Mitch Albom Love Quotes and Sayings
2. When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.
3. Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
4. When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.
5. Life is a series of pulls back and forth… A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match…Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins.
6. One day spent with someone you love can change everything.
7. Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with 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.
8. Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
9. 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. But a wise man named Levin said it right. He said, “Love is the only rational act.
10. This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.
11. Without love we all like birds with broken wings.
12. Life has to end, love doesn’t.
13. You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart.
14. 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.
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.
Sayings by Mitch Albom
1. Death ends a life, not a relationship.
2. All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.
7. There are no random acts … We are all connected … You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
8. Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
9. Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.
10. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.
11. Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.
12. I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life.
13. 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.
14. We all have same beginning (BIRTH), and we will have same ending (DEATH). So how different can we be?
15. 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.
16. But our eyes are different, what you see ain’t what I see.
17. In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.
18. No matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness. We don’t see what we could be.
19. 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.
20. Accept who you are; and revel in it.
21. 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 begin. (For One More Day)
22. 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.