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“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“Let me tell you this: 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.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn't be filled?”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
“Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall.”
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“Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.”
Jodi Picoult, Mercy
“You don't need water to feel like you're drowning, do you?”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
“I, um, I have this problem. I broke up with my boyfriend, you see. And I'm pretty upset about it, so I wanted to talk to my best friend. [...] The thing is, they're both you.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
“Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
“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 they had to smile and nod and say thank you all the same.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened when you let yourself get close to someone, when you started to believe they loved you: you'd be disappointed. Depend on someone, and you might as well admit you're going to be crushed, because when you really needed them, they wouldn't be there. Either that, or you'd confide in them and you added to their problems. All you ever really had was yourself, and that sort of sucked if you were less than reliable.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“I'm lonely. Why do you think I had to learn to act so independent? I also get mad too quickly, and I hog the covers, and my second toe is longer than my big one. My hair has it's own zip code. Plus, I get certifiably crazy when I've got PMS. You don't love someone because they're perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart.”
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“When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
“The bottom line is that we never fall for the people we're supposed to.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“The damage was permanent; there would always 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.”
Jodi Picoult
“When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“It takes two people to make a lie work: the person who tells it, and the one who believes it.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”
Jodi Picoult
“In the space between yes and no, there's a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it's the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; its the legroom for the lies you'll tell yourself in the future.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
“Love is not a because, it's a no matter what.”
Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
“It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“Did you ever walk through a room that's packed with people, and feel so lonely you can hardly take the next step?”
Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
“When you love someone you let them take care of you.”
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“Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“A mathematical formula for happiness:Reality divided by Expectations.There were two ways to be happy:improve your reality or lower your expectations.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
“The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatley wrapped lies”
Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith
“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.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

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