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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When you are measuring life, you are not living it.

With no loss or sacrifice, we can't appreciate what we have.

You died. ... And I lost everything... Lost love is still love, Eddie. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance it. .. Life has to end... love doesn't.

You really loved her?' 'I would have given my life.' 'Would you have taken it?' 'No, child,' he said. 'That is not ours to do.

There is no experience like having children.? That?s all. There is no substitute for it. You cannot do it with a friend. You cannot do it with a lover. If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children.

This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.

War could bond men like a magnet, but like a magnet it could repel them, too. The things they saw, the things they did. Sometimes they just wanted to forget.

We... need to forgive ourselves... For all the things we didn't do. All the things we should have done. You can't get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.

What was the constant? Movement. Yes. With time there was always movement. The setting sun. The dripping water. The pendulums. The spilling sand. To realize his destiny, such movement had to cease. He had to stop the flow of time completely.

When you come to the end, that?s where God begins.

Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creatures endures. A fear of time running out.

You don't know how to live until you learn how to die.

You see this face, these wrinkles? I earned every one of them

There is no fair in life and death. If it were, no good men would die young.

This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.

We all have same beginning (BIRTH), and we will have same ending (DEATH). So how different can we be?

We?re gonna make up for that. We?re gonna live a long time together.

What we give to fear, we take away

When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.

You are not your past.

You don't miss things. You miss people.

You should be convinced of the authenticity of what you have, but you must also be humble enough to say that we don?t know everything. And since we don?t know everything, we must accept that another person may believe something else.

There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like.

This is part of what a family is about, not just love, but letting others know there?s someone who is watching out for them. It?s what I missed so much when my mother died?what I call your ?spiritual security??knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame.

We all have two things in common, no matter who we are: We were born and we are going to die.

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