Mitch Albom Love Quotes and Sayings
1. 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. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
2. Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes, under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.
3. Life has to end…love doesn’t.
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4. When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.
5. One day spent with someone you love can change everything.
6. You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart.
7. Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
8. 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.
9. Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle…Sounds like a wrestling match…Which side wins?…Love wins. Love always wins.
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10. 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.
11. 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…Love is the only rational act.
12. 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…Not work.
13. Without love we all like birds with broken wings.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Mitchell David “Mitch” Albom (born May 23, 1958) is an American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for his sports writing in the earlier part of his career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays and films. He is also well known for his philanthropic work in Detroit, Michigan, where he founded four charities.
1. Death ends a life, not a relationship.
2. So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
3. I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life.
4. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.
5. We also need to forgive ourselves. Yes. 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.
6. …no matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness. We don’t see what we could be.
7. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.
11. 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.
12. Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
13. No life is a waste…The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.
14. But our eyes are different…What you see ain’t what I see.
15. That’s because no one is born with anger. And when we die, the soul is freed of it. But now, here, in order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it.
16. Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.
17. Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.
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18. I don’t know what it is about food your mother makes for you, especially when it’s something that anyone can make—pancakes, meat loaf, tuna salad—but it carries a certain taste of memory.
19. But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. 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 begins.