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Jodi Picoult

Posted by cherubim cassandra paula javier on August 8, 2010 at 11:25 PM

Quotes from Jodi Picoult (she wrote "my sister's keeper" and a whole lot more books)


"I can't look at you anymore without my heart breaking."


"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."


"If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before and people continue to disappoint them."


"You don't need water to feel like drowning, do you?"


"It takes two persons to make a lie work: The person who tells it, and the one who believes it."


"Some lessons can't be taught--they simply have to be learned."


"We make mistakes when we're young. But I don't think we make any fewer when we've grown up."


"You don't have to be awake to cry."


"Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you're never quite the same once you've been before the fall."


"It doesn't take a whole long life to realize that what we deserve to have, we rarely get."


"I wondered what happened when you offered yourself to someone, and they opened you, only to discover you were not the gift they expected and that they had to smile and nod and thank you all the same."


"Love is not a because. It's a no matter what."


"A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and may not know who she is, but who deserves the chance to find out."


"After a certain point, a heart with so many stress fractures can never be anything but broken."


"Someone falls in love first, Someone puts someone up on a pedestal. Someone works hard to keep things rolling smoothly, someone else sails along for the ride.  Someone would do anything to keep it the way it was in the beginning."


"We never fall for the people we're supposed to."


"Love is like jumping off a cliff--& waiting for someone to catch you at the bottom."


"The damage was permanent. There would only be scars.  But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been."


"There are some things we do because  we convince ourselves it would be better for everyone involved. We tell ourselves it's the right thing to do, the altruistic thing to do. It's far better than telling ourselves the truth."


"There are always sides. There is always a winner and a loser. For every person who gets, there's someone who must give."


"Silence has a sound."


"I don't think we get a choice in who we fall for. I think we just do."


"It's the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you."


"Let me tell you what you feel like when you know you're ready to die. You sleep a lot, and when you wake up, you remember the very first things that make you pause, things that make you weep, but nothing that makes you want to play it forward. And then suddenly, you have a secret that makes you smile, that makes people say you look wonderful, although you feel like a shell--brittle and capable of cracking into a thousand pieces."


"You make yourself strong because it's expected of you. You become confident because someone beside you is unsure. You turn into the person others need you to be."


"Change is a funny thing. We are never quite sure what we are becoming and why. Then one day we look at ourselves and wonder who we are or how we got that way. Only one thing about change remains constant: It's always painful."


"You couldn't have strength without weakness, you couldn't have light without dark. you couldn't have love without loss."


"people think they know what they're getting and they're always wrong."


"Do you fix a wheel that isn't broken? Or wait until the cart collapses?"


"After all, how many of us have tried to forget something traumatic only to find it printed on the back of our eyelids, tattooed on our tongues?"


"You know how hindsight is 20/20? Love is when you look back and wouldn't change anything."


 


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