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“I don't know whether you can look at your past and find, woven like the hidden symbols on a treasure map, the path that will point to your final destination.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“I believe in Hell...but it's here on earth." He shakes his head. "Good people and bad people. As if it were this easy. Everyone is both of these at once.”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“This is what it always comes down to, I realized. There are the ones who believe, and the ones who don't, and caught in the space between them are guns.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
“Mistakes are something that happen by accident. You didn't walk out the door one morning and fall into some guy's bed. You thought about it, for a while. You made that choice.”
Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle
“When you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”
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“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
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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
“God doesn't give people burdens they can't handle.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“Motherhood is a Sisyphean task. You finish sewing one seam shut, and another rips open. I have come to believe that this life I'm wearing will never really fit.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules
“I can't do this to you,' he said, drawing back. Emily put her hand on his and pulled the gun to her temple. 'Then do it for me,' she said.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
“She had loved him. He knew this; he had never doubted it. But she had also asked him to kill her. If you love someone that much, you did not lay that sort of burden on him for the rest of his life.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
“Men don't traipse. We... Swagger”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“parenting isn't a noun but a verb--an ongoing process instead of an accomplishment. And that no matter how many years you put into the job, the learning curve is, well, fairly flat.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules
“I wonder if, as you get older, you stop missing people so fiercely. Maybe growing up is just focusing on what you've got, instead of what you don't.”
Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time
“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
“...when people we love make choices, we don't always understand them. But we can go on loving them, just the same. It isn't a matter of comprehension. It's forgiveness.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts
“She had never been a pretty crier. She sobbed the way she did everything else - with passion and excess.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
“She understood how a world jammed with phones, email, and faxes could still leave you feeling utterly alone.”
Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls
“When a freedom is taken away from you, I suppose, you recognize it as a privilege, not a right.”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“But rules only work when everyone plays by them. What happens when someone doesn't, and the fallout bleeds right into his life? Whats stronger- the need to uphold the law, or the motive to turn one's back on it?”
Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match
tags: life
“It was one think 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.”
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“I only just found you, I can't lose you now”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“Identification is not the same as knowing someone through and through.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“Everyone would remember Peter for nineteen minutes of his life, but what about the other nine million? Lacy would be the keeper of those, because it was the only way for that part of Peter to stay alive. For every recollection of him that involved a bullet or a scream, she would have a hundred others: of a little boy splashing in a pond, or riding a bicycle for the first time, or waving from the top of a jungle gym. Of a kiss good night, or a crayoned Mother's Day card, or a voice off-key in the shower. She would string them together - the moments when her child had been just like other people's. She would wear them, precious pearls, every day of her life; because if she lost them, then the boy she had loved and raised and known would really be gone.”
Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes
“Ross held her face between his hands and kissed her. He tasted doubt on her tongue and pain on the roof of her mouth. He swallowed these, and drank again. Consumed, she had no choice but to see how empty he was inside, and how, sip by sip, she filled him. ”
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“Words, for all they were flimsy and invisible, had great strength. They could be fortified as a castle wall and sharp as a foil. They could bite, slap, shock, wound. But unlike deeds, words couldn't really help you. No promise ever rescued a person; it was the carrying-through of it that brought about salvation.”
Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
“Life was all about being in a certain place, at a certain time.”
Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
“a public persona that might be different from what we truly feel inside... everyone wonders if they are good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, no matter how old they are. It is an archetypical moral dilemma - Do you act like yourself and risk becoming an outcast? ”
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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. —BENJAMIN FRANKLIN”
Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things


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