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 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.

Now that child he said reminds me something our sages thought. When a baby comes into the world, his hands are clenched right? Like this? He made a fist. Why? Because a baby, not knowing any better, wants to grab everything to say, 'The whole world is mine.' But when an old person dies, how does he do so? with his hands open. why? because he has learned the lesson. What lesson? I asked. He stretched open his empty fingers. We can take nothing with us.

People often belittle the place where they were born. But heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.

She cared. She gave a crap. When I lacked even the self-respect to keep myself alive, she dabbed my cuts and I fell back into being a son; I fell as easily as you fall into your pillow at night. And I didn?t want it to end. That?s the best way I can explain it. I knew it was impossible. But I didn?t want it to end.

So many times I feel I'm using the same words over and over, like a woman wearing the same dress every day. So boring!

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