Inspirational Lois Lowry Quotes

Lois Lowry (born March 20, 1937) is an American writer credited with more than thirty children’s books. This post features some Inspirational Lois Lowry Quotes.

She has won two Newbery Medals, for Number the Stars in 1990 and The Giver in 1994. As an author, Lowry is known for writing about difficult subject matters within her works for children. She has explored such complex issues as racism, terminal illness, murder, and the Holocaust among other challenging topics.

Lois Lowry Quotes
Lois Lowry Quotes

Lois Lowry Quotes

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

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

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

“Fear dims when you learn things.”
― Lois Lowry

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

“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo.”
Lois Lowry quotes

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

“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

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

“It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
― Lois Lowry

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

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

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

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

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

“I knew that there had been times in the past-terrible times-when people had destroyed others in haste,in fear, and had brought about their own destruction.”
― Lois Lowry

“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.”
― Lois Lowry

“But there was nothing left to do but continue.”
Lois Lowry quotes

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

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

“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

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

“Ellen had said that her mother was afraid of the ocean, that it was too cold and too big. The sky was, too, thought Annemarie. The whole world was: too cold, too big. And too cruel. ”
― Lois Lowry

“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

“It’s just that… without the memories it’s all meaningless.”
― Lois Lowry

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

“There’s much more. There’s all that goes beyond – all … that is Elsewhere – and all that goes back, and back, and back. I received all of those, when I was selected. And here in this room, all alone, I re-experience them again and again. It is how wisdom comes. And how we shape our future.”
― Lois Lowry

“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.”
― Lois Lowry

“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

“It’s hard to give up the being together with someone.”
― Lois Lowry

“What if they were allowed to choose their own mate? And chose wrong?”
― Lois Lowry

“Behind him,across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo.”
― Lois Lowry

“Today is declared an unscheduled holiday.”
― Lois Lowry

“His mind reeled. Now, empowered to ask questions of utmost rudeness-and promised answers-he could, conceivably (though it was almost unimaginable), ask someone, some adult, his father perhaps: “Do you lie?”
But he would have no way of knowing if the answer he received was true.”
― Lois Lowry

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

“Teasing’s part of the fun that comes before kissing.”
― Lois Lowry

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

“He hunched his shoulders and tried to make himself smaller in the seat. He wanted to disappear, to fade away, not to exist.”
― Lois Lowry

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

“…now he saw the familiar wide river beside the path differently. He saw all of the light and color and history it contained and carried in its slow – moving water; and he knew that there was an Elsewhere from which it came, and an Elsewhere to which it was going”
― Lois Lowry

“If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!”
― Lois Lowry

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