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“The night is falling down around us. Meteors rain like fireworks, quick rips in the seam of the dark... Every second, another streak of silver glows: parentheses, exclamation points, commas - a whole grammar made of light, for words too hard to speak.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
tags: words
“Although you hadn't asked why, it had less to do with you not noticing than with you not wanting to hear the answer.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“She had never been a pretty crier. She sobbed the way she did everything else - with passion and excess.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
“When your mother is made out of your dreams, anything real is bound to disappoint you.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“The moral of this story is that sometimes, you can attempt to make all the difference in the world, and it still is like trying to stem the tide with a sieve. The moral of this story is that no matter how much we try, no matter how much we want it … some stories just don’t have a happy ending.”
Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time
“you can love a person and still hate the decisions they've made, can't you?”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“How do you tell an adult that maybe everything wrong in the world stems from the fact that she's stopped believing the impossible can happen?”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“Whether it was power they sought, or revenge, or love-well, those were all just different forms of hunger. The bigger the hole inside you, the more desperate you became to fill it.”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“We Pisces, we're a special breed.”
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home
“simply-quotes Follow


I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.”
Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith
“For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love.”
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home
“She understood what it was like to stand right in front of people you loved, even though they could not see you.”
Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
“My grandmother told me that her father used to ask her a riddle: What must you break apart in order to bring a family close together?

Bread, of course.”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“Can you imagine what it would be like to know that your life was just going to be a series of days that were
all the same, that were do-overs?”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“Men don't traipse. We... Swagger”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“It's never the differences between people that surprise us. It's the things that, against all odds, we have in common.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules
“The apple . . . came before Adam and Eve in the story of creation. It had to have been there at least three years because that's how long it takes for a new tree to bear fruit.”
Jodi Picoult, Songs of the Humpback Whale
tags: myth
“There is a fine line between seeing something that's lost as missing, and seeing it as something that might be found.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“Love is not an equation... It is not a contract, and it's not a happy ending. It is the slate under the chalk and the ground buildings rise from and the oxygen in the air.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“You're unwilling to go out on a limb because it just might break underneath you.”
Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth
“I can see myself now, she said. And I can see what I want to be, ten years from now. But I don't understand how I'm going to get from here to there.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
“There is no cosmic scale on which you can weigh your actions; you learn too late what choices ruin the fragile balance.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“be a good listener, don't judge and don't put boundaries on someone else's grief.”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“When you're pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again, yet after having given birth you realize that the biggest part of you is now somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep it close enough for comfort. That's the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don't even realize how much you were missing one.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“Wheather it is conscious or not, you eventually make the decision to divide your life in half - before and after - with loss being that tight bubble in the middle. You can move around in spite of it; you can laugh and smile and carry on with your life, but all it takes is one slow range of motion, a doubling over, to be fully aware of the empty space at your center.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“I only just found you, I can't lose you now”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“Imagine a world that seemed so much bigger than you. Imagine waking up one morning and finding a piece of yourself you didn't even know existed.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
“Where you come from does matter -- but not nearly as much as where you are headed.”
Jodi Picoult
“Real mothers don't just listen with humble embarrassment to the elderly lady who offers unsolicited advice in the checkout line when a child is throwing a tantrum. We take the child, dump him in the lady's cart, and say, "Great. Maybe you can do a better job."

Real mothers know that it's okay to eat cold pizza for breakfast.

Real mothers admit it is easier to fail at this job than to succeed.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules
“i'm sure i'm worth a lot more dead than alive”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper


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