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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. 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 family unit. It was written very clearly in the rules. (1.57)

Choices Quotes

Like the Matching of Spouses and the Naming and Placement of newchildren, the Assignments were scrupulously thought through by the Committee of Elders. He was certain that his Assignment, whatever...

Language and Communication Quotes

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. It was not what...

Isolation Quotes

At first, he had only been fascinated. He had never seen aircraft so close, for it was against the rules for Pilots to fly over the community. Occasionally. When the supplies were delivered by carg...

Suffering Quotes

6. Except for illness or injury unrelated to your training, do not apply for any medication. (9.32)

Old Age Quotes

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 al...

Tradition and Customs Quotes

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 al...
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