"Jonas you have not been assigned, You have been selected."
Runners, Sleds, Snow and Downhill
'Love' the restricted language
"Do you love me?"
The ceremony of twelves was different this year. The reader did not call out Jonas' number. "The audience was clearly ill at ease." Page 80
"You're in my line of ambush Jonas"
The Giver has many memories and Jonas' first memory was joyful and exciting. Although Jonas enjoyed the memory he had no idea what it meant. "I am going to transmit a memory of snow," the old man said, and placed his hands on Jonas' bareback. Page 105
The release of the unwanted twin
With Jonas being the receiver he is able to ask questions that other people can't ask. "Do you love me?" Jonas said, there was an awkward silence for a moment. Then Father gave a little chuckle. "Jonas. You of all people. Precision of language, please!" page 162
Jonas has now received a memory of true sadness. "Psssheeewwww!" a child's voice, coming from a nearby bush, made the sound "Pow Pow Pow!" Page 168
Jonas' knew his father would release children, adults and elders, but he didn't know the true meaning of release. Jonas' Father speaking in his special voice to the smallest twin "And you, little guy, you're only five pounds ten ounces, A shrimp" Page 186.
"That's my father"
In the freezing cold with Gabriel "Were there any left? Could he still hold on to the last bit of warmth? Did he still have the strength give? Could Gabriel still receive? He pressed his hand into Gabriels back and tried to remember sunshine." Page 220