Mitch Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom

Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom

American Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Radio and Television Broadcaster and Musician

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You talk, I'll listen.

Giving makes me feel like living.

There's a reason why God limits our days. Why? To make each one precious.

Time,' the Captain said, 'is not what you think.' He sat down next to Eddie. 'Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on earth is only the beginning... I figure it's like in the Bible, the Adam and Eve deal...Adam's first night on earth? When he lays down to sleep? He thinks it's all over, right? He doesn't know what sleep is. His eyes are closing and he thinks he's leaving this world, right? Only he isn't. He wakes up the next morning and he has a fresh new world to work with, but he has something else, too. He has his yesterday...That's the way I see it, that's what we're getting here, soldier. That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterday.'

We do not realize the sound the world makes -- unless, of course, it comes to a stop. Then, when it starts, it sounds like an orchestra.

What if today were my last day on earth?

When he died, he took part of me with him . I was stuck after that.

Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise?

You cannot talk when you first arrive. It helps you to listen.

You know what the Buddhists say? Don't cling to things, because everything is impermanent.

Your voice will come. We all go through the same thing. You cannot talk when you first arrive. He smiled. It helps you listen.

There's a story behind everything? but behind all your stories is always your mother's story? because hers is where yours begins.

Timing is everything. That?s right. Which is why our sages tell us to repent exactly one day before we die. But how do you know it?s the day before you die? I asked. He raised his eyebrows. Exactly

We move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us. Our workplaces, where we spend so much time--we often think they began with our arrival. That's not true.

What in life can love not penetrate?

When he smiles it's as if you'd just told him the first joke on earth.

Why did you measure the days and nights? To know. Sitting high above the city, Father Time realized that knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing.

You can't get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.

You live on - in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here... Death ends life, not a relationship.

You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.

These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. They were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.

To know you're going to die, and to be prepared for it at any time. That's better. That way you can actually be more involved in your life while you're living.

We must be open to God's miracles.

What is false about hope?

When hope is gone, time is punishment.

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American Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Radio and Television Broadcaster and Musician