18 quotes you can relate to from the five people you meet in Heaven

by Mitch Albom

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2 min readMar 12, 2021


“Greasing a track, Eddie would say, required no more brains than washing a dish; the only difference was you got dirtier as you did it, not cleaner.”

“But the running boy is inside every man, no matter how old he gets.”

“That there are no random acts. That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”

“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.”

“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”

“That’s what Heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays.”

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”

“But our eyes are different, what you see ain’t what I see.”

“You have peace when you make it with yourself.”

“All he knows is that something stepped in front of him, blocking his way, until in time he gave up on the idea of traveling. He sat down in his life. And there he remained.”

Eddie feels the need to inhale, as if undeserving of such a moment. He fights the darkness within him, “Leave me alone,” he tells it. “ Let me feel this the way I should feel it.”

“Things that happen before you are born still affect you,” she said. “And people who come before your time affect you as well.”

“Religion? Government? Are we not loyal to such things, sometimes to the death? Better, be loyal to one another.”

“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.”

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it.”

“Lost love is still love, Eddie. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.”

“Silence is worse when you know it won’t be broken.”

“The world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”

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