Mitch Albom - Quotes

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If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it's going to happen anyhow. ---->>>

Mortality means you don't have forever to work things out. You can live your life unexamined but then on the last day you're going to think: 'I've left things a little late.' ---->>>

I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day. ---->>>

You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean. ---->>>

I believe that you live on inside the hearts and minds of everyone you've touched while you were here on earth. ---->>>

We all lose somebody we care about and want to find some comforting way of dealing with it, something that will give us a little closure, a little peace.

We all lose somebody we care about and want to find some comforting way of dealing with it, something that will give us a little closure, a little peace.

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. ---->>>

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

For better or for worse, I've watched people die in front of me. I see how they are in the end. And they're not cynical. In the end, they wanna hold somebody's hand. And that's real to me. ---->>>

I don't know about Heaven or Hell, but I do know that we are visited all the time by the spirits of those who affected us in life. ---->>>

Detroit is a place where we've had it pretty tough. But there is a generosity here and a well of kindness that goes deep. ---->>>

You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. ---->>>

Nobody's favorite movie is some dark, dysfunctional slasher story. Everybody's favorite song is a sentimental song. So why all of a sudden is it bad to be sentimental in books? ---->>>

For years I wrote in my basement. More recently I graduated to one floor above, an office with all my books and music and - ta da! - a window. ---->>>

Sentiment is wherever you go. ---->>>

You have to work at creating your own culture. ---->>>

I find interesting characters or lessons that resonate with people and sometimes I write about them in the sports pages, sometimes I write them in a column, sometimes in a novel, sometimes a play or sometimes in nonfiction. But at the core I always say to myself, 'Is there a story here? Is this something people want to read?' ---->>>

A memoir should have some uplifting quality, inspiring or illuminating, and that's what separates a life story that can influence other people. ---->>>

People who don't normally read make an exception for my books, possibly because they're short. ---->>>

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

In a newspaper, you only have so much room. It teaches you the value of getting to the point, of not pampering yourself with your glorious writing. I've always been much more interested in one powerful sentence that stays with you. That's my style. ---->>>

Whenever you have two characters in a book, whether it's a novel or nonfiction, you run the risk that the reader is going to like one more than the other. They're going to read one chapter and say, 'I can't wait to get back to the other guy.' ---->>>

People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does. ---->>>

I believe the biggest themes of life are put into the best focus when held up against the very sharp light of mortality. ---->>>

I had a very high-grade publisher tell me I was incapable of writing a memoir. ---->>>

I seem to have very few casual readers, only passionate and appreciative ones. ---->>>

Critics have a problem with sentimentality. Readers do not. I write for readers. ---->>>

I would lying if I said I would laugh in the face of death. ---->>>

Anyone who tries to write a memoir needs to keep in mind that what's interesting to you isn't necessarily interesting to a reader. ---->>>

Got an hour or two? That's all it takes for one of my books. ---->>>

I've always said I have one skill. That skill - if I have it at all - is storytelling. ---->>>

If you are fully alive to the prospect of dying, you really start reprioritising your life. ---->>>

Love each other or die. ---->>>

If you really could fit God in a file, you wouldn't need to believe in God, you know, you'd just go get the file like a box of corn flakes off the shelf. ---->>>

My own father didn't talk a lot about feelings or emotions. ---->>>

I was a workaholic. I never stopped. I lived in fifth gear. I bought cars. I invested in stocks. I made more money than I had ever imagined. ---->>>

For as spiritual as some people think my books are, I've never really dealt with religious things. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-23, 1958
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Occupation: Writer
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Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom (born May 23, 1958) is an American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for 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. Mitch Albom currently lives with his wife Janine Sabino in Detroit, Michigan.(wikipedia)