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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Oh, Eddie, it never changes, when the groom lifts the veil, when the bride accepts the ring, the possibilities you see in their eyes, it's the same around the world. They truly believe their love and their marriage is going to break all the records.

Personally, I always wondered about authors and celebrities who loudly declared there was no God. It was usually when they were healthy and popular and being listened to by crowds. What happens, I wondered, in the quiet moments before death? By then, they have lost the stage, the world has moved on. If suddenly, in their last gasping moments, through fear, a vision, a late enlightenment, they change their minds about God, who would know?

She felt worthless and hollow. There was no hope of fixing this. And when hope is gone, time is punishment.

So we want to know how we will die, we are learning about how we should live.

Soon man will count all his days, and then smaller segments of the day, and then smaller still?until the counting consumes him, and the wonder of the world he has been given is lost.

That kind of love - the kind you realize you already have by the life you've created together - that's the kind that lasts.

The good will be welcome in heaven.

The problem, Mitch, is that we don't believe we are as much alike as we are. Whites and blacks, Catholics and Protestants, men and women. If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one big human family in this world, and to care about that family the way we care about our own.

The words people do not speak are louder than the ones they do.

On earth, Marguerite said, when you fell asleep, you sometimes dreamed your heaven and those dreams helped to form it. But there was no reason for such dreams now.

Please do not leave me, he thought. He could not bear a world without Alli. He realized how much he relied on her from morning until night. She was his only conversation. His only smile. She prepared their meager food and always offered it to him first, even though he insisted she eat before he did. They leaned on each other at sunsets. Holding her as they slept felt like his last connection to humanity.

She had a bottomless well of love for me.

Some of them she had seen for four years without exchanging a word. But that was how high school worked; it issued a verdict and you behaved accordingly.

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

That there are no random acts. That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind. Eddie shook his head. We were throwing a ball. It was my stupidity, running out there like that. Why should you have to die on account of me? It ain?t fair. The Blue Man held out his hand. Fairness, he said, does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young.

The hands of a clock will find their way home.

The running boy is inside every man, no matter how old he gets.

The world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.

Once heaven is done with grandma, we'd like her back, thanks.

Please make it yesterday, when Papa came home.

She had been so consumed with escaping her own misery, she hadn't considered the misery she might inflict.

Something is always happening somewhere.

Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.

That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too?even when you?re in the dark. Even when you?re falling.

The heart sound is ever broken heart.

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