Mitch Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom

Mitch
Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom
1958

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

Author Quotes

We?re half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do.

What will you do with the time you have left?

When you look into your mother?s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.

You can a mam's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both. So you cling to the one you think you might lose.

You had many more years, he said. I didn?t want them. But they wanted you. Time is not something you give back. The very next moment may be an answer to your prayer. To deny that is to deny the most important part of the future. What?s that? Hope.

You should never take anything for granted.

There is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn?t the family.

This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It?s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.

We all know how to be a child. It's inside all of us. For me, it's just remembering how to enjoy it.

We?re so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting the mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks?we?re involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going. So we don?t get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying, Is this all? Is this all I want? Is something missing?

What would happen if you're good as dead

When you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have.

You can feel the whole world and still feel lost in it. So many people are in pain-- no matter how smart or accomplished--they cry, they yearn, they hurt. But instead of looking down on things, they look up, which is where I should have been looking, too. Because when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love and a peaceful heart.

You have one family. For good or bad. You have one family. You can't trade them in. You can't lie to them. Sticking to your family is what makes it a family.

You were never alone.

There is no such thing as ?too late? in life.

This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.

We all lose somebody we care about and want to find some comforting way of dealing with it, something that will give us a little closure, a little peace.

We?ve got a form of brainwashing going on in our country, Morrie sighed. Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. And that?s what we do in this country. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More commercialism is good. More is good. More is good. We repeat it?and have it repeated to us?over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all this, he has no perspective on what?s really important anymore.

What you have done to this point cannot be undone. What you do next ? He hesitated. What? Victor said. What? It is still unwritten.

When your time came, it came, and that was that. You might say something smart on your way out, but you might just as easily say something stupid.

You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.

You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn?t work, don?t buy it.

You were one person, and you changed the world.

There was a pier filled with thousands of people, men and women, fathers and mothers and children--so many children--children from the past and the present, children who had not yet been born, side by side, hand in hand, in caps, in short pants, filling the boardwalk and the rides and the wooden platforms, sitting on each other's shoulders, sitting in each other's laps. They were there, or would be there, because of the simple mundane things [he] had done in his life, the accidents he had prevented, the rides he had kept safe, the unnoticed turns he had affected every day. And while their lips did not move, [he] heard their voices, more voices then he could have imagined, and a peace came upon him that he had never known before.

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First Name
Mitch
Last Name
Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom
Birth Date
1958
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American Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Radio and Television Broadcaster and Musician