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“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
“I grew up in a household where we didn't really talk about our feelings, and where the only reason you went to a doctor was because you'd accidentally cut off a limb with a chain saw.”
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home
“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
“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
“Did you ever think that maybe what you see isn't really what's true?”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“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
“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
“Men don't traipse. We... Swagger”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“If you had to pack your whole life into a suitcase-not just the practical things, like clothing, but the memories of the people you had lost and the girl you had once been-what would you take?”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“Her hands quieted. "Yeah. Because even if the law says that no one is responsible for anyone else, helping someone who needs it is the right thing to do."
I sat down beside her, close enough that the skin of her arm hummed right next to mine. "You really believe that?"
She looked down at her lap "Yeah."
Then how," I asked, "can you walk away from me?”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“Change isn't always for the worst; the shell that forms around a piece of sand looks to some people like an irritation., and to others, like a pearl.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“Ross believed in past lives. Moreover, he believed that the person you fell in love with in each life was the same person you fell in love with in the life before, and the one before that. Sometimes, you might miss her - she'd be reborn in post-World War I generation, and you wouldn't come back until the fifties. Sometimes, your paths would cross and you wouldn't recognize each other. Get it right - that is: fall madly, truly, deeply - and perhaps there'd be an eternity carved out solely for the two of you.”
Jodi Picoult, Second Glance
“Fire and hope are connected, just so you know.
The way the Greek told it, Zeus put Prometheus and Epimetheus in charge of creating life on earth. Epimetheus made the animals, giving out bonuses like swiftness and strenght and fur and wings.
By the time Prometheus made man, all the best qualities had been given out. He settled for making them walk upright, and he gave them fire.

Zeus, pissed off, took it away. But prometheus saw his pride and joy shivering and unable to cook. He lit a torch from the sun and brought it to man again.
To punish Prometheus, Zeus had him chained to a rock, where an eagle fed on his liver. To punish man, Zeus created the first woman-Pandora-and gave her a gift, a box she was forbidden to open.

Pandora's curiosity got the best of her, and one day she opened that box. Out came plagues and misery and mischief. She managed to shut the lid tight before hope escaped.
It's the only weapon we have left to fight the others.”
Jodi Picoult, Allt för min syster
“Once, I asked my mom why stars shine. She said they were
night-lights, so the angels could find their way around in Heaven.
But when I asked my dad, he started talking about gas, and somehow
I put it all together and figured that the food God served caused
multiple trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
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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
“i'm sure i'm worth a lot more dead than alive”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
“You would be surprised at the lengths you will go to believe the best about someone if you truly love him”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller
“I imagine how cool it would be if all small talk wasn't lies.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules
“When you showed someone how you felt, it was fresh and honest. When you told someone how you felt, there might be nothing behind the words but habit or expectation.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“But there's an enormous difference between an audience that's watching you because they can't wait to see what comes next and an audience that's watching you because they're waiting for you to fail.”
Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home
“Since I was five, I've known that I was adopted, which is a politically correct term for being clueless about one's own origins.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“I could not remember my first kiss, but I could have told you Charlotte would be my last.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“I am not a religious man. I have not attended a service for many years. But I do believe in God. My own practice of religion, you could say, it a nonpractice. I personally feel that it's just as worthy on a weekend to rake the lawns of an elderly neighbor or to climb a mountain and marvel at the beauty of this land we live in as it is to sing hosannas or go to Mass. In other words, I think every many finds his own church- and not all of them have four walls - Judge Haig (Page 399)”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart
“True love can break the most powerful curse”
Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
“Or in other words, it's the substance you've got when you start that determines the outcome.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
“But once you throw a stone, there are ripples in the pond, even if you remove the rock.”
Jodi Picoult
“She had never been a pretty crier. She sobbed the way she did everything else - with passion and excess.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
“But what if your obsession has nothing to do with drugs or thrills or money? What if what you want most in the world is to recapture the way life was a week, a month, a year ago-and you are willing to do whatever it takes?”
Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match


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