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

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.

Why do you want to die?' I shivered. For a second I couldn't breathe. 'You knew...?' She gave a sad smile. 'I'm your mother.

You can't lose your mother, Charley.

You marked the minutes, the old man said. But did you use them wisely? To be still? To cherish? To be grateful? To lift and be lifted?

You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean.

Things change when you're not in danger anymore.

To my Charley on his wedding day ? ?Here is what you are going to find out about marriage: you have to work at it together. And you have to love three things. You have to love: Each other. Your children (When you have some! Hint! Hint!). Your marriage. What I mean by the last one is, there may be times that you fight, and sometimes you and Catherine won?t even like each other. But those are the times you have to love your marriage. It?s like a third party. Look at your wedding photos. Look at any memories you?ve made. And if you believe in those memories, they will pull you back together. I?m very proud of you today, Charley. I am putting this in your tuxedo pocket because I know how you lose things. I love you every day! Mom

We need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn't do. All the things we should have done. You can't get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.

What is it about childhood that never lets you go, even when you're so wrecked it's hard to believe you ever were a child?

When lightning strikes after you are gone, or an airplane in the state you could have crashes. When your partner sick and you do not work. We believe that these things are random, but there is a balance in everything. One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole.

With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can?t appreciate what we have.

You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship

You must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it.

You've lived through a lot of wars, I said. Yes. Do they ever make more sense? No.

There is a big confusion in this country over what we want verses what we need... you need food. You want a chocolate sundae.

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First Name
Mitch
Last Name
Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom
Birth Date
1958
Bio

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