonderfully unsafe things.” ~ Lois Lowry

22. “Fear dims when you learn things.” ~ Lois Lowry

23. “There was just a moment when things weren’t quite the same, weren’t quite as they had always been through the long friendship.” ~ The Giver

24. “Our people made that choice, the choice to go to Sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and back. We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with difference.” ~ The Giver

25. “Always in the dream, it seemed as if there were a destination: a something–he could not grasp what-that lay beyond the place where the thickness of snow brought the sled to a stop. He was left, upon awakening, with the feeling that he wanted, even somehow needed, to reach the something that waited in the distance. The feeling that it was good. That it was welcoming. That it was significant. But he did not know how to get there.” ~ The Giver

26. “He was so completely, so thoroughly accustomed to courtesy within the community that the thought of asking another citizen an intimate question, f calling someone’s attention to an area of awkwardness, was unnerving.” ~ The Giver

27. “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?” ~ The Giver

28. “Memories are forever.” ~ The Giver

29. “It is much easier to be brave if you do not know everything.” ~ Lois Lowry

30. “No one mentioned such things; it was not a rule, but was considered rude to call attention to things that were unsettling or different about individuals.” ~ The Giver

31. “You will be faced, now, with pain of a magnitude that none of us here can comprehend because it is beyond our experience. The Receiver himself was not able to describe it, only to remind us that you would be faced with it, that you would need immense courage.” ~ The Giver

32. “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.” ~ The Giver

33. “But there was nothing left to do but continue.” ~ The Giver

34. “They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely.” ~ The Giver

35. “Be proud of your pain, for you are stronger than those with none.” ~ Lois Lowry

36. “What if others-adults-had, upon becoming Twelves, received in their instructions the same terrifying sentence? What if they had all been instructed: You may lie?” ~ The Giver

37. “Things could change, Gabe. Things could be different. I don’t know how, but there must be some way for things to be different. There could be colors. And grandparents. And everybody would have memories. You know about memories.” ~ The Giver

38. “If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.” ~ The Giver

39. “For a contributing citizen to be released from the community was a final decision, a terrible punishment, an overwhelming statement of failure.” ~ The Giver

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