40 Superb Mitch Albom Quotes

Mitch Albom is an American author, journalist, and screenwriter. With more than 35 million books sold around the world, Albom started his career in sports writing before expanding to broader discussions. Best known for his inspirational stories and themes, here is a look at some of the most notable Mitch Albom quotes to know.

“Accept who you are; and revel in it.”

“All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”

“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.”

“Death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed.”

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

“Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

“Don’t cling to things because everything is impermanent.”

“Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hold on too long.”

“Every life has one true love snapshot.”

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”

“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever?”

“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.”

“Holding anger is a poison…It eats you from inside…We think that by hating someone we hurt them…But hatred is a curved blade…and the harm we do to others…we also do to ourselves.”

“I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.”

“I like myself better when I’m with you.”

“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.”

“It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be.”

“Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us.”

“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else.”

“Lost love is still love. 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.”

“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”

“Love wins, love always wins.”

“Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.”

“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”

“Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.”

“Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them”

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important.”

“Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.”

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”

“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we’ll become too soft.”

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

“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

“This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. To have it explained. It is the peace you have been searching for.”

“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car.”

“We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have.”

“When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.”

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”

“You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel.”

Mitch Albom discusses the intersection between life and death. With more than two decades of speaking on this topic, no one goes more in depth than Albom.

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