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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Sometimes what you miss the most is the way a loved one made you feel about yourself.

Suddenly, details seemed extremely important. Details were something to grab on to, a way to insert myself into the story.

That's the thing. Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not realty losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.

The little things i can obey. But the big things-how we think, what we value, those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone - or the society- determines those for you.

The things you spend so much time on--all this work you do--might not seem as important. You might have to make room for some more spiritual things.

No, Edward. You are here so I can teach you something. All the people you meet here have one thing to teach you.

One day spent with someone you love can change everything.

Remember what I said about finding a meaningful life? I wrote it down, but now I can recite it: Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

She wasn't easy on me, don't get me wrong. She smacked me. She scolded me. She punished me. But she loved me. She really did. She loved me falling off a swing set. She loved me stepping on her floors with muddy shoes. She loved me through vomit and snot and bloody knees. She loved me coming and going, at my worst and at my best. She had a bottomless well of love for me.

Sometimes you can?t believe what you see; you have to believe what you feel.

Taffy. He thinks about taffy. He thinks it would take his teeth out now, but he would eat it anyhow, if it meant eating it with her.

That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves

The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted.

The truth is, part of me is every age. I'm a three-year-old, I'm a five-year-old, I'm a thirty-seven-year-old, I'm a fifty-year-old. I've been through all of them, and I know what it's like. I delight in being a child when it's appropriate to be a child. I delight in being a wise old man when it's appropriate to be a wise old man. Think of all I can be! I am every age, up to my own.

No. You can't work your way into heaven. Anytime you try and justify yourself with works, you disqualify yourself with works. What I do here, every day, for the rest of my life, is only my way of saying, 'Lord, regardless of what eternity holds for me, let me give something back to you. I know it doesn't even no scorecard. But let me make something of my life before I go.. and then, Lord, I'm at your mercy.

One withers, another grows.

Sacrifice is a part of life. It?s supposed to be. It?s not something to regret. It?s something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. A mother works so her son can go to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father.

Shouldn't the world stop? Don't they know what has happened to me?

Sometimes you have to do things when sad things happen.

Take any emotion?love for a woman, or grief for a loved one, or what I?m going through, fear and pain from a deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions?if you don?t allow yourself to go all the way through them?you can never get to being detached, you?re too busy being afraid. You?re afraid of the pain, you?re afraid of the grief. You?re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, ?All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment?.

The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature. You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up.

The manager once called me the 'best freak' in his stable, and, sad as it sounds, I took pride in that. When you are an outcast, even a tossed stone can be cherished.

The truth is, there is no line. There's only your life, how you mess it up, and who is there to save you. Or who isn't.

Nobody?s favorite movie is some dark, dysfunctional slasher story. Everybody?s favorite song is a sentimental song. So why all of a sudden is it bad to be sentimental in books?

Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.

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