Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom


“You cannot write if you do not read,” the blind man said. “You cannot eat if you do not chew. And you cannot play if you do not”—he grabbed for the boy’s hand—“listen.” Mitch Albom

The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday is:

November 17: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

You all know how excited I am to read The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.

Now that I’ve got a copy and I am two chapters close to wrapping it up, (I intentionally slowed in reading because I just don’t want it to end) I have a lot of wise words that I would love to share with you. (UPDATE: I’m finished! :))

Here are the Top Ten Quotes I Loved From The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.

Photo by A Reading Writer

Don’t be sorry. You’re alive

What you do not say can haunt you.

That is often why you come to music. To feel that you are not alone.

Time, like music, is indelible.

What is played from the heart can be played anywhere. On anything.

Man searches for courage in drink, but it is not courage he finds, it is fear that he loses.

You cannot change your past, no matter how you craft your future. 

All humans are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?

When you listen, you learn. Remember that. In music and in life.

Photo by A Reading Writer.

Everyone joins a band in this life.

Photo by A Reading Writer.

Photo credits: Mitch albom’s Facebook page


It is such a bliss to share these wise words with you.

I hope these quotes touched your hearts as much as they touched mine.

I have shared another quote from this book here: Monday Musings: Why humans kill each other?

You can find more Mitch Albom quotes here: Writing 101: 10 Things I Learned from Mitch Albom

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom”

  1. Rosema, this just made my day. What better way to start my work than to indulge myself with the words of Mitch Albom, all perfectly displayed in your post. I’m still trying to keep my hands off Frankie Presto for I would love to read it on a very good mood. Your post is such a tease! YAY! 😀

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  2. Omg I need to read this book straight away!! I’ve been hearing great things about this book lately, but I haven’t been to interested. Apparently I just needed to read some of the beautiful quotes!!

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    1. Agree! 😀 But, this one, for me, is one of his best! The story is very much Albom, but the phrases, words, chapters, are almost like Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. 🙂 It’s just great!


    1. Yay! I am glad that you liked it! I just so loved this book and it is so great that I don’t think a review from me will not do justice. 😀

      BTW, you can still do something like this for Harry Potter. 😀

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