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By Lois Lowry

'The Giver' is filled with memorable lines that touch on a variety of themes, including unity, pain/isolation, as well as change, and choice.

Emma Baldwin

Article written by Emma Baldwin

B.A. in English, B.F.A. in Fine Art, and B.A. in Art Histories from East Carolina University.

In the novel, the protagonist is faced with an impossible task: to take on the collective memories of the past, that which the Community has unwittingly chosen to purge from its consciousness. The discovery of these memories, as well as the Sameness, sets Jonas on a painful path that eventually leads to Elsewhere .

The Giver Quotes

The Community

There’s nothing we can do. It’s always been this way. Before me, before you, before the ones who came before you. Back and back and back.

These lines come from Chapter 20 when Jonas expresses his frustration over the nature of the Community. From what Jonas has learned so far , he knows that things have been the way they are for quite a long time. Lowry, the author , uses repetition in this quote to emphasize his fear and desperation over this fact. The Giver suggested that there might be a way for them to return everyone’s memories. Jonas doesn’t see any hope in this possibility and parrots back to the giver the phrase “back and back and back.” The Giver used these same words earlier in the novel when he spoke about the role that Jonas was training to take on, that of the Receiver. 

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

This is the first sentence of The Giver. It alludes to the future that Janas is about to face and what will occur over the next year. He is about to find out his future profession, something that will have a much greater impact on him than it does on anyone else in his life. 

There were only two occasions of release which were not punishments. Release of the elderly, which was a time of celebration for a life well and fully lived; and the release of a newchild, which always brought a sense of what-could-we-have-done. This was especially troubling for the Nurturers, like Father, who felt they had failed somehow. But it happened rarely. 

These lines outline some of the ways that the young and old are set apart from the rest of the Community . Different rules apply to them, and they are treated differently than everyone else. As the novel develops and readers learn more about the Community, they may come to different opinions in regards to the moral or immoral nature of “releasing” the elderly and the young. The Community does not place any value in wisdom, seen through the murder of the old and the repression of memory. 

But the Receiver-in-Training … is to be alone, apart, while he is prepared by the current Receiver for the job which is the most honored in our community.

This section of the novel is found in Chapter 8. It details the different structures of the Receiver’s job compared to the rest of the Community. While everyone else continues to value and promote togetherness and sameness, Jonas has to be different. He has to, as he becomes the new Receiver of Memory, step away from his friends and family and isolate himself. 

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. 

These thoughtful lines are the concluding words of The Giver . They signal the changes that Jonas has gone through and the first time that he’s ever truly heard music. With these lines, Jonas has officially arrived in Elsewhere. Here, he can live his life however he wants to and experience what it means to be alive in a way that the Community doesn’t allow.

It was as simple as that. Once he had yearned for choice. Then, when he had had a choice, he had made the wrong one: the choice to leave. And now he was starving.

This quote comes from Chapter 22 of The Giver. These line outline the contrasting emotional reactions that Jonas has to his choices, or lack thereof. He notes how “once he had yearned for choice,” but now he’s having to face a truly enormous choice and worries about it. He is conflicted in regards to whether or not he should’ve left the Community, and the reader is left wondering if he’s always going to feel this way.

Isolation and Pain

So there will be a whole part of your life which you won’t be able to share with a family. It’s hard, Jonas. It was hard for me.

These lines are spoken by the Giver in regard to the isolation that his position has imposed on him. It’s something that Jonas is going to have to deal with as he steps into his role as the new Receiver. The Giver has to remain separate from the rest of the community, as Jonas will, due to the burden of his memories.

Some afternoons The Giver sent him away without training. Jonas knew, on days when he arrived to find The Giver hunched over, rocking his body slightly back and forth, his face pale, that he would be sent away. “Go,” The Giver would tell him tensely. “I’m in pain today. Come back tomorrow.”

These lines come from Chapter 13 and describe another element of the Giver’s life, the constant pain he’s in over the burden of his memories. He is holding onto the suffering in the world, something that only he understands. His knowledge is an immense burden to hold on to, something that manifests itself physically. 

You suggested, Jonas, that perhaps she wasn’t brave enough? I don’t know about bravery: what it is, what it means. I do know that I sat here numb with horror. Wretched with helplessness. And I listened as Rosemary told them that she would prefer to inject herself.

These lines are in reference to the Giver’s daughter, Rosemary. Jonas suggested that perhaps Rosemary chose to kill herself because she wasn’t “brave enough” to face the memories she was taking on. The Giver responds with his own experience of the events and his feeling that he didn’t do enough to comfort her and stop her. 

Then it was in his hand, and he looked at it carefully, but it was the same apple. Unchanged. The same size and shape: a perfect sphere. The same nondescript shade, about the same shade as his own tunic.

These lines come from Chapter 3 of The Giver. Jonas is taking note of the perfect, same nature of the apple. It doesn’t change. It remains the same “nondescript shade” as everything else. This relates to later sections of the novel once Jonas is able to see color and is a symbol of the sameness of the Community. 

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It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. 1, Chapter 1

As the first sentence in The Giver , this line bears extra examination. The first clause of the sentence places the initial setting of the plot near the end of the year, symbolically suggesting that Jonas is facing the end of an era in his life and that the society itself is both greatly advanced and rather senescent. At the same time, winter foreshadows the time frame of the novel, which takes place over the course of one year and which ends in the subsequent December in the snow. Given the anticipation of the new year and the hint of winter, the second half of the sentence takes on an especially ominous sense. Jonas later denies that he is truly frightened and instead opts to describe his feeling of foreboding as apprehension, but his instinctive description of fear at the beginning of the novel immediately darkens the tone of the story, readying us for the eventual revelation of the community's dystopian nature.

Then it was in his hand, and he looked at it carefully, but it was the same apple. Unchanged. The same size and shape: a perfect sphere. The same nondescript shade, about the same shade as his own tunic. 24, Chapter 3

In this passage, Jonas observes the apple after it first appears to change in a brief and inexplicable manner during a game of catch with his friend Asher. The subsequent description of the apple emphasizes the theme of Sameness that becomes both more prevalent and more specific in later sections of the novel. The apple is perfect and unchanging, much as Jonas's society is static and apparently ideal. Its shape does not allow for imperfections and the irregularities of individual apples, an ethic that is evident in the structure of the community and in the values taught to the community's children. Finally, Jonas describes the apple's shade as nondescript, throwing an apparently innocent description of the apple's perfection into doubt with an incongruous detail. We know immediately that apples usually manifest in vibrant colors and could never be described as "nondescript." This aspect of the description foreshadows Jonas's ability to see color while indicating that something is missing in the apple's perfection, much as Jonas later discovers a damaging lack of color in his society's apparent flawlessness.

Then, in the same way that his own dwelling slipped away behind him as he rounded a corner on his bicycle, the dream slipped away from his thoughts. Very briefly, a little guiltily, he tried to grasp it back. But the feelings had disappeared. The Stirrings were gone. 39, Chapter 5

This excerpt is at first glance a description of the effect of taking the pill to eliminate the Stirrings, but it also illustrates the ephemeral nature of emotions and memories in the society. Rather than embracing natural human emotions such as those associated with the Stirrings, members of Jonas's community have learned various tactics to erase these emotions altogether. The dream slips away from his thoughts much as the Ceremony of Loss is used to ease the original Caleb from the communal consciousness. Jonas instinctively grasps the importance of the Stirrings as an essential aspect of his nature, but his instinct and his training as a member of his society conflict, as shown by his guilt. However, his training temporarily takes precedence, and the Stirrings disappear.

But the Receiver-in-Training ... is to be alone, apart, while he is prepared by the current Receiver for the job which is the most honored in our community. 61, Chapter 8

For the past twelve years of Jonas's life, his parents and his instructors have taught him the importance of being part of the group and of the community. It is against the rules to set oneself apart by bragging, as Jonas recalls in an earlier chapter. However, as Jonas learns from the Chief Elder, his new position as Receiver-in-Training will force him into a situation for which he has no preparation: in his position he will be alone and apart. The very act of honoring him is the first indicator of Jonas's future solitude, since no other position in the community is said to be more important than others, although some Assignments are often more desirable. These words make Jonas understandably uncomfortable, and as events in the novel unfold, his growing isolation becomes the hardest part of Jonas's training.

The man corrected him. "Honor," he said firmly. "I have great honor. So will you. But you will find that that is not the same as power." 84, Chapter 11

For the first time in the novel, Jonas and The Giver explicitly confront the limited role of The Receiver in their society. The Receiver is revered for his wisdom and for his role as a container of the world's memories, but in the end, his wisdom is almost invariably used to prevent pain and maintain the status quo rather than to change the community for the better. Consequently, The Receiver becomes a martyr for the community, sacrificing his life to hold all their memories and pain. Here, The Giver shows bitterness at his helplessness, which he has accepted for years as a key feature of his position. However, under Jonas's influence, he comes to realize that he does have the power to serve his community, and his choice to remain in the community after Jonas's escape reflects faith in the power of The Receiver rather than hopeless sacrifice.

"Well ..." Jonas had to stop and think it through. "If everything's the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things! A blue tunic, or a red one?" 97, Chapter 13

After The Giver asks Jonas why it is not fair that nothing has color, Jonas realizes that, for him, color is not merely a vibrant aspect of nature. It also represents a level of individual freedom and choice that he has never known in his rigidly controlled society. The quotation is of interest because it forces Jonas to face the disadvantages of his society in a thoughtful and philosophical rather than an instinctive manner. Only after Jonas reconciles his instinct with his rational mind can he offer a conscientious objection to the ways of his community. The quote also puts him at odds with the larger aims of his community, which follows a different code of values.

"Back and back and back." Jonas repeated the familiar phrase. Sometimes it had seemed humorous to him. Sometimes it had seemed meaningful and important. Now it was ominous. It meant, he knew, that nothing could be changed. 113, Chapter 14

The phrase "back and back and back" has become a minor motif in the novel, as Jonas and The Giver repeat the phrase to each other during their conversations. Jonas has always felt ambiguous about the phrase, knowing that is an important part of being The Receiver, but here he articulates some aspects of the feeling. The origins of the phrase are implied to suggest the gravity and honor of The Receiver's role in the community, but as has become increasingly obvious, the phrase evocative of unending time and history represents a burdening continuity that has forced Jonas and The Giver's actions into inertia. As a result, the phrase at times becomes one of hopelessness rather than one about history.

"Gabe?" The newchild stirred slightly in his sleep. Jonas looked over at him. "There could be love," Jonas whispered. 128-129, Chapter 16

By the end of the novel, two major realizations about Jonas's community are mainly responsible for Jonas's decision to leave the community. The second realization is about the nature of release, but the first realization is Jonas's discovery of the meaning of love. His parents reject the concept of love as an imprecise and slightly comical idea, but Jonas resorts to sharing his revelation with Gabe, who shares Jonas's capacity for receiving memory and who is still a blank slate without the training of the community that later in life would cause him to reject love. Because Gabriel is able to accept Jonas's love, the two characters form a nearly familial bond that causes Jonas to sacrifice greatly for his surrogate younger brother's sake.

"You suggested, Jonas, that perhaps she wasn't brave enough? I don't know about bravery: what it is, what it means. I do know that I sat here numb with horror. Wretched with helplessness. And I listened as Rosemary told them that she would prefer to inject herself." 151, Chapter 19

In a simple but emotional and eloquent paragraph, The Giver rejects Jonas's suggestion that Rosemary's decision to apply for release was a coward's way out of her responsibility as the new Receiver of Memory. The Giver recalls watching as his own daughter calmly and maturely chose to administer her own suicide, and he implies that although he does not entirely understand Rosemary's point of view, Rosemary certainly did not choose the easy path. The Giver's response also echoes his past decades of inability to change the society's system. Under the strain of loss and pain, he is unable to move and remains The Receiver because of his inertia. However, the experience of Rosemary's actions and Jonas's desire to act changes The Giver's view of his own helplessness while giving him resolve.

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. 180, Chapter 23

As the last sentence of The Giver , this passage reflects the ambiguity of the novel's ending. Just as we are left unsure about Jonas's fate, we also remain uncertain about the fate of his community. If Jonas's thoughts are in fact not the product of cold, starvation, and hallucination, then the presence of music in his community would indicate that with his departure and the help of The Giver, the community may be in the process of rediscovering the joys of music and color and memory. On the other hand, the suggestion of a vast distance of space may merely indicate the time before Sameness, to which Jonas has a connection that extends beyond his received memories. Finally, the suggestion that the music may only be an echo indicates the possibility that the current state of his society is a pale echo of the past and that they can merely hope to regain individuality and true emotions.

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How does the author begin showing that Jonas may not quite fit in or not agree with everything in his community? How might these details contribute to the conflict in the story going forward?

Jonas interperets events like the jet at the beginning as the stringent rules differently than others. Jonas asks questions and doesn't take things at face value. He also begins to see colour which others do not see. Jonas eventually questions the...

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Should Jonas have asked them to stop playing the game of bad guys and good guys? CHAPTER 17

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The Individual vs. Society

Jonas's community is founded on the idea of Sameness—the elimination of difference in its members. In order to achieve this Sameness, individualism is discouraged, and rules and discipline matter most. Jonas learns from an early age that both breaking rules and being different is considered shameful. By celebrating group birthdays, allowing only one kind of clothing and haircut, assigning spouses, jobs, children and names, and eliminating sexual relations, Jonas's society stifles the things that allow…

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Freedom and Choice

In Jonas's community, no one makes choices. All choices about the community were made in the distant past when Sameness was created, and any additional changes involve painfully slow bureaucratic procedures. Without choice, no one suffers the consequences that come from making wrong choices, but they also don't experience the joys that come with making right ones. By sacrificing the freedom of choice, community members are guaranteed a stable, painless life. Consequently, the people lead…

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Feeling and Emotion

The people of Jonas's community don't understand genuine emotion or pain, because their lifestyles allow no opportunity to experience it. Birthmothers are not allowed to raise their own children. Sex is forbidden and sexual urges medicated away. Adults are not allowed to choose their own spouses. Identical twins are not both allowed to survive because they would be too close emotionally. Every decision made in the community serves a purely practical purpose and is based…

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Coming of Age

The annual December ceremony, when the "birthdays" of all children are celebrated simultaneously, is a ritual full of rites of passage. As children grow older, these rites allow them more responsibility; at eight, for example, they are given pockets and stuffed animals are taken away. At Nine, children are given bicycles. At Twelve, children are assigned jobs and adult status is conferred upon them. After Twelve, age is not counted. Yet these rites of passage…

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Sometime in the past, Jonas's community decided to give up their memories in order to eliminate the pain and regret that came with them. They were trying to create a totally peaceful and harmonious society without conflict, war, or hate by eliminating emotion entirely. They succeeded: the community is almost perfectly stable and totally safe. Yet Jonas realizes that without memories, a person can't learn from mistakes, celebrate accomplishments, know love or happiness or any…

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  • “It’s the choosing that’s important.” p. 98 Jonas is talking about the sameness in the community and how he has to wear the same, old blue tunic. The Giver points out that choice is at the heart of the matter; when you can’t choose, it makes life very dull.
  • “If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you.  Memories are forever.”  p. 144 Jonas cannot bear the burden that his new assignment has placed on his shoulders, and he tells the Giver he would rather die than keep them to himself. The Giver reminds him that if he dies, the memories will not die with him but will return to the community.
  • “Now he saw another elephant emerge from the place where it had stood hidden in the trees. Very slowly it walked to the mutilated body and looked down. With its sinuous trunk it stroked the huge corpse; then it reached up, broke some leafy branches with a snap, and draped them over the mass of torn thick flesh.”  p. 100 This is a memory Jonas receives about the killing of an elephant. It is important because it is the first time Jonas understands that animals are real, but also the pain they feel and how we can relate to it.  
  • “The Giver looked at him with a questioning smile.  Jonas hung his head. Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.”  p. 157 Jonas tells the Giver that he doesn’t need to care about the community because the things they do are bad; Jonas wants the Giver to flee the community with him. The Giver tells him that the most important thing we can do is care.
  • When he says “meaning,” it is very important.  t is meant to show that the importance the community attaches to the meaning of words and rules do not have true meaning, but the true meaning comes through caring. 
  • “…seeing the new child and its expression, he was reminded that the light eyes were not only a rarity but gave the one who had them a certain look---what was it? Depth, he decided; as if one were looking into the clear water of the river, down to the bottom, where things might lurk which hadn’t been discovered yet.”  p. 21This is about the child Gabriel who comes to live with Jonas’s family unit. This quote serves to foreshadow the ability Jonas has, the assignment he will receive, and that Gabriel has the same receiving ability. It also serves to point out the importance of “depth” in people and not just the superficial qualities in a person.
  • “It was the sort of thing one didn’t ask a friend about because it might have fallen into that uncomfortable category of ‘being different.’”  p. 38
  • “You do understand, don’t you, that this is my life. The memories?”  p. 103The Giver explains to Jonas that the responsibility of his job is keeping memories secret from all the people in the community, and that in doing this, he is the memories. “They know nothing.”  p. 105 Jonas is explaining to the giver about how the scientists in the community view the brain, that it is only like a computer full of electrical impulses stimulating one part—the Giver responds with the above quote.
  • “For a fleeting instant he thought he would like nothing better than to ride peacefully along the river path, laughing and talking with his gentle female friend.  But he knew that such times had been taken from him now.”  p. 135 This somber quote comes toward the end of the book when Jonas realizes with these memories he has been receiving, he has lost his innocence.  He can never be in his community without knowing the things that are hidden from them, so he will always be an outsider. This is one of the rules of the community. People weren’t to make others feel uncomfortable, and Jonas was wanting to ask his friend Asher why he had to take a pill. 
  • “He had seen a birthday party, with one child singled out and celebrated on his day, so that now he understood the joy of being an individual, special and unique and proud.”  p. 121.This is referencing one of Jonas’s happy memories of a birthday party. It is there to serve as a contrast to the way in which the members of his community live, where they do not hold up the individual in high esteem, and they do not have unique feelings, and ultimately, do not have love.
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60 Important 'The Giver' Quotes For All Dystopian Fiction Lovers

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' The Giver ' is a famous dystopian young adult dystopian novel written by Lois Lowry.

'The Giver' helps you understand the value of choice. The main message of the book is that choice is not really destructive but it is the lack of choice that can destroy a society.

The Giver in the novel is a Receiver of Memory and he is charged with the training of Jonas, someone who is to be the next Receiver of Memory, this is what he 'gives'. 'The Giver' symbolizes the good in all of us, to give is a blessing.

He is also the one person who suffers since he carries the burden of memory. 'The Giver' was also banned as it was thought to be too violent and not suited for children.

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Book Quotes About The World Of 'The Giver'

'The Giver' book quotes are really inspiring. Some of the quotes help us understand the place and community in which the book is set.

1. "How could someone not fit in? The community was so meticulously ordered, the choices so carefully made."

- Chapter Six, 'The Giver'.

2. "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."

- Chapter 20, 'The Giver'.

3. "The Giver told him, then, something he had not known. 'All private ceremonies are recorded. They’re in the Hall of Closed Records. Do you want to see the morning’s release?' Jonas hesitated. He was afraid that his father wouldn’t like it, if he watched something so private. 'I think you should,' The Giver told him firmly."

- Chapter 19, 'The Giver'.

4. “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."

- Chapter Two, 'The Giver'.

5. "Have you ever once known of anyone—I mean really known for sure, Asher, not just heard a story about it—who joined another community?"

6. "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?"

- Chapter 10, 'The Giver'.

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

- Chapter Three, 'The Giver'.

8. "But each child knew his number, of course. Sometimes parents used them in irritation at a child’s misbehavior, indicating that mischief made one unworthy of a name."

- Chapter Seven, 'The Giver'.

9. "He had been frightened then. The sense of his own community silent, waiting, had made his stomach churn. He had trembled."

- Chapter One, 'The Giver'.

Book Quotes On Memory From 'The Giver'

Memory is important in 'The Giver'. Here are some 'The Giver' quotes based on memory.

10. "If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you."

- Chapter 18, 'The Giver'.

11. "Oh, your instructors are well trained. They know their scientific facts. Everyone is well trained for his job. It’s just that… without the memories it’s all meaningless."

- Chapter 13, 'The Giver'.

12. "'Why do you and I have to hold these memories?' 'It gives us wisdom,' The Giver replied."

- Chapter 14, 'The Giver'.

13. "Jonas did not want to go back. He didn’t want the memories, didn’t want the honor, didn’t want the wisdom, didn’t want the pain. He wanted his childhood again, his scraped knees and ball games."

- Chapter 16, 'The Giver'.

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

15. "Simply stated, although it's not really simple at all, my job is to transmit to you all the memories I have within me. Memories of the past."

16. "Memories are forever"

17. "If I go with you, and together we take away all their protection from the memories, Jonas, the community will be left with no one to help them."

Book Quotes On Love From 'The Giver'

'The Giver' quotes on love are quite poignant. Without them, the book seems like any other popular dystopian novel.

18. "I liked the feeling of love,' [Jonas] confessed."

19. "There could be love," Jonas whispered."

- Chapter 17, 'The Giver'.

20. "But if he had stayed… His thoughts continued. If he had stayed, he would have starved in other ways. He would have lived a life hungry for feelings, for color, for love."

- Chapter 22, 'The Giver'.

21. "For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music."

- Chapter 23, 'The Giver'.

22. "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."

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

24. "He liked the feeling of safety here in this warm and quiet room; he liked the expression of trust on the woman’s face as she lay in the water unprotected, exposed, and free."

- Chapter Four, 'The Giver'.

25. "I love you, Jonas," he said. "But I have another place to go."

26. "'Everybody would have the memories. You know the memories,'" he whispered, turning toward the crib."

27. "The next morning, for the first time, Jonas did not take his pill. Something within him, something that had grown there through the memories, told him to throw the pill away."

Book Quotes On Choice From 'The Giver'

Here are some 'The Giver' quotes on choice.

28. "Once he had yearned for choice. Then, when he had had a choice, he had made the wrong one: the choice to leave. And now he was starving."

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

30. "Our people made that choice, the choice to go to Sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and back."

- Chapter 12, 'The Giver'.

31. "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?"

32. "We really have to protect people from wrong choices."

Book Quotes On Pain From 'The Giver'

Here are a few more 'The Giver' quotes on pain.

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

- Chapter Nine, 'The Giver'.

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

35. "'And now I understand better, what it meant, that there would be pain.' The man didn't respond. He sat silently for a second. When Jonas says he understands what pain is like after experiencing the memory of a sunburn, the Giver is at a loss for words, his compassion wrestling with his sense of duty."

- Chapter 11, 'The Giver'.

36. "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."

Moving Quotes From ‘The Giver’

37. "Comprehending all of those things as he sped downward, he was free to enjoy the breathless glee that overwhelmed him: the speed, the clear cold air, the total silence, the feeling of balance and excitement and peace."

38. "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."

39. "I don't know how, but there must be some way for things to be different. There could be colors."

40. "Today, he felt happiness."

41. "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."

42. "Things could change, Gabe," Jonas went on. "Things could be different."

43. "There’s nothing we can do. It’s always been this way. Before me, before you, before the ones who came before you. Back and back and back."

44. "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."

'The Giver' Movie Quotes

'The Giver' has also been adapted to the silver screen. Here are some of the movie quotes:

45. "I didn’t know what to think to believe. Have faith, The Giver told me. He said that faith, that was seeing beyond. He compared it to the wind. Something felt but not seen."

- Jonas, 'The Giver'.

46. "Love is just a passion that can turn. And with turn we have contempt and murder."

- Elder Chief, 'The Giver'.

47. "The Giver: They're called books.

Jonas: My name…

The Giver: I know who you are.

Jonas: Who are you?

The Giver: The Giver. When the elders need guidance, I provide wisdom using the memories of the past."

- 'The Giver'.

48. "The Giver: Jonas

Jonas: There has to be a way to show them.

The Giver: You can stop this. You can change things."

49. "I got lost. The good kind of lost. I saw science and sounds. I could not have the words to describe. Faces would flash of all different colors. I felt so alive. "

50. "Just like music, there’s something you can’t see with your eyes…inside you."

- 'The Giver'

Fiona: "Do you know how to fly those?"

Asher: "Absolutely"

Jonas: "Do you get to fly to the edge?"

Asher: "Oh yeah"

Jonas: "What's past there?"

Asher: "Don't know, we're not allowed to fly past that."

Jonas: "Let's go!"

Asher: "It's against the rules, Jonas."

51. "Love is just a passion that can turn. And with turn we have contempt and murder."

52. "Color, race, religion; they created sameness. If we were different, we could be envious, angry, resentful. Consumed with hatred. We need sameness. Don’t you think?"

53. "I know that there is something more, something that has been stolen."

- Fiona, 'The Giver'.

54. "Faith is seeing beyond."

55. "Listen to what's calling from inside."

56. "If you can't feel, what's the point?"

57. "A dwelling is not a home. A home is more."

58. "Memories are not just about the past - they determine our future."

59. "When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong."

- Chief Elder, 'The Giver'.

60. "You have the courage. Let me give you the strength."

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55 The Giver Quotes With Page Numbers

The Giver quotes show the value of diversity and experience.

The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is about a young boy named Jonas.

Jonas is an eleven-year-old boy who lives in a futuristic world without fear, pain, hatred, and war.

No one has free will, and every person is assigned a role based on their ability.

Jonas is chosen to receive special training from The Giver, the only one with memories of true pleasure and pain. What will happen when Jonas learns the truth?

I’ve included page numbers and who said them for easy reference.

The Giver Quotes With Page Numbers 

“For all the children To whom we entrust the future” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, from the author, Page 0
“It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, the narrator about Jonas , Chapter 1, Page 1 20 Jonas Quotes From The Giver With Page Numbers
“Frightened meant that deep, sickening feeling of something terrible about to happen.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas’s thoughts , Chapter 1, Page 1
“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 1, Page 6
“Lily appeared, wearing her nightclothes, in the doorway. She gave an impatient sigh. ‘This is certainly a very LONG private conversation,’ she said. ‘And there are certain people waiting for their comfort object.’ Lily,’ her mother said fondly, ‘you’re very close to being an Eight, and when you’re an Eight, your comfort object will be taken away. It will be recycled to the younger children. You should be starting to go off to sleep without it.’ But her father had already gone to the shelf and taken down the stuffed elephant which was kept there. Many of the comfort objects, like Lily’s, were soft, stuffed, imaginary creatures. Jonas’s had been called a bear. Here you are, Lily-billy,’ he said. ‘I’ll come help you remove your hair ribbons.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas’s mother and father , Chapter 2, Page 18
“Depth, he decided; as if one were looking into the clear water of the river, down to the bottom, where things might lurk which hadn’t been discovered yet.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 3, Page 21
“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.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 4, Page 27
“Thank you for your childhood.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Chief Elder , Chapter 7, Pages 56, 64
“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, The Giver, the narrator , Chapter 7, Pages 57, 58
“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, The Giver, the narrator about Asher , Chapter 9, Page 66
“You may lie.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Number 8 of the instructions for Jonas, Chapter 9, Page 68
“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, The Giver, the narrator about Jonas , Chapter 9, Page 71
“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, The Giver, Jonas to the Giver , Chapter 10, Pages 77, 78
“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, The Giver, The Giver to Jonas , Chapter 10, Page 78
“The man corrected him. “Honor,” he said firmly. “I have great honor. So will you. But you will find that that is not the same as power.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver , Chapter 11, Page 84
“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.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, the narrator , Chapter 12, Page 88
“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, The Giver, the narrator , Chapter 12, Page 89
“…what words could you use which would give another the experience of sunshine?” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, the narrator about Jonas , Chapter 12, Page 89
“…how could you describe a hill and snow to someone who had never felt height or wind or that feathery, magical cold?” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, the narrator about Jonas , Chapter 12, Page 89
“Once, back in the time of the memories, everything had a shape and size, the way things still do, but they also had a quality called COLOR.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, by The Giver to Jonas , Chapter 12, Page 94
“We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver , Chapter 12, Page 95     “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. We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver , Chapter 12, Page 95
“I’m going to give you the memory of a rainbow.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver , Chapter 12, Page 96
“If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 13, Page 97
“Well…,” Jonas had to stop and think it through. “If everything’s the same, then there are no choices! I want to wake up in the morning and DECIDE things! A blue tunic, or a red one?” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 13, Page 97
“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, by The Giver to Jonas , Chapter 13, Page 98
“What if they were allowed to choose their own mate? And chose wrong?” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 13, Page 98
“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, The Giver, the narrator about Jonas , Chapter 13, Page 99
“Now he saw another elephant emerge from the place where it had stood hidden in the trees. Very slowly it walked to the mutilated body and looked down. With its sinuous trunk it struck the huge corpse; then it reached up, broke some leafy branches with a snap, and draped them over the mass of torn thick flesh. Finally it tilted its massive head, raised its trunk, and roared into the empty landscape.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, the narrator about Jonas , Chapter 13, Page 100
“Didn’t life consist of the things you did each day?” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas’s thoughts , Chapter 13, Page 103
“My instructors in science and technology have taught us about how the brain works. It’s full of electrical impulses. It’s like a computer. If you stimulate one part of the brain with an electrode, it… They know nothing.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas and the Giver , Chapter 13, Pages 104, 105
“It’s just that… without the memories it’s all meaningless.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver , Chapter 13, Page 105
“They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas’s thoughts , Chapter 14, Page 110
“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, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 14, Page 112
“But why can’t everyone have the memories? I think it would seem a little easier if the memories were shared. You and I wouldn’t have to bear so much by ourselves, if everybody took a part.” The Giver sighed. “You’re right,” he said. “But then everyone would be burdened and pained. They don’t want that. And that’s the real reason The Receiver is so vital to them, and so honored. They selected me – and you – to lift that burden from themselves.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas and the Giver , Chapter 15, Pages 112, 113
“I liked the feeling of love,’ [Jonas] confessed. He glanced nervously at the speaker on the wall, reassuring himself that no one was listening. ‘I wish we still had that,’ he whispered. ‘Of course,’ he added quickly, ‘I do understand that it wouldn’t work very well. And that it’s much better to be organized the way we are now. I can see that it was a dangerous way to live.’ …’Still,’ he said slowly, almost to himself, ‘I did like the light they made. And the warmth.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 16, Page 126
“Do you love me?” There was an awkward silence for a moment. Then Father gave a little chuckle. “Jonas. You, of all people. Precision of language, please!” “What do you mean?” Jonas asked. Amusement was not at all what he had anticipated. “Your father means that you used a very generalized word, so meaningless that it’s become almost obsolete,” his mother explained carefully. Jonas stared at them. Meaningless? He had never before felt anything as meaningful as the memory. “And of course our community can’t function smoothly if people don’t use precise language. You could ask, ‘Do you enjoy me?’ The answer is ‘Yes,'” his mother said. “Or,” his father suggested, “‘Do you take pride in my accomplishments?’ And the answer is wholeheartedly ‘Yes.'” “Do you understand why it’s inappropriate to use a word like ‘love’?” Mother asked. Jonas nodded. “Yes, thank you, I do,” he replied slowly. It was his first lie to his parents.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas and his parents , Chapter 16, Page 127
“Things could change, Gabe,” Jonas went on. “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,” he added, staring through the dimness toward the ceiling of his sleepingroom. “And everybody would have the memories.” “You know the memories,” he whispered, turning toward the crib. Garbriel’s breathing was even and deep. Jonas liked having him there, though he felt guilty about the secret. Each night he gave memories to Gabriel: memories of boat rides and picnics in the sun; memories of soft rainfall against windowpanes; memories of dancing barefoot on a damp lawn. “Gabe?” The newchild stirred slightly in his sleep. Jonas looked over at him. “There could be love,” Jonas whispered.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas to Gabriel , Chapter 16, Pages 128, 129
“Gabe?” The newchild stirred slightly in his sleep. Jonas looked over at him. “There could be love”, Jonas whispered.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas to Gabriel , Chapter 16, Page 128
“Today is declared an unscheduled holiday.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 17, Page 130
“…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, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 17, Page 131
“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, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 17, Page 132
“If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver to Jonas , Chapter 18, Page 144
“Memories are forever.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver to Jonas , Chapter 18, Page 144
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 20, Page 154
“Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 20, Page 156
“The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 21, Page 165
“All of it was new to him. After a life of Sameness and predictability, he was awed by the surprises that lay beyond each curve of the road.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 22, Page 171
“It was as simple as that. Once he had yearned for choice. then, when he had had a choice, he had made the wrong one: the choice to leave. And now he was starving. But if he had stayed… His thoughts continued. If he had stayed, he would have starved in other ways. He would have lived a life hungry for feelings, for color, for love.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The Giver to Jonas , Chapter 22, Pages 172, 173
“If he had stayed, he would have starved in other ways.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas’s thoughts , Chapter 22, Page 173
“He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 22, Page 173
“…an urge, a need, a passionate yearning to share the warmth with the one person left for him to love.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 23, Page 176
“But there was nothing left to do but continue” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 23, Page 177
“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, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 23, Page 179
“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, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 23, Page 179

Important Quotes From The Giver With Page Numbers

1. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 20, Page 154
2. “We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Character: The Giver , Chapter 12, Page 95
3. “If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Character: The Giver , Chapter 18, Page 144
4. “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, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas , Chapter 23, Page 179
5. “It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Character: The Giver , Chapter 13, Page 98
6. “I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 1, Page 6 The Giver Quotes About Sameness
7. “Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 20, Page 156
8. “I liked the feeling of love,’ [Jonas] confessed. He glanced nervously at the speaker on the wall, reassuring himself that no one was listening. ‘I wish we still had that,’ he whispered. ‘Of course,’ he added quickly, ‘I do understand that it wouldn’t work very well. And that it’s much better to be organized the way we are now. I can see that it was a dangerous way to live.’ …’Still,’ he said slowly, almost to himself, ‘I did like the light they made. And the warmth.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas , Chapter 16, Page 126
9. “The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.” ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator , Chapter 21, Page 165
10. “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, The Giver, the narrator , Chapter 13, Page 99

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Jonas, the protagonist of Lois Lowry’s novel “The Giver,” is a twelve-year-old boy living in a seemingly perfect society. However, as the story unfolds, Jonas discovers the dark secrets behind his community’s apparent utopia. Throughout the book, Jonas shares profound thoughts and insights that resonate with readers of all ages. These quotes encapsulate the essence of Jonas’s character and the themes explored in “The Giver.”

Jonas’s journey from ignorance to enlightenment serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of individuality and free will. His experiences challenge the notion of a controlled society and highlight the true value of human emotions. The following quotes from Jonas offer a glimpse into his transformative journey and the profound impact it has on him.

As you dive into the world of “The Giver,” let these quotes inspire you to reflect on the power of choice, love, and the pursuit of truth.

Read these Jonas The Giver Quotes

“It’s just that… without the memories, it’s all meaningless.”
“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 liked the feeling of love,” Jonas confessed. “I wish we still had that. Of course, they didn’t know what they were talking about when they called it ‘love.’ They didn’t know what they were talking about.”
“It was a completely different life. I can’t even imagine it. There’s no way to describe it. It was… it was snowing.”
“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?” Jonas asked. “The Receiver-in-Training is allowed to choose?”
“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.”
“It was the meaning of everything. How could someone not fit in? The community was so meticulously ordered, the choices so carefully made.”
“We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.”
“I don’t think they knew exactly what they were doing. I think they just made the choice, like any of us make choices. And then they had to keep making it. Have you ever known someone who’s been married a long time? My parents have. They’re lucky, I guess. They still choose each other.”
“I don’t know what you mean, ‘hurt.’ That word isn’t familiar to me.”
“But I’ve seen things I had never known were there. I saw the way we could be living. It was so different. I wish I could explain it to you.”
“Now, thinking about the feeling of fear as he pedaled home along the river path, he remembered that moment of palpable, stomach-sinking terror when the aircraft had streaked above.”
“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.”
“I had a dream of my own,” Jonas said softly. “I dreamed that I had a little brother, and I named him Gabriel.”
“There could be love,” Jonas whispered.”
“But the choice is not ours,” Jonas said, “It’s never ours to make. It’s always made for us.”
“But memories are forever,” Jonas said. “You said that, didn’t you? And they’re always there.”
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
“I don’t know what you mean by ‘color.’ I can’t see it, so it’s not meaningful to me.”
“But now he knew. He knew that there could be no turning back. He had to get away, had to get away so he could warn all of the people.”

These quotes offer a glimpse into Jonas’s journey and the thought-provoking nature of “The Giver.” They remind us of the power of choice, love, and the importance of preserving memories. Jonas’s story serves as a powerful reminder to question the status quo and never take our individuality and freedom for granted.

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  1. The Giver Quotes by Lois Lowry

    Like. "If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.". ― Lois Lowry, The Giver. tags: lowry. 496 likes. Like. "I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.". ― Lois Lowry, The Giver.

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    Chapter 16 Quotes. "I couldn't quite get the word for the whole feeling of it, the feeling that was so strong in the room." "Love," The Giver told him. Related Characters: Jonas (speaker), The Giver (speaker) Related Themes: Page Number and Citation: 157.

  3. Quotes from The Giver

    The Giver Quotes. Quotes 1: "For a contributing citizen to be released from the community was a final decision, a terrible punishment, an overwhelming statement of failure." Chapter 1, pg. 2. Quotes 2: "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 ...

  4. 10 Important Quotes from The Giver

    Unchanged. The same size and shape: a perfect sphere. The same nondescript shade, about the same shade as his own tunic. These lines come from Chapter 3 of The Giver. Jonas is taking note of the perfect, same nature of the apple. It doesn't change. It remains the same "nondescript shade" as everything else.

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    The Giver Quotes. "We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.". "They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely.". "If everything's the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!". "I don't know what you mean when ...

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    113, Chapter 14. The phrase "back and back and back" has become a minor motif in the novel, as Jonas and The Giver repeat the phrase to each other during their conversations. Jonas has always felt ambiguous about the phrase, knowing that is an important part of being The Receiver, but here he articulates some aspects of the feeling.

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    Shmoop breaks down key quotations from The Giver. Memory and the Past Quotes. "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 roo... Rules and Order Quotes. Two children - one male, one female - to each ...

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    Learn the important quotes in The Giver and the chapters they're from, including why they're important and what they mean in the context of the book. ... Jonas hears a story about someone who requested release after an unwanted job assignment, and he decides the story must be false because decisions made by the Elders are always right. 3.

  10. Chapter 7 of The Giver by Lois Lowry

    Chapter 7 of The Giver opens with Jonas and the community inside the Auditorium for day two of the Ceremony. This is the day the Elevens become Twelves and receive their Assignments. Jonas speaks ...

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    The Giver: Top Ten Quotes. "It's the choosing that's important.". p. 98 Jonas is talking about the sameness in the community and how he has to wear the same, old blue tunic. The Giver points out that choice is at the heart of the matter; when you can't choose, it makes life very dull. "If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas ...

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    Here are some 'The Giver' quotes based on memory. 10. "If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you." - Chapter 18, 'The Giver'. 11. "Oh, your instructors are well trained. They know their scientific facts. Everyone is well trained for his job.

  13. What is Jonas's assignment in The Giver?

    Quick answer: Jonas's assignment in The Giver is to be the Receiver of Memory. This role is unique and crucial in the community, as it involves holding all past memories to protect the society ...

  14. 55 The Giver Quotes With Page Numbers

    20 Jonas Quotes From The Giver With Page Numbers. "Frightened meant that deep, sickening feeling of something terrible about to happen.". ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, The narrator about Jonas's thoughts, Chapter 1, Page 1. "I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.". ~Lois Lowry, The Giver, Jonas, Chapter ...

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    Read these Jonas The Giver Quotes. "It's just that… without the memories, it's all meaningless.". "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 liked the feeling of love," Jonas confessed.

  16. The Giver by Lois Lowry: Ch. 8

    The Giver Chapter 8. Louis Lowry's ''The Giver'' is a young adult science fiction novel. It tells the story of Jonas, a twelve-year-old living in the Community, a society where there is no longer ...

  17. How are assignments determined in The Giver?

    Quick answer: In The Giver, assignments are determined by the Committee of Elders through a meticulous process of observation and evaluation. The Elders observe children in various settings ...

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