Posted by: Jodi | May 8, 2011

Quickly Quotable #58 – Mitch Albom

Happy Mother’s Day to all who have ever loved a child!  To see a special post of Mother’s Day quotes, go here.

Today’s post stems from attending the graduation ceremonies of my dearest hubby held this weekend (which are the reason the Friday post got scrapped).  The speaker for the commencement ceremony was none other than Mitch Albom, for whom I have great respect both for his writing talent and his efforts to improve the world through his various charitable foundations.  His remarks were entertaining and inspiring, well worth the wait.  Here are a selection of Albom quotes:

“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.”
(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.”
(For One More Day)

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”
(The Five People You Meet in Heaven)

“You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too–even when you’re in the dark. Even when you’re falling.”
(Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson)

“Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.”

To learn more about Mitch Albom check out his website, which is chock full of information and resources.

Quotes from Goodreads.com.

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Responses

  1. Well said. I love those quotes. I’m sure you had a memorable day.

  2. It was a bit surreal, I only wish it was a smaller University – I might have been able to shake hands were there not 10,000 other people there.


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