Quotes from The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Mitch Albom ·  196 pages

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“All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven



“The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“There are no random acts...We are all connected...You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind...”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven



“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven



“People say they 'find' love, as if it were an object hidden by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman. What people find then is a certain love. And [he] found a certain love with [her], a grateful love, a deep but quiet love, one that he knew, above all else, was irreplaceable.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“Every life has one true love snapshot.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“Fairness," he said, 'does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“Life has to end. Love doesn't.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven



“There are five people you meet in heaven. Each of us was in your life for a reason. You may not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on earth. 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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“No story sits by itself, Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“That's what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That 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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven



“Courage is confused with picking up arms and cowardness is confused with laying them down.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“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, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


“It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.”
― Mitch Albom, quote from The Five People You Meet in Heaven


About the author

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