Jodi Picoult quotes
Forgiving isn't something you do for someone else. It's something you do for yourself.
True love is felonious... You take someone's breath away... You rob them of the ability to utter a single word... You steal a heart.
Sometimes, when you don't ask questions, it's not because you are afraid that someone will lie to your face. It's because you're afraid they'll tell you the truth.
See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it
When you begin a journey of revenge, start by digging two graves: one for your enemy, and one for yourself.
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.
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.
The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.
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.
You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
Sometimes you can see things happen right in front of your eyes and still jump to the wrong conclusions.
Jodi Picoult Love quotes ⇑
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
You know someone's right for you when the things they don't have to say are even more important than the things they do.
You couldn't have strength without weakness, you couldn't have light without dark, you couldn't have love without loss
He insisted that stars were people so well-loved, they were traced in constellations, to live forever
"I don't think we get a choice in who we fall for," Ian whispers. "I think we just do."
All Jodi Picoult quotes ⇑
Anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.
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.
Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines.
Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you're young. But I don't think we make any fewer when we're grown up
Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.
Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.
I always hated when my scars started to fade, because as long as I could still see them, I knew why I was hurting.
words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.
Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut.
Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed--sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it's going to be.
What was the point of being able to forgive, when deep down, you both had to admit you'd never forget?
How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?