What did Morrie get out of his time spent with Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie?If possible are there any quotes that go with this answer?

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In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie Schwarts is a born teacher.  Teachers, as you know, need an audience.  Even an audience of one.

Morrie knows that he can impact Mitch's wayward, materialistic lifestyle.  His words are not just meant for print: they are meant to be lived.  Morrie wants Mitch to commit to human relationships instead of material goals:

"The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it."

Mitch also gives Morrie a way to come to terms with his death.  As you know, "acceptance" is the final stage in the grieving process.  Most people with a fatal disease don't reach this stage until it is too late.  But through their Tuesday conversations, Morrie moves past denial, anger, and bargaining--straight to acceptance.  Talk is Morrie's best therapy, and it allows him to comes to terms with his demise.

Mitch lives Morrie's words and reports back.  As such, Morrie is vicariously helping Mitch in his commitments to family:

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

In the end, Mitch frames Morrie's words into the ultimate tribute: a book which carries his words on for generations of other listeners.