"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?'"
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Mitch Albom on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Mitch Albom on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Mitch Albom on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Mitch Albom on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Mitch Albom on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"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."