Mitch Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom

Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom

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

Author Quotes

She wanted to blame him, to blame her whole rotten existence. But seeing Ethan, seeing her mother, seeing the world after the world she had known, somehow took her to the very bottom, the end of self-delusion, and the truth enveloped her like a cocoon, and all she said was I was so lonely.

Sometimes we cannot believe we have seen, we must believe that we are feeling. And if you want others to believe in us, we should feel that we can trust them, too - even though we're in the dark. Even when we're falling.

Strangers are just family you haven't meet yet.

That's because no one is born with anger. And when we die, the soul is freed from it. But now, here, in order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer feel it.

The length of your days does not belong to you.

The story of my recent life.' I like that phrase. It makes more sense than 'the story of my life', because we get so many lives between birth and death. A life to be a child. A life to come of age. A life to wander, to settle, to fall in love, to parent, to test our promise, to realize our mortality- and in some lucky cases, to do something after that realization.

There are two stories for every life; the one you live, and the one others tell.

No story sits by itself, Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.

One afternoon, I am complaining about the confusion of my age, what is expected of me versus what I want for myself.

Remember this always: There is a reason God limits man's days.

She was like a wound beneath an old bandage, and he had grown more used to the bandage.

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.

Author Picture
First Name
Last Name
Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom
Birth Date

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