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

This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.

We all have same beginning (BIRTH), and we will have same ending (DEATH). So how different can we be?

We?re gonna make up for that. We?re gonna live a long time together.

What we give to fear, we take away from...faith.

When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.

You are not your past.

You don't miss things. You miss people.

You should be convinced of the authenticity of what you have, but you must also be humble enough to say that we don?t know everything. And since we don?t know everything, we must accept that another person may believe something else.

There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like.

This is part of what a family is about, not just love, but letting others know there?s someone who is watching out for them. It?s what I missed so much when my mother died?what I call your ?spiritual security??knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame.

We all have two things in common, no matter who we are: We were born and we are going to die.

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.

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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