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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Not aging is not the same as living.

People don?t die because of loyalty. They don?t? She smiled. Religion? Government? Are we not loyal to such things, sometimes to the death? Eddie shrugged. Better, she said, to be loyal to one another.

Secrets? they'll tear you apart.

Small towns are like metronomes; with the slightest flick, the beat changes.

Sometimes, questions are more hurtful than insults.

Tell me about your family, I said. And so she did. I listened intently as my mother went through each branch of the tree. Years later, after the funeral, Maria had asked me questions about the family - who was related to whom - and I struggled. I couldn't remember. A big chunk of our history had been buried with my mother. You should never let your past disappear that way.

The dead sit at our tables long after they have gone.

The only thing scarier than leaving a small town is never leaving it at all.

The universe is too grand and harmonious to believe it's all an accident.

Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say.

People in grief can imagine many things. It makes them feel better. It doesn't make it real.

Sentiment is wherever you go.

So consumed with escaping her own misery, she hadn?t considered the misery she might inflict.

Sometimes, they say, the moon is so busy with the new souls of the world that it disappears from the sky. That is why we have moonless nights. But in the end, the moon always returns, as do we all.

Tell you what. After I'm dead, you talk. And I'll listen.

The eighties happened. The nineties happened. Death and sickness and getting fat and going bald happened. i traded lots of dreams for a bigger paycheck, and I never even realized i was doing it.

The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.

The very thought of you and I forget to do the little ordinary things that everyone ought to do?

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!

Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will

Tension of opposites.

The End is coming. What will you do with the time you have left?

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