26+ quotes from For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Quotes from For One More Day

Mitch Albom ·  208 pages

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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, quote from For One More Day


“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, quote from For One More Day


“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, quote from For One More Day


“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“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, quote from For One More Day


“Sharing tales of those we've lost is how we keep from really losing them.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice. ”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“Going back to something is harder than you think.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“One day can bend your life.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“You can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“It's such a shame to waste time. We always think we have so much of it.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“She put one hand on mine. “When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“Kids chase the love that eludes them.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“It’s funny. I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing. I asked him which was harder, ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending, because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top, you avoided mistakes.
The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature,” he said. “You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“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, quote from For One More Day


“When you're rotten about yourself, you become rotten to everyone else, even those
you love.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“When death takes your mother, it steals that word forever.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“She had a bottomless well of love for me.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“In college, I had a course in Latin, and one day the word "divorce" came up. I always figured it came from some root that meant "divide." In truth, it comes from "divertere," which means "to divert."

I believe that. All divorce does is divert you, taking you away from everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you wanted and steering you into all kinds of other stuff, like discussions about your mother's girdle and whether she should marry someone else.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from For One More Day


“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, quote from For One More Day


About the author

Mitch Albom
Born place: in Passaic, New Jersey, The United States
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