Thursday, September 4, 2014

#Quotes from "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom

It never crossed my mind to read this book until someone recommended it to me. It was one of the books on top of my TBR for year 2014.

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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. (p. 1)

Every life has one true-love snapshot. For Eddie, it came on a warm September night after a thunderstorm, when the boardwalk was spongy with water.” (p. 9)

No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.” (p. 10)

As far as he could tell, when your time came, it came, and that was that. You might say something smart on your way out, but you might just as easily say something stupid.” (p. 13)

People often belittle the place where they were born. But heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners. (p. 34)

Fairness," he said, " does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young. (p. 48)

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. (p. 48)

No life is a waste, the Blue Man said. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone. (p. 50)

Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down. (p. 57)

Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to.” (p. 93)

They thought amusement parks were constructed by elves, built with candy canes. In fact, they were simply business opportunities for railroad companies, who erected them at the final stops of routes, so commuters would have a reason to ride on weekends.” (p. 115)

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.” (p. 141)

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.” (p. 155)

Silence is worse when you know it won't be broken, and Eddie knew.” (p. 179)

 ... that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.” (p. 196)

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