What are some quotes from "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" about death, living, and peace?

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Sep 17, 2017

A few quotes from "The five people you meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom on death, living, and peace.


About death:

  1. “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.”

  2. “Fairness," he said, 'does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young.”

  3. “All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.”

About living:

  1. “Courage is confused with picking up arms and cowardliness is confused with laying them down.”

  2. “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.”

  3. “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.”

About peace:

  1. “You have peace," the old woman said, "when you make it with yourself.”

  2. “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.”

  3. “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.”