Mitch Albom Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Mitch Albom quotes and Mitch Albom sayings, and Mitch Albom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day."

"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."

"Fairness doesn’t govern life and death. If it did, no good man would ever die young."

"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."

"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."


"You have to work at creating your own culture."

"When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth."

"In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it."

"This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have."

"You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself."

"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."

"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."

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