37+ Best Mitch Albom Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mitchell David Albom is an American author, journalist, and musician. His books have sold over 39 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for sports writing in his early career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays, and films. Profoundly inspirational Mitch Albom quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Mitch Albom Quotes

People are only mean when they’re threatened, and that’s what our culture does. That’s what our economy does. — Mitch Albom

I seem to have very few casual readers, only passionate and appreciative ones. — Mitch Albom

I would lying if I said I would laugh in the face of death. — Mitch Albom

For as spiritual as some people think my books are, I’ve never really dealt with religious things. — Mitch Albom

If you are fully alive to the prospect of dying, you really start reprioritising your life. — Mitch Albom

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. — Mitch Albom

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

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

I had a very high-grade publisher tell me I was incapable of writing a memoir. — Mitch Albom

You have to work at creating your own culture. — Mitch Albom

This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. — Mitch Albom

Love each other or die. — Mitch Albom

I was a workaholic. I never stopped. I lived in fifth gear. I bought cars. I invested in stocks. I made more money than I had ever imagined. — Mitch Albom

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

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

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

Sentiment is wherever you go. — Mitch Albom

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

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

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

You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean. — Mitch Albom

Got an hour or two? That’s all it takes for one of my books. — Mitch Albom

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

I’ve always said I have one skill. That skill – if I have it at all – is storytelling. — Mitch Albom

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

People who don’t normally read make an exception for my books, possibly because they’re short. — Mitch Albom

Anyone who tries to write a memoir needs to keep in mind that what’s interesting to you isn’t necessarily interesting to a reader. — Mitch Albom

My own father didn’t talk a lot about feelings or emotions. — Mitch Albom

Critics have a problem with sentimentality. Readers do not. I write for readers. — Mitch Albom

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

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

We all have two things in common, no matter who we are: We were born and we are going to die. — Mitch Albom

I find interesting characters or lessons that resonate with people and sometimes I write about them in the sports pages, sometimes I write them in a column, sometimes in a novel, sometimes a play or sometimes in nonfiction. But at the core I always say to myself, ‘Is there a story here? Is this something people want to read?’ — Mitch Albom

If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it’s going to happen anyhow. — Mitch Albom

I believe that you live on inside the hearts and minds of everyone you’ve touched while you were here on earth. — Mitch Albom

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

You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it. — Mitch Albom