Albom, Mitch Quotes

People think of heaven as a paradise garden, a place where they can float on clouds and laze in rivers and mountains. But scenery without solace is meaningless.

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How do people choose their final words? Do they realize their gravity? Are they fated to be wise?

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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.

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Death: the only true emotion felt in an apathetic world

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That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays.

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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 are alone.

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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.

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One withers, another grows.

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It is because the spirit knows deep down that all lives intersect. That death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else. And in that small distance, lives are changed.

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Life has to end." Marguerite said. "Love doesn't

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Lines formed at Ruby Pier - just as a line formed someplace else: Five people, waiting, in five chosen memories, for a little girl named Amy or Annie to grow and to love and to age and to die, and to finally have her questions answered - why she lived and what she lived for. And in that line now was a whiskered old man, with a linen cap and a crooked nose, who waited in a place called the Stardust Band Shell to share his part of the secret of heaven: That each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.

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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.

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Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother's approval, a father's nod - are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.

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Before he can devote himself to God or a woman, a boy will devote himself to his father, even foolishly, even beyond explanation.

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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.

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