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No life is a waste . -- Mitch Albom
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You're afraid of the pain, you're afraid of the grief. You're afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes, kids want you to hurt the way they hurt. -- Mitch Albom
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Loyalty ruled this woman's soul, but loyalty needs a partner. -- Mitch Albom
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Suddenly it was terribly quiet, as if the earth itself were too stunned to breathe. I know this sound; silence is part of music. But just because something is silent doesn't mean you aren't hearing it. Frankie -- Mitch Albom
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You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute. -- Mitch Albom
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In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it. -- Mitch Albom
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I HAVE A HEARTBURN AND DIAHREA AT THE MOMENT
LIFE'S ABITCH. CHAT LATER?
[signed] SORE TUSH -- Mitch Albom
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You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself. -- Mitch Albom
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Fairness, he said, 'does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young. -- Mitch Albom
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There is no fair in life and death. If it were, no good men would die young. -- Mitch Albom
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Life has to end," she said. "Love doesn't. -- Mitch Albom
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She explains that lost love is still love.Life has to end but love doesn't -- Mitch Albom
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Life has to end. Love doesn't. -- Mitch Albom
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The old man asked again. "When I'm gone." His eyes blinked from behind his glasses. His neatly trimmed beard was gray, and he stood slightly stooped. Are you dying? I asked. "Not yet," he said, grinning. Then why - "Because I think you would -- Mitch Albom
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Having more does not keep you from wanting more. And if you always want more - to be richer, more beautiful, more well known - you are missing the bigger picture, and I can tell you from experience, happiness will never come -- Mitch Albom
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The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live. -- Mitch Albom
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Mothers support certain illusions about their children, and one of my illusions was that I liked who I was, because she did. When she passed away, so did that idea. -- Mitch Albom
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Here's the thing," he said. "People see me as a bridge. I'm not as alive as I used to be, but I'm not yet dead. I'm sort of ... in-between -- Mitch Albom
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Everyone knows they re going to die,' he said again, 'but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently. -- Mitch Albom
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His running was over. His dancing was over. Worse, for some reason, the way he used to feel about things was over, too. He withdrew. Things seemed silly or pointless -- Mitch Albom
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You are here so I can teach you something. 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. -- Mitch Albom
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That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another -- Mitch Albom
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But our eyes are different, what you see ain't what I see. -- Mitch Albom
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Learn what you do not know. Understand the consequences of counting the moments. -- Mitch Albom
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It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it. -- Mitch Albom
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Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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The only thing scarier than leaving a small town is never leaving it at all. -- Mitch Albom
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Did you feel guilty cursing God
you, of all people?'
No,' he said. 'Because even in doing so, I was recognizing there was a greater power than me.'
He paused.
And that is how I began to heal. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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There is nothing more fun than hanging around with friends and banging on instruments. Anyone who has ever done it knows that this is true. -- Mitch Albom
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At a certain point, your life is more about your legacy to your kids than anything else. -- Mitch Albom
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Inside all humans is the entirety of your memories, the ones you can access and the ones you cannot. -- Mitch Albom
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Every loss leaves a hole in your heart. -- Mitch Albom
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A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane. Sarah dragged her wreckage back to the house up to her bedroom, and down into a deep, dark hole. -- Mitch Albom
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Dizzy Gillespie, the jazz trumpet player, once said, "It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play." He was one of my special ones. And he was quite correct. Silence enhances music. What you do not play can sweeten what you do. But -- Mitch Albom
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Still what I miss most, simple and maybe selfish as it sounds, is the twinkle in Morrie's eyes when I came in the room. But When someone is happy-genuninely happy-to see you, it melts you from the start. It is like going home. -- Mitch Albom
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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? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back. -- Mitch Albom
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He had a way of looking you in the eye and making you feel the world had stopped and you were all that was in it. -- Mitch Albom
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I was so lonely." And Father Time said, "You were never alone. -- Mitch Albom
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I [Music] was born in the open air, in the breaks of waves and the whistling of sandstorms, the hoots of owls and the cackles of tui birds. I travel in echoes. I ride the breeze. I was forged in nature, rugged and raw. Only man shapes my edges to make me beautiful. [Chapter 2] -- Mitch Albom
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Giving to other people is what makes me feel alive. Not my car or not my house. Not what I look in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad, it's as close to healthy as I ever feel. -- Mitch Albom
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Why do you want to die?'
I shivered. For a second I couldn't breathe.
'You knew ... ?'
She gave a sad smile.
'I'm your mother. -- Mitch Albom
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Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad ... -- Mitch Albom
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He stayed that way for a while, fallen man, porcelain angel, as if the two of them waited for a bus. -- Mitch Albom
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I made such a fool of myself," she lamented.
"Love does not make you a fool."
"He didn't love me back."
"That does not make you a fool, either."
"Just tell me ... " Her voice cracked. "When does it stop hurting?"
"Sometimes never. -- Mitch Albom
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This is life. Things get taken away. You will learn to start over many times
or you will be useless. -- Mitch Albom
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But there still seemed to be no clear answers. Do you take care of others or take care of your "inner child"? Return to traditional values or reject tradition as useless? Seek success or seek simplicity? Just Say No or Just Do It? -- Mitch Albom
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We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. -- Mitch Albom
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However, this is too harmonious, grand, and overwhelming a universe to believe it all on accident. -- Mitch Albom
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I dropped my eyes, kneading the dying flesh of his feet between my fingers. For a moment, I felt afraid, as if accepting his words would somehow betray my own father. But when I looked up, I saw Morrie smiling through tears and I knew there was no betrayal in a moment like this. All -- Mitch Albom
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Do you understand? Why we're here? This is not your heaven. It's mine. -- Mitch Albom
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Turn on the faucet. Wash yourself with the emotion. It won't hurt you. It will only help. If you let the fear inside, if you pull it on like a familiar shirt, then you can say to yourself, "All right, it's just fear, I don't have to let it control me. I see it for what it is". -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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I needed help. Why didn't you help me? ... God ... forgives me. Why didn't you? -- Mitch Albom
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Being unheard is the ground floor of giving up, and giving up is the ground floor of doing yourself in. It's not so much, what's the point? It's more like, what's the difference? -- Mitch Albom
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We all have the same beginning - birth - and we all have the same end - death. So how different can we be? -- Mitch Albom
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But heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners. And heaven itself has many steps. -- Mitch Albom
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No matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness. We don't see what we could be. -- Mitch Albom
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Napoleon once dismissed religion as 'what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.' Meaning, without the fear of God
or literally the hell we might have to pay
the rest of us would just take what we wanted. -- Mitch Albom
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Didn't people call New Year's the loneliest night on the calender? She took comfort in knowing somewhere on the planet, someone might be as miserable as she was. -- Mitch Albom
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You live on - in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here ... Death ends life, not a relationship. -- Mitch Albom
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It's amazing the fantasies your mind can put together. -- Mitch Albom
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I don't use any fance quill pens or pads, because I can't read my own handwriting. I just use whatever computer is laying around, and start writing. -- Mitch Albom
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Dear friends. I'm dying. "Don't be upset. I began to die on July 6, 1917. That's the day I was born, and, in council with what our psalmist says, 'We who are born, are born to die. -- Mitch Albom
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If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone. -- Mitch Albom
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No one gets left behind, remember? -- Mitch Albom
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Did you ever wonder? Why people gather when others die? Why people feel they should? It is because the human spirit know, deep down, that all lives intersect. -- Mitch Albom
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Miracles happen quietly every day - in an operating room, on a stormy sea, in the sudden appearance of a road side stranger. They are rarely tallied. No one keeps score. -- Mitch Albom
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The slightest human contact was immediate joy. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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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 ... -- Mitch Albom
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When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. -- Mitch Albom
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Don't let our outside labels or how fervent we look or zealous we are or how righteous we seem; that's not how you measure yourself against other people. Everyone is a child of God; if we really believed that, we'd treat each other better. -- Mitch Albom
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You see, here's my theory: Kids chase the love that eludes them, and for me, that was my father's love. He kept it tucked away, like papers in a briefcase. And I kept trying to get in there. -- Mitch Albom
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Adam hid in the Garden of Eden. Moses tried to substitute his brother. Jonah jumped a boat and was swallowed by a whale ... Man likes to run from God. It's a tradition. -- Mitch Albom
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Strangers," the Blue Man said, "are just family yo have yet to come to know. -- Mitch Albom
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Everyone is in such a hurry. People haven't found meaning in their lives, so they're running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job. Then they find those things are empty, too, and they keep running. Once you start running, it's hard to slow yourself down. -- Mitch Albom
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I lifted my eyes, and, for the first time, admitted the truth.
"I gave up," I whispered.
"Don't give up," she whispered back. -- Mitch Albom
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You cannot ask things to do what they are not meant to do. Eventually, they will break. -- Mitch Albom
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Some of them she had seen for four years without exchanging a word. But that was how high school worked; it issued a verdict and you behaved accordingly. -- Mitch Albom
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Desire sets our compass, but real life steers our course. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else. -- Mitch Albom
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Don't fall asleep in classes. It's such a lucky thing you have, to be taught and to be learning and not have to be working in a shop somewhere. -- Mitch Albom
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Every person on the planet-including Grace, Lorraine, Victor and Sarah- will instantly stop aging. And one person with start. -- Mitch Albom
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Taffy. He thinks about taffy. He thinks it would take his teeth out now, but he would eat it anyhow, if it meant eating it with her. -- Mitch Albom
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I never said good-bye.'
'Such a needless word, she said, 'when you love somebody. -- Mitch Albom
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Once, when Giselle was alive, he thought about the future. Now he only thought about the past. -- Mitch Albom
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We are, as we die, who we most were in life... -- Mitch Albom
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Listen. You should know something. All younger people should know something. If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow. -- Mitch Albom
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Be compassionate," Morrie whispered. And take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much better a place."
He took a breath, then added his mantra: "Love each other or die. -- Mitch Albom
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All humans are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart? -- Mitch Albom
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What would you give to remember everything? I have this power. I absorb your memories; when you hear me, you relive them. A first dance. A wedding. The song that played when you got the big news. No other talent gives your -- Mitch Albom
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I worked because I could control it. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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The running boy is inside every man, no matter how old he gets. -- Mitch Albom
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Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine? -- Mitch Albom
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Everything man does today to be efficient, to fill the hour?" Dor said. "It does not satisfy. It only makes him hungry to do more. Man wants to own his existence. But no one owns time."
He lowered his hand from Victor's eyes. "When you are measuring time, you are not living it. I know. -- Mitch Albom
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I missed the crowds in those big stadiums, the flashbulbs, the roaring cheers - the majesty of the whole thing. I missed it bitterly. So did my father. We shared a thirst to return; unspoken, undeniable. -- Mitch Albom
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Every society has its own problems," Morrie said, lifting his eyebrows, the closest he could come to a shrug. "The way to do it, I think, isn't to run away. You have to work at creating your own culture. -- Mitch Albom
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He never spoke of that night again, not to your mother, not to anyone else. He was ashamed for her, for Mickey, for himself. In the hospital, he stopped speaking altogether. Silence was his escape, but silence is rarely a refuge. His thoughts still haunted him.'
~pg 139 -- Mitch Albom
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The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone. -- Mitch Albom
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No life is a waste," the Blue Man said. "The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we're alone. -- Mitch Albom
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Finally, on the fourth of November, when those he loved had left the room just for a moment - to grab coffee in the kitchen, the first time none of them were with him since the coma began - Morrie stopped breathing. -- Mitch Albom
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The next morning, shortly after sunrise, the Reb was awakened for a sponge bath. It was quiet and early. The nurse bathed him gently, and he was singing and humming to her, alive with the day. Then his head slumped and his music stopped forever. -- Mitch Albom
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If we knew what comes next, we never would have worried. -- Mitch Albom
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No, Edward. You are here so I can teach you something. All the people you meet here have one thing to teach you. -- Mitch Albom
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It was sad, the imbalance of it all. Why do kids assume so much from one parent and hold the other to a lower, looser standard? -- Mitch Albom
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People don't die because of loyalty."
They don't?" She smiled. "Religion? Government? Are we not loyal to such things, sometimes to the death?"
Eddie shrugged.
Better," she said, "to be loyal to one another. -- Mitch Albom
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To know you're going to die, and to be prepared for it at any time.
That's better. That way you can actually be more involved in your life
while you're living. -- Mitch Albom
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What is the reason?' 'Finish your journey and you will know. -- Mitch Albom
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The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become. -- Mitch Albom
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When we are most alone is when we embrace another's loneliness. -- Mitch Albom
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For many of us, the curtain had just come down on childhood. -- Mitch Albom
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How do we say good-bye to you without saying good-bye to apiece of ourselves? Where do we look for you now? -- Mitch Albom
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They were there, or would be there, because of the simple, mundane things Eddie had done in his life, the accidents he had prevented, the rides he had kept safe, the unnoticed turns he had affected every day. -- Mitch Albom
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Soon we had tumbled into a most fundamental debate. How can different religions coexist? -- Mitch Albom
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Without love we all like birds with broken wings. -- Mitch Albom
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You loved to teach. In time, you tried the rabbinate. And you failed. But a great Jewish scholar said two words you would later invoke many times with many of us: "try again." And you did. Thank God you did. -- Mitch Albom
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Time is not something you give back. The very next moment may be an answer to your prayer. -- Mitch Albom
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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.' -- Mitch Albom
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We all know how to be a child. -- Mitch Albom
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He was pitching to me before I could walk. He gave me wooden bat before my mother let me use scissors. He said I could make the major leagues one day if I had "a plan," and if I "stuck to the plan"
Of course, when you're that young, you nest in your parents' plans, not your own. -- Mitch Albom
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Forgive yourself. -- Mitch Albom
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You've lived through a lot of wars, I said.
"Yes."
Do they ever make more sense?
"No. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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The bride waits here," she said, running her hands along her hair, taking in her image but seeming to drift away. "This is the moment you think about what you're doing. Who you're choosing. Who you will love. If it's right, Eddie, this can be such a wonderful moment. -- Mitch Albom
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But her absence was like a character in it. -- Mitch Albom
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Ted," he said, "when all this started, I asked myself, 'Am I going to withdraw from the world, like most people do, or am I going to live?" I decided I'm going to live-or at least try to live-the way I want, with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure. -- Mitch Albom
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Her dresses. Her shoes. A bottle of her perfume. You don't need much to remember someone, Francisco. Even one thing will do. -- Mitch Albom
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Then, after showing the pill and some graphics, those same people appeared again, looking happier.
The Reb and I watched in silence. After it ended, he asked, "Do you think those pills work?"
Not like that, I said.
"No," he agreed. "Not like that. -- Mitch Albom
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Even God couldn't be that cruel. -- Mitch Albom
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Dor felt a warm, calming feeling when he said those words - She is my wife - because ever since they were children she was like the sky to him, forever around. -- Mitch Albom
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Fear is how you lose your life ... a little bit at a time ... What we give to fear, we take away from ... faith. -- Mitch Albom
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You feel like a steel door has been locked; you're banging, but they just can't hear you. And being unheard is the ground floor of giving up, and giving up is the ground floor of doing yourself in. -- Mitch Albom
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The word 'commitment' has lost it's meaning. I'm old enough to remember when it used to be positive. A commited person was someone to be admired. He was loyal and steady. Now a commitment is something you avoid. You don't want to tie yourself down ... -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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The most inspirational man I knew only reached his potential by helping a child reach his. -- Mitch Albom
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Fate succumbs many a species: one alone jeopardises itself. - W. H. AUDEN, -- Mitch Albom
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For centuries, musicians have sought to find me at the end of a needle or the bottom of a drink. It is an illusion. And it often ends badly. Take -- Mitch Albom
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There is a big confusion in this country over what we want verses what we need ... you need food. You want a chocolate sundae. -- Mitch Albom
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The years after graduation hardened me into someone quite different from the strutting graduate who left campus that day headed for New York city, ready to offer the world his talent. The world, I discovered. was not all that interested. -- Mitch Albom
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What's wrong with being number 2? -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes your kids will say the nastiest things, won't they, Rose? You want to ask,'Whose child is this?'"
Rose chuckled.
"But usually, they're just in some kind of pain. They need to work it out. -- Mitch Albom
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But a man who can take anything will find most things unsatisfying. -- Mitch Albom
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The human spirit knows, deep down that all lives intersect. -- Mitch Albom
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There are moments on earth when the Lord smiles at the unexpected sweetness of His creation. -- Mitch Albom
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It's like going back to being a child again. Someone to bathe you. Someone to lift you. Someone to wipe you. We all know how to be a child. It's inside all of us. For me, It's just remembering how to enjoy it. -- Mitch Albom
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The hands of a clock will find their way home. -- Mitch Albom
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A teacher's shadow can hover for life. -- Mitch Albom
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He had his time measures and he had her. That was his life. For as long as he could remember, it had been that way, Dor and Alli, even as children.
"I do not want to die," she whispered.
"You will not die."
"I want to be with you."
"You are. -- Mitch Albom
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Truth is light. Lies are shadows. Music is both. -- Mitch Albom
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You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship -- Mitch Albom
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I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't. -- Mitch Albom
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Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one. -- Mitch Albom
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The pain you go through in life doesn't really touch you . . . not the real you. . . You are so much lighter than you think. -- Mitch Albom
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In the beginning of life, when we are infants, we need others to survive, right? And at the end of life, when you get like me, you need others to survive, right?' His voice dropped to a whisper. 'But here's the secret: in between, we need others as well. -- Mitch Albom
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A mother's voice is like no other. We recognize every lilt and whisper, every warble or shriek. -- Mitch Albom
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I had a very high-grade publisher tell me I was incapable of writing a memoir. -- Mitch Albom
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At I Am My Brother's Keeper, there were no dues, no drives, no singles nights. Membership grew the old-fashioned way: a desperate need for God. -- Mitch Albom
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My mother inhaled. -- Mitch Albom
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All he heard was his own labored breathing, followed by an echo of that breathing. He inhaled and heard a louder inhale. He exhaled, and it exhaled too. Eddie squeezed his eyes shut. Silence is worse when you know it won't be broken, and Eddie knew. -- Mitch Albom
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you should never take anything for granted. -- Mitch Albom
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I meant no disrespect. It's just that I had always felt that rabbis, priests, pastors, any cleric, really, lived on a plane between mortal ground and heavenly sky. God up there. Us down here. Them in between. -- Mitch Albom
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He explained how once we began to chime the hour, we lost the ability to be satisfied. There was always a quest for more minutes, more hours, faster progress to accomplish more in each day. The simple joy of living between sunrises was gone. -- Mitch Albom
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I see your face in every flower, your eyes in stars above, it's just the thought of you, the very thought of you, my love ... -- Mitch Albom
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He could not feel agony. He could not feel sadness. His consciousness felt smoky, wisplike, incapable of anything but calm -- Mitch Albom
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Losing a loved one is never really "starting over." More like "continuing without. -- Mitch Albom
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That holding on to things "will only break your heart." So he avoided attachments, -- Mitch Albom
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My writing habits are pretty static. I get up every morning between 6 and 7 am, grab a cup of coffee, say a few prayers, and go downstairs to my office and start writing. -- Mitch Albom
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It was so important to me, I thought it should be important to him. I thought that was love. -- Mitch Albom
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But what if someone from another faith won't recognize yours? Or wants you dead for it?
"That is not faith. That is hate." He sighed. "And if you ask me, God sits up there and cries when that happens. -- Mitch Albom
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Reading "For One More Day". Nothing interesting happened yet. Exciting to keep reading. -- Mitch Albom
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Did I lose you?"
"Never. -- Mitch Albom
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There was always a quest for more minutes, more hours, faster progress to accomplish more in each day. The simple joy of living between summers was gone. -- Mitch Albom
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Death is the end of a lifetime, not the end of a relationship. -- Mitch Albom
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Oh, Eddie, it never changes, when the groom lifts the veil, when the bride accepts the ring, the possibilities you see in their eyes, it's the same around the world. They truly believe their love and their marriage is going to break all the records. -- Mitch Albom
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My father moved through theys of we, singing each new leaf out of each tree, (and every child was sure that spring danced when she heard my father sing) ... -- Mitch Albom
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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.' -- Mitch Albom
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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. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves. -- Mitch Albom
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Time flies with you -- Mitch Albom
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Love wins, love always wins. -- Mitch Albom
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Do not stop your lives. Otherwise, this disease will have ruined three of us instead of one. -- Mitch Albom
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I love you every day,
Mom -- Mitch Albom
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Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between people. -- Mitch Albom
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But fates are connected in ways we don't understand. -- Mitch Albom
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The problem is that we don't believe that we are much alike as we are. Whites and blacks, Catholic and Protestants, men and women. If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one human family in this world, and to care about that family the way we care about our own. -- Mitch Albom
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You should be convinced of the authenticity of what you have, but you must also be humble enough to say that we dont know everything. And since we dont know everything, we must accept that another person may believe something else. -- Mitch Albom
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Now. My turn. Look, if you say that science will eventually prove there is no God, on that I must differ. No matter how small they take it back, to a tadpole, to an atom, there is always something they can't explain, something that created it all at the end of the search. -- Mitch Albom
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Sunflowers waiting for the sunshine. Violets just waiting for dew. Bees just waiting for honey And honey, I'm just waiting for you! -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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And one day spent with someone you love can change everything. I -- Mitch Albom
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If you could pack for heaven, this was how you'd do it, touching everything, taking nothing. -- Mitch Albom
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Tears are okay

[Morrie Schwartz] -- Mitch Albom
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There is no point in keeping vengeance or stubbornness. These things" -he sighed- "these things I so regret in my life. Pride. Vanity. Why do we do the things we do?
Morrie Schwartz -- Mitch Albom
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There are two stories for every life; the one you live & the one others tell -- Mitch Albom
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Eddie told her he had made things square and her eyebrows lifted and her lips spread and Eddie felt and old, warm feeling he had missed for years, the simple act of making his wife happy -- Mitch Albom
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Now you know how badly someone wanted you, Charley. Children forget that sometimes. They think of themselves as a burden instead of a wish granted. -- Mitch Albom
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I hate to be like everyone else, but I'm rooting for San Antonio because I like teams that were built the old-fashioned way. -- Mitch Albom
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Remember this, Francisco," he said. "The secret is not to make your music louder, but to make the world quieter. -- Mitch Albom
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An education is everything, Charley. An education is how you'll make something of yourself. -- Mitch Albom
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War never stops; it only pauses. -- Mitch Albom
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Remember, the only difference between 'marital' and 'martial' is where you put the 'i -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice. -- Mitch Albom
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They gave up days and weeks of their lives, addicted to someone else's drama -- Mitch Albom
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ALS is like a lit candle: it melts your nerves and leaves your body a pile of wax. -- Mitch Albom
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Morrie," Koppel said, "that was seventy years ago your mother died. The pain still goes on?"
"You bet," Morrie whispered. -- Mitch Albom
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I didn't want to be ordinary," I mumbled.
My mother looked up. "What ordinary, Charley?"
"You know. Someone you forget."
From the other room came the squeals of children. Miss Thelma turned her chin to the sound. She smiled,"That's what keeps me from being forgotten. -- Mitch Albom
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What do people fear most about death? I asked the reb.
"Fear?" he thought for a moment. 'Well, for one thing, what happens next? Where do we go? Is it what we imagined?"
That's big.
"Yes. But there's something else."
What else?
He leaned forward.
"Being forgotten," he whispered. -- Mitch Albom
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The End is coming. What will you do with the time you have left? -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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I seem to have very few casual readers, only passionate and appreciative ones. -- Mitch Albom
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The classroom as a living, breathing place. They chose discussions over lectures, experience over theory. They sent students to the Deep South for civil rights projects and to the inner city for fieldwork. They went -- Mitch Albom
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You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven't found meaning . Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can't wait until sixty-five. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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Critics have a problem with sentimentality. Readers do not. I write for readers. -- Mitch Albom
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Counting life's moments had led, inevitably, to counting them down. -- Mitch Albom
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I don't want to leave the world in a state of fright. I want to know what's happening, accept it, get to a peaceful place, and let go -- Mitch Albom
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Knowing something and understanding it were not the same thing. -- Mitch Albom
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I often find that I rock back and forth with a beat in my head constantly. If i stop rocking, it usually means I've hit a snag in my writing. -- Mitch Albom
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Time," the Captain said, "is not what you think." He sat down next to Eddie. "Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on earth is only the beginning. -- Mitch Albom
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Man rarely knows his own power, -- Mitch Albom
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Scenery without solace is meaningless. -- Mitch Albom
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What is it about childhood that never lets you go, even when you're so wrecked it's hard to believe you ever were a child? -- Mitch Albom
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Man rarely knows his own power, the old man said. -- Mitch Albom
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I believe he died this way on purpose. I believe he wanted no chilling moments, no one to witness his last breath and be haunted by it, the way he had been haunted by his mother's death-notice telegram or by his father's corpse in the city morgue. -- Mitch Albom
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The news of life is carried via telephone. A baby's birth, a couple engaged, a tragic car accident on a late night highway - most milestones of the human journey, good or bad, are foreshadowed by the sound of a ringing. -- Mitch Albom
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Happiness in a tablet. This is our world. Prozac. Daxil. Xanax. Billions are spent to advertise such drugs. And billions are spent purchasing them. You don't even need a specific trauma, just 'general depression' is enough, or anxiety, as if sadness is as treatable as the common cold. -- Mitch Albom
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I thought about how often this was needed in everyday life. How we feel lonely, sometimes to the point of tears, but we don't let those tears come because we are not supposed to cry. -- Mitch Albom
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Music is in the connection of human souls, speaking a language that needs no words. Everyone joins a band in this life. And what you play always affects someone. Sometimes, it affects the world. Frankie's -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes, they say, the moon is so busy with the new souls of the world that it disappears from the sky. That is why we have moonless nights. But in the end, the moon always returns, as do we all. -- Mitch Albom
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Cover design by Phil Rose -- Mitch Albom
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Love each other or die. -- Mitch Albom
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Mitch, it is impossible for the old not to envy the young. But the issue is to accept who you are and revel in that. This is your time to be in your thirties. I had my time to be in my thirties, and now is my time to be seventy-eight. -- Mitch Albom
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We all have same beginning (BIRTH), and we will have same ending (DEATH). So how different can we be? -- Mitch Albom
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Another family story is forges, one that father and son will laugh about for decades. This is how a legacy is built. One memory at a time. -- Mitch Albom
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I prefer them broken.'
'Why is that?' Victor said.
Dor looked at the grain of sand in his fingers.
'Because I am the sinner who created them. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes what you miss the most is the way a loved one made you feel about yourself. -- Mitch Albom
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You don't need speech or hearing to feel [friendship] -- Mitch Albom
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I believe the biggest themes of life are put into the best focus when held up against the very sharp light of mortality. -- Mitch Albom
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We're Tuesday people, he said. Tuesday people, I repeated. Morrie smiled. -- Mitch Albom
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Because one thing God gave us- and I'm afraid it's at times a little too much- is freewill. Freedom to choose. I believe he gave us everything needed to build a beautiful world, if we choose wisely. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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Catholic ritual of Sancta Missa: " 'Come in haste to assist them, you saints of God. Come in haste to meet them, you angels of the Lord. Enfold in your arms these souls, and take your burden heavenward to the most high. -- Mitch Albom
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If we love something and somebody so much, how much - if at all - are they ever really gone from our hearts? -- Mitch Albom
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Look and see, for everyone is coming home. Your sons are coming from distant lands; your little daughters will be carried on the hip. Your eyes will shine and your hearts will thrill with joy. -- Mitch Albom
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I begin to call Morrie "Coach," the way I used to address my high school track coach. Morrie likes the nickname. "Coach," he says. "All right, I'll be your coach. And you can be my player. You can play all the lovely parts of life that I'm too old for now. -- Mitch Albom
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Love does not make you a fool. -- Mitch Albom
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Einstein once postulated that if you traveled at an enormous rate of speed, time would actually slow down relative to the world you left behind,
so that seeing the future without aging alongside it was at least theoretically, possible. -- Mitch Albom
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Don't get too attached to anything. -- Mitch Albom
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The truth is, there is no line. There's only your life, how you mess it up, and who is there to save you.
Or who isn't. -- Mitch Albom
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But love takes many forms, and it is not the same for any man and woman. What people find then is a certain love. -- Mitch Albom
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Her divorced friends had made a pact not to leave each other alone on nights when loneliness had extra strength. -- Mitch Albom
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I was stunned at how easily things went on without me -- Mitch Albom
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By the way, Reb, about the singing. What gives? Walt Whitman sang the body electric. Billie Holiday sang the blues. You sang ... everything. You could sing the phone book. I would call and say how are you feeling, and you'd answer, The old gray rabbi, ain't what he used to be ... -- Mitch Albom
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Life goes quickly, doesn't it? -- Mitch Albom
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You were never alone. -- Mitch Albom
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But then she did. she died. no more visits, no more phone calls. And without even realizing it, I began to drift, as if my roots had been pulled, as if I were floating down some side branch of a river. -- Mitch Albom
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But I do know we're deficient in some way. We are too involved in materialistic things, and they don't satisfy us. The loving relationships we have, the universe around us, we take these things for granted. -- Mitch Albom
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Every ending is a beginning. We just don't know it at the time. -- Mitch Albom
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We're gonna make up for that. We're gonna live a long time together. -- Mitch Albom
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There is a time for hello and a time for good-bye. It's why the act of burying thing seems natural, but the act of digging them up does not. -- Mitch Albom
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A memoir should have some uplifting quality, inspiring or illuminating, and that's what separates a life story that can influence other people. -- Mitch Albom
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We move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us. Our workplaces, where we spend so much time
we often think they began with our arrival. That's not true. -- Mitch Albom
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You knew me. You knew that person, but you don't know the person I'm trying to become ... You are not your past! -- Mitch Albom
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That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays -- Mitch Albom
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Over time, I guess all your teachers find their way into your music, right? -- Mitch Albom
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Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise? -- Mitch Albom
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Love- the infatuation kind- 'he's so handsome, she's so beautiful'- that can shrivel. As soon as something goes wrong, that kind of love can fly out the window. -- Mitch Albom
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She was like a wound beneath an old bandage, and he had grown more used to the bandage. -- Mitch Albom
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Do not cry for losing blood. Not for something you love. -- Mitch Albom
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I give myself a good cry if I need it, but then I concentrate on all good things still in my life. -- Mitch Albom
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there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family. -- Mitch Albom
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Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do. Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it. Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others. Don't assume that it's too late to get involved. -- Mitch Albom
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If you find one true friend in life, you're richer than most. If that one true friend is your husband, you're blessed. -- Mitch Albom
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I thought about the days i had handed over to a bottle..the nights i can't remember..the mornings i slept thru..all the time spent running from myself. -- Mitch Albom
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I took my orders, too. But if i couldn't keep you alive, I thought I could at least keep you together. In the middle of a big war, you go looking for a small idea to believe in. When you find one, you hold it the way a soldier holds his crucifix when he's praying in a foxhole. -- Mitch Albom
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Love lost, is still love ... 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. -- Mitch Albom
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He was switching between classical riffs and the jazz tune, "Body and Soul. -- Mitch Albom
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Got an hour or two? That's all it takes for one of my books. -- Mitch Albom
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So many times, I had chosen not to be with her. Too busy. Too tires. Don't feel like dealing with it. Church? No thanks. Sinner? Sorry. Come down to visit? Can't do it, maybe next week. -- Mitch Albom
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Shouldn't the world stop? Don't they know what has happened to me? -- Mitch Albom
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Faith is so important. It is a rope for us all to grab, up and down the mountain. -- Mitch Albom
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We really don't experience the world fully, because we're half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do."
And facing death changes that?
"Oh, yes. You strip away all that stuff and you focus on the essentials. -- Mitch Albom
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Mitch, that's what faith is. If they spit in your face, you say it must be raining. But you still come back tomorrow. -- Mitch Albom
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Eddie admitted that some of his life he'd spent hiding from God, and the rest of the time he thought he went unnoticed. -- Mitch Albom
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Her initial elation had given way to something unexpected: a heightened sadness. Even depression. -- Mitch Albom
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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. I -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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When people don't believe in something, they're lost. -- Mitch Albom
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Secrets tear you apart. -- Mitch Albom
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You're never in love with anyone the way you are when you're eighteen, -- Mitch Albom
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You will never know all there is to know. You will learn until your final days. Then you will inspire someone else. This is what an artist does. -- Mitch Albom
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Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Don't wait, Mitch. Not everyone gets the time I'm getting. Not everyone is as lucky." I -- Mitch Albom
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Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down. -- Mitch Albom
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Chicago keeps getting all these complete games. Im expecting 50 cent hot dogs. -- Mitch Albom
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Stay with me."

"Forever. -- Mitch Albom
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You count the hours you could have spent with your mother, it's a lifetime in itself. -- Mitch Albom
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It's nice that you spend a day with your mother,' she said. Children should do it more often. -- Mitch Albom
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Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, 'Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person i want to be? Is today the day I die? -- Mitch Albom
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You have to find what's good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue. -- Mitch Albom
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What you have done to this point cannot be undone. What you do next ... It is still unwritten. -- Mitch Albom
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In heaven, there is no judgment, but rather an opportunity to examine our lives-who we touched, the choices we made, and the consequences of those choices.
-Blue Man -- Mitch Albom
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Much of what we called "depression" was really dissatisfaction, a result of setting a bar impossibly high or expecting treasures we weren't willing to work for. -- Mitch Albom
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Man searches for courage in drink, but it is not courage that he finds, it is fear that he loses. A drunken man may step off a cliff. That does not make him brave, just forgetful. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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All weddings ... It never changes, when the groom lifts the veil, when the bride accepts the ring, the possibilities you see in their eyes, it's the same around the world. They truly believe their love and their marriage is going to break all records. -- Mitch Albom
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I think what you notice most when you haven't been home in a while is how much the trees have grown around your memories. -- Mitch Albom
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Ethan had told the world, the world sympathized, and Sarah Lemon was now and forever (because wasn't cyberspace instantly forever?) someone you had to be 'nice' to, a pathetic girl who just didn't get it, the scourge of her generation, the lowest rung on the ladder, a loser. -- Mitch Albom
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Talent is a piece of God's shadow. And under that shadow, human stories intersect. -- Mitch Albom
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The words people do not speak are louder than the ones they do. -- Mitch Albom
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Remember me for these days, not the old ones. -- Mitch Albom
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You had many more years," he said.
"I didn't want them."
"But they wanted you. Time is not something you give back. The very next moment may be an answer to
your prayer. To deny that is to deny the most important part of the future."
"What's that?"
"Hope. -- Mitch Albom
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I hope that one day you will think of me as your friend. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes when you're losing someone, you hang on to whatever tradition you can. -- Mitch Albom
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You need someone to probe you in that direction. It won't just happen automatically.
I knew what he was saying. We all need teachers in our lives. -- Mitch Albom
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The way you get meaning into life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. (43) -- Mitch Albom
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When someone is in your heart, they're never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times. -- Mitch Albom
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Be satisfied. Be grateful. For what you have. For what the love you received. And for what God has given you -- Mitch Albom
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Strangers are family you haven't recognize yet -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes, questions are more hurtful than insults. -- Mitch Albom
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No soul remembered is ever really gone. -- Mitch Albom
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Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone. -- Mitch Albom
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The dead sit at our tables long after they have gone. -- Mitch Albom
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What do you do when you lose a loved one too quickly? When you have no time to prepare before, suddenly, that soul is gone? -- Mitch Albom
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I always look for a "rhythm" in my writing. A cadence to the sentences. Sometimes I think of pieces I write in a song writing infrastructure - i.e., a verse, a chorus that I return to, a bridge that's something differenct, a chorus that I return to. -- Mitch Albom
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When death takes your mother, it steals that word forever. -- Mitch Albom
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The things you spend so much time on
all this work you do
might not seem as important. You might have to make room for some more spiritual things. -- Mitch Albom
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You cannot unplay your notes. Time, like music, is indelible that way. -- Mitch Albom
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You know how it is- you get used to something, people rely on you, one day you wake up and you can't tell Tuesday from Thursday. You're doing the same boring stuff. -- Mitch Albom
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Morrie might have died without ever seeing me again. I had no good excuse for this, except the one that everyone these days seems to have. I had become too wrapped up in the siren song of my own life. I was busy. -- Mitch Albom
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Love. . . . You are born in it . . . you return to it. -- Mitch Albom
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I have said that music allows for quick creation. But it is nothing compared with what you humans can destroy in a single conversation. -- Mitch Albom
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If you are fully alive to the prospect of dying, you really start reprioritising your life. -- Mitch Albom
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Morrie went to his funeral. He came home depressed. "What a waste," he said. "All those people saying all those wonderful things, and Irv never got to hear any of it. -- Mitch Albom
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Instead, he would make death his final project, the center point of his days. Since everyone was going to die, he could be of great value, right? He could be research. A human textbook. Study me in my slow and patient demise. Watch what happens to me. Learn with me. -- Mitch Albom
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One day spent with someone you love can change everything. -- Mitch Albom
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Everyone joins a band in this life. One way or another, the band breaks up. -- Mitch Albom
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But I had never seen her that way. I had never known her as Pauline, the name he parents had given her, or as Posey, the name her friends had given her; only as Mom, the name I had given her. I could only see her carrying dinner to the table with kitchen mitts, or carpooling us to the bowling alley. -- Mitch Albom
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How do people choose their final words? Do they realize their gravity? Are they fated to be wise? -- Mitch Albom
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People often ask what I miss about Morrie. I miss that belief in humanity. I miss the eyes that could view life so encouragingly. And I miss his laugh. I really do. -- Mitch Albom
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Dying is not in synonymous with Useless -- Mitch Albom
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He thought about his son's stone flying across the yard, the youthful idea that you could toss away the future if
you didn't like it - and he realized, suddenly, what he needed to do. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes, love brings you together even as life keeps you apart. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. -- Mitch Albom
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Fairness does not govern life and death. -- Mitch Albom
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You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean. -- Mitch Albom
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You cannot talk when you first arrive. It helps you to listen. -- Mitch Albom
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If you find one true friend in your life, you're richer than most. If that one true friend is your husband, you're blessed."
She paused. "And if that one true friend is your sister, don't feel bad. At least, she can't divorce you. -- Mitch Albom
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Die as a sacrifice is more worthy then a suicide -- Mitch Albom
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How can I be envious of where you are when I've been there myself? -- Mitch Albom
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We could look out our windows and still see your face, still hear your voice on the wind. But where do we look for you now? -- Mitch Albom
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Have you found someone to share your heart with? Are you giving to your community? Are you at peace with yourself? Are you trying to be as human as you can be? -- Mitch Albom
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Be compassionate ... and take responsibility for each other. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be a better place. -- Mitch Albom
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Do you really think we'll meet again one day? Don't you? -- Mitch Albom
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A long time. Right on time. Out of time. Mind the time. Be on time. Spare time. Keep time. Stall for time.
There are as many expressions with "time" as there are minutes in a day.
But once, there was no word for it at all. Because no one was counting. -- Mitch Albom
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All that happens when your dreams come true is a slow, melting realization that it wasn't what you thought. -- Mitch Albom
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How could he find perfection in such an average day? Then I realized this was the whole point. -- Mitch Albom
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Soon man will count all his days, and then smaller segments of the day, and then smaller still - until the counting consumes him, and the wonder of the world he has been given is lost. -- Mitch Albom
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What is it?"
"A prayer."
"For a child?"
She nodded.
"For me?"
Another nod.
"On a tree?"
"Trees spend all day looking up at God. -- Mitch Albom
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You are born into your first one. Your mother plays the lead. She shares the stage with your father and siblings. Or perhaps your father is absent, an empty stool under a spotlight. But he is still a founding member, and if he surfaces one day, you will have to make room for him. -- Mitch Albom
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Do what the Buddhists do. Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, 'Is today the day? Am I read? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person i want to be?'" He turned his head to his shoulder as if the bird were there now. "Is today the day I die?" he said. -- Mitch Albom
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Man invents nothing God did not create first. -- Mitch Albom
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Courage is confused with picking up arms and cowardness is confused with laying them down. -- Mitch Albom
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We're half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have
to do. -- Mitch Albom
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One day can bend your life. -- Mitch Albom
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You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too
even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling. -- Mitch Albom
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Once heaven is done with grandma, we'd like her back, thanks. -- Mitch Albom
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It's always difficult to watch someone you love die. -- Mitch Albom
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Intentions. That's important in music, too. Critically important. What you're thinking about can be what you become. -- Mitch Albom
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I believe in being fully present. -- Mitch Albom
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Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to. -- Mitch Albom
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You don't know how to live until you learn how to die. -- Mitch Albom
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One of my disciples, a lanky saxophonist named Sonny Rollins, played his horn for three years on a bridge in New York City, his tender jazz melodies wafting between the traffic noises. I would pause there often, on the girders, just to listen. Or -- Mitch Albom
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It is not just humans who are musical. Animals, too. This should be obvious in the thousands of birdsongs I have spawned, or the clicking of dolphins, or the moaning of humpback whales. -- Mitch Albom
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Secrets, Charley," my mother whispered. "They'll tear you apart. -- Mitch Albom
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When love dries in a marriage, the children become mortar for the bricks. When the children leave, the bricks just sit atop each other. When the children die, the bricks tumble. -- Mitch Albom
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She felt worthless and hollow. There was no hope of fixing this.
And when hope is gone, time is punishment. -- Mitch Albom
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She had a bottomless well of love for me. -- Mitch Albom
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The mystery of death is why it chooses a particular moment. With no earthly answer, coincidence can become conspiracy. -- Mitch Albom
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The curtain has just come down on childhood -- Mitch Albom
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Barely pausing between songs, he played American compositions like "St. Louis Blues" and "Tiger Rag." He played "Parfum" from the gypsy legend Django Reinhardt. He -- Mitch Albom
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When you're rotten about yourself, you become rotten to everyone else, even those
you love. -- Mitch Albom
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Once, lovers on faraway shores sat by candlelight and dipped ink to parchment, writing words that could not be erased. They took an evening to compose their thoughts, maybe the next evening as well. -- Mitch Albom
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But you grab a moment, or you let it pass. -- Mitch Albom
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Dor shook his head. "The phrase. What does it mean?"
Sarah wondered if he was kidding. "Time flies? You know, like, time goes really fast and suddenly you're saying goodbye
and it's like no time passed at all?"
His eyes drifted. He liked it. "Time flies."
"With you," she added. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes, when you are not getting the love you want, giving makes you think you will. -- Mitch Albom
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All parents damage their children. This was their life together. Neglect. Violence. Silence. -- Mitch Albom
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As I crossed the street, my sister yelled out the window, "Do you want us to bring you a cone?" and I thought, You're so stupid, Roberta, cones melt. -- Mitch Albom
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He cried that night for all that he had lost, but he would say it taught him a valuable lesson: that holding on to things will only break your heart. -- Mitch Albom
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Ends are for yesterdays, not tomorrows." Dor -- Mitch Albom
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Sarah watched the man sit
alongside other homeless clients.
Despite their awful circumstances, they
were going on with life, getting through
it as best they could. -- Mitch Albom
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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 -- Mitch Albom
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Small towns are like metronomes; with the slightest flick, the beat changes. -- Mitch Albom
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There are no random acts. -- Mitch Albom
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A funeral is no place for secrets. -- Mitch Albom
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Philosophy was that death should not be embarrassing; he was not about to powder its nose. -- Mitch Albom
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Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them. -- Mitch Albom
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If you want to be a good writer, make sure you read. I'm amazed by how many people don't bother to do that. -- Mitch Albom
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Never tell a child that something it's too hard -- Mitch Albom
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Sully: I never said good-bye
Giselle: Such a needless word when you love somebody -- Mitch Albom
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His hair fell out, his face went gaunt as a skeleton. -- Mitch Albom
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That kind of love - the kind you realize you already have by the life you've created together - that's the kind that lasts. -- Mitch Albom
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Silence is worse when you know it won't be broken. -- Mitch Albom
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Are you seeing anyone romantically?" he inquired.
"No, I'm not," she replied.
"Good. Please keep it that way. Because I intend to ask you to marry me. -- Mitch Albom
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Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you, as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have.
-- Mitch Albom
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Please, please, please, please, please ... ,, squeezing his eyes shut because it somehow made the words more pure. -- Mitch Albom
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Katherine would later reason that if anything were going to take away her beautiful, funny, precious older sister, it would be that her heart was so big, it exploded. -- Mitch Albom
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You didn't get it. Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. -- Mitch Albom
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He would close his eyes and with a blissful smile begin to move to his own sense of rhythm. It wasn't always pretty. But then, he didn't worry about a partner. Morrie danced by himself. -- Mitch Albom
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I snicker, but the idea is momentarily appealing. Part of me is scared of leaving school. Part of me wants to go desperately. Tension of opposites. -- Mitch Albom
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No love is worth that trouble. -- Mitch Albom
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The old darkness has taken a seat alongside him. He is used to it by now, making room for it the way you make room for a commuter on a crowded bus. -- Mitch Albom
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You can be a mama's boy or and a Daddy's boy,but you can't be both. So you cling to the you you think you might lose. -- Mitch Albom
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Or how we feel a surge of love for a partner but we don't say anything because we're frozen with the fear of what those words might do to the relationship. -- Mitch Albom
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It was the first time I had seen him unshaven, the small white whiskers looking so out of place, as if someone had shaken salt neatly across his cheeks and chin. How could there be new life in his beard when it was draining everywhere else? -- Mitch Albom
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Every family is a ghost story. -- Mitch Albom
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But a desperate heart will seduce the mind. -- Mitch Albom
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Holding on to things only breaks your heart. -- Mitch Albom
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Jack," she said, "I just spoke to our son." "Mr. Harding to see Ron Jennings. -- Mitch Albom
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He used the haunting phrase, Alas for what has been lost. -- Mitch Albom
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The most important elements of faith [are] believing in something bigger than yourself, taking care of those less fortunate than you. -- Mitch Albom
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Everyone joins a band in this life. And what you play always affects someone. Sometimes, it affects the world. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. -- Mitch Albom
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I want to tell him to be more open, to ignore the lure of advertised values, to pay attention when your loved ones are speaking, as if it were the last time you might hear them. -- Mitch Albom
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Perdonare
"Forgive Yourself) -- Mitch Albom
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When you are an outcast, even a tossed stone can be cherished. -- Mitch Albom
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All I was afraid of is saying good-bye. -- Mitch Albom
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Heaven ... is the same feeling ... No fear. No dark. When you know you are loved ... that's the light. -- Mitch Albom
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Take one story, viewed from two different angles. It is the same day, the same moment, but one angle ends happily ... and the other ends badly. -- Mitch Albom
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So many times I feel I'm using the same words over and over, like a woman wearing the same dress every day. So boring! -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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Love is the only rational act. -- Mitch Albom
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Hello, Edward. I've been waiting for you. -- Mitch Albom
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You're not listening with your eyes. -- Mitch Albom
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Does this prove what we believe?"
"If you believe it, you don't need proof. -- Mitch Albom
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Animals not only make music, they hear it in unique fashion. -- Mitch Albom
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With a little faith, people can fix things, and they truly can change, because at that moment, you could not believe otherwise. -- Mitch Albom
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Something is always happening somewhere. -- Mitch Albom
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I am in love with Hope. -- Mitch Albom
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Man wants to own his existence. But no one owns time. -- Mitch Albom
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Things grow quickly are often more easily destroyed than those which take a long time. -- Mitch Albom
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This is how talents weave from generation to generation, how the shadow stretches, and how an artist born nearly a hundred years earlier begins to fill the soul of a child who shares his name. -- Mitch Albom
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All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time. -- Mitch Albom
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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? -- Mitch Albom
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You can't get stuck on what should have happened. That doesn't help you. -- Mitch Albom
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It is never too late or too soon, the old man had said. It is when it is supposed to be. -- Mitch Albom
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Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you. He -- Mitch Albom
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When your time came, it came, and that was that. You might say something smart on your way out, but you might just as easily say something stupid. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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Kids chase the love that eludes them. -- Mitch Albom
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Have you ever dreamt of someone who's gone,but in the dream you have new conversation? The world you enter then is not so far from the world I'm in now. -- Mitch Albom
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The secret to happiness ... be satisfied and be grateful. -- Mitch Albom
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I made the wrong choice ," I whispered.
My mother shook her head.
"A child should never have to choose. -- Mitch Albom
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Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others. -- Mitch Albom
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When a lost loved one appears before you, it's your brain that fights it, not your heart. -- Mitch Albom
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My own father didn't talk a lot about feelings or emotions. -- Mitch Albom
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Knowing heaven is what heals us on earth. -- Mitch Albom
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This is your house, Reb. You are in the rafters, the floorboards, the walls, the lights. You are in every echo through every hallway. We hear you now. I hear you still. How can I - how can any of us - let you go? You are woven through us, from birth to death. -- Mitch Albom
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What is false about hope? -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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One afternoon, I am complaining about the confusion of my age, what is expected of me versus what I want for myself. -- Mitch Albom
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There are many things in my life that I wish I could take back. Many moments I would recast. -- Mitch Albom
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He didn't want to disrupt the boy's life any more than he already had. -- Mitch Albom
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The length of your days does not belong to you. -- Mitch Albom
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She says everyone you lose here, you find again there. Our family is all together. Her. My parents. -- Mitch Albom
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People are only mean when they are threatened. -- Mitch Albom
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People often belittle the place where they were born. -- Mitch Albom
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In any conversation, I was taught, there are at least three parties: you, the other person, and the Lord. -- Mitch Albom
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Detachment doesn't mean you don't let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That's how you are able to leave it. -- Mitch Albom
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With endless time, nothing is special. With no loss or sacrifice, we can't appreciate what we have -- Mitch Albom
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With Marguerite, he wanted only time - more and more time - and he was granted it, nighttimes and daytimes and nighttimes again. -- Mitch Albom
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We all have two things in common, no matter who we are: We were born and we are going to die. -- Mitch Albom
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We must be open to God's miracles. -- Mitch Albom
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Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say. -- Mitch Albom
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Mankind is connected in ways it does not understand - even in dreams. -- Mitch Albom
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What do you do when the dead return? It is the thing people most fear- yet, in some cases, most desire -- Mitch Albom
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There is a reason God limits man's days. -- Mitch Albom
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He tolerated it until he could tolerate it no more. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes the children asked Eddie to lift them over his head, and when Eddie complied, he saw the mothers' sad smiles: He guessed it was the right lift but the wrong pair of arms. -- Mitch Albom
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I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. -- Mitch Albom
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It's natural to die," he said again. "The fact that we make such a big hullabaloo over it is all because we don't see ourselves as part of nature. We think because we're human we're something above nature."

He smiled at the plant.

"We're not. Everything that gets born, dies. -- Mitch Albom
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She had been so consumed with escaping her own misery, she hadn't considered the misery she might inflict. -- Mitch Albom
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Death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed. -- Mitch Albom
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Holding anger is a poison. -- Mitch Albom
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Silence enhances music. What you do not play can sweeten what you do. But it is not the same with words. What you do not say can haunt you. -- Mitch Albom
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I collected the papers, wrapped them back in the rubber band, and felt a small grief, like a person who discovers, upon returning from a trip, that something has been left behind and there is no way now to retrieve it. -- Mitch Albom
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Secrets, they'll tear you apart. -- Mitch Albom
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They teach you, as children, that you might go to heaven. They never teach you that heaven might come to you. -- Mitch Albom
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Small towns begin with a sign. The words can be as simple as the title of a story
Welcome to Harberville, Now entering Clawson
but once you cross, you are inside that story, and all that you do will be part of its tale. -- Mitch Albom
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Received its first phone call from heaven, Tess Rafferty -- Mitch Albom
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It is too late."
The old man shook his head. "It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be."
He smiled. "There is a plan, Dor. -- Mitch Albom
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Before newborns open their eyes, we circle them, appearing as brilliant colors, and when they clench their tiny hands for the first time, they are actually grabbing the colors they find most appealing. -- Mitch Albom
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Bad news has no limits. We often feel it should, like a rainstorm that can't possibly get any heavier. But a storm can always worsen, & the burdens of life can too. -- Mitch Albom
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I hope you can find the healing power in grieving. -- Mitch Albom
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Tension of opposites. -- Mitch Albom
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I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know. -- Mitch Albom
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Dor remembered Victor's voice.
And while they deepen with age, voices
are, to one destined to listen for eternity,
as distinct as a fingerprint. Dor knew it
was him the moment Victor spoke in the
shop. -- Mitch Albom
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The pain we suffer is a way to make us appreciate what comes next. -- Mitch Albom
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One withers, another grows. -- Mitch Albom
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But hurting ourselves to inflict pain on others is just another cry to be loved. -- Mitch Albom
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A child embarrassed by his mother," she said, "is just a child who hasn't lived long enough. -- Mitch Albom
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But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins. -- Mitch Albom
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The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of - unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn't get enough. -- Mitch Albom
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People haven't found meaning in their lives, so they're running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job. Then they find those things are empty, too, and they keep running. -- Mitch Albom
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You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart. -- Mitch Albom
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We're Tuesday people. -- Mitch Albom
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My mother was French Protestant, and my father was Italian Catholic, and their union was an excess of God, guilt and sauce. -- Mitch Albom
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I think, in general, the sports I've enjoyed covering the most have been the offbeat ones. The more popular, mainstream, the less I like them because they're more, they're more structured and the players don't have much interesting to say because they're interviewed all the time. -- Mitch Albom
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I shot you, all right," he said, "and you lost something, but you gained something as well. You just don't know it yet. I gained something, too."
What?"
I got to keep my promise. I didn't leave you behind. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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He was intent on proving that the word 'dying' was not synonymous with 'useless'. -- Mitch Albom
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Your voice will come. We all go through the same thing. You cannot talk when you first arrive."
He smiled. "It helps you listen. -- Mitch Albom
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That's the thing when people leave us too suddenly, isn't it? We always have so many questions. -- Mitch Albom
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I don't want to fight," she whispered. "Just come home. -- Mitch Albom
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It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be. -- Mitch Albom
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That's who I want to be when I grow up. -- Mitch Albom
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Sticking with your family is what makes it a family. -- Mitch Albom
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He almost told her everything right then, that very moment. But you grab a moment, or you let it pass. He let it pass. -- Mitch Albom
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Once we began to chime the hour, we lost the ability to be satisfied -- Mitch Albom
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Had he known his death was imminent, he might have gone somewhere else. Instead, he did what we all do. He went about his dull routine as if all the days in the world were still to come. -- Mitch Albom
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They fill every waking minute with action, but they are empty. To -- Mitch Albom
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In a strange way, I envied the quality of Morrie's time even as I lamented its diminishing supply. Why did we bother with all the distractions we did? -- Mitch Albom
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The word dyting is not synonymous with the word useless -- Mitch Albom
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Living without love was
something he knew more about than any
soul on Earth. The more Sarah spoke of
loneliness, the clearer it became why he
was there. -- Mitch Albom
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I am Music. And I am here for the soul of Frankie Presto. Not all of it. Just the rather large part he took from me when he came into this world. However well used, I am a loan, not a possession. You give me back upon departure. I -- Mitch Albom
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What if I lose you?" "You can't lose your mother, Charley. -- Mitch Albom
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He was doing what a man does when left with nothing. He was telling himself his own life story. -- Mitch Albom
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People who don't normally read make an exception for my books, possibly because they're short. -- Mitch Albom
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But then, I knew so little about my mother over the last decade of her life. I had been too wrapped up in my own drama. -- Mitch Albom
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There is life after this life. -- Mitch Albom
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It was a cutthroat business, dog eat dog, the strong preying on the weak. In the lifestyle I was in, people were killed. It happened every day. -- Mitch Albom
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I've always said I have one skill. That skill - if I have it at all - is storytelling. -- Mitch Albom
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As happens with all miracles, once life goes on, those who believe retell them with wonder. Those who do not, do not. -- Mitch Albom
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But Father Time is real. And, in truth, he cannot age. Beneath the unruly beard and cascading hair - signs of life, not death - his body is lean, his skin unwrinkled, immune to the very thing he lords over. -- Mitch Albom
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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. -- Mitch Albom
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Without love, we are birds with broken wings -- Mitch Albom
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Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's also the positive, that you understand going to die, and you live a better life because of it. -- Mitch Albom
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Voice. And while they deepen with age, voices are, to one destined to listen for eternity, as distinct as a fingerprint. -- Mitch Albom
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He did not know that the child who had asked for yesterday was now seeking to own tomorrow. -- Mitch Albom
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It's the thinking that gets you killed. -- Mitch Albom
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some things you endure for a reason -- Mitch Albom
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When he died, he took part of me with him . I was stuck after that -- Mitch Albom
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If the only thing wrong with Moses is that he's not yours; if the only thing wrong with Jesus is that he's not yours; if the only thing wrong with mosques, Lent, chanting, Mecca, Buddha, confession, or reincarnation is that they're not yours
well, maybe the problem is you. -- Mitch Albom
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But my father, a thief in many ways, had robbed me of my concentration. -- Mitch Albom
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I'm in love with hope. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes I think the greatest talent of all is perseverance. -- Mitch Albom
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The very thought of you and I forget to do the little ordinary things that everyone ought to do ... -- Mitch Albom
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No story sits by itself, Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river. -- Mitch Albom
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whisper their good-byes. -- Mitch Albom
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Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. -- Mitch Albom
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Don't cling to things because everything is impermanent. -- Mitch Albom
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Without love, we are birds without wings -- Mitch Albom
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If earthly mortals were being contacted by souls in heaven, Tess, a Catholic, had been the first. -- Mitch Albom
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A woman has been chosen. The gift of heaven on earth. This will become the biggest story in the world. Coldwater, Michigan. Ask a man of God. One call will confirm everything. -- Mitch Albom
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This is a story about a family and, as there is a ghost involved, you might cal it a ghost story. But every family is a ghost story. The dead sit at out tables long after they have gone. -- Mitch Albom
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It is no coincidence that the words 'trying' and 'dying' are only a few letters apart. -- Mitch Albom
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This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. -- Mitch Albom
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At that moment i felt lonelier than i'd ever felt before, and that loneliness seemed to squat in my lungs and crush all but my most minimal breathing. There was nothing left to say. Not about this. Not about anything. -- Mitch Albom
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You're giving them false hope ... What is false about hope? -- Mitch Albom
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You can be a mama's boy, be a daddy's boy, but you can't be both. So you cling to the one you think you might lose. -- Mitch Albom
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Come to me, you who are weary and burdened, and I will grant you rest. (Matthew 11:28) -- Mitch Albom
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Don't lose yourself... inside yourself... -- Mitch Albom
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That's because no one is born with anger. And when we die, the soul is freed from it. But now, here, in order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer feel it. -- Mitch Albom
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He draped himself in her sad memory, because it was the closest thing to having her around. -- Mitch Albom
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And I suppose tapes are a desperate attempt to steal something from Death's suitcase. -- Mitch Albom
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There is a reason God limits our days.'
'Why?'
'To make each one precious. -- Mitch Albom
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One must indeed test the strings to this life, bounce the bow, wet the mouthpiece, prepare for the deeper music that follows. -- Mitch Albom
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Accept who you are; and revel in it. -- Mitch Albom
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You see this face, these wrinkles? I earned every one of them -- Mitch Albom
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Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners. -- Mitch Albom
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The day he learned that he was terminally ill was the day he lost interest in his purchasing power. -- Mitch Albom
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So often, we push away the voices closest to us. But once they're gone, we reach for them. -- Mitch Albom
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Parents rarely let got of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. -- Mitch Albom
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Her death was as insignificant as her life. -- Mitch Albom