I had the heart of the relationship, and no body to grow it in... It broke.
Life isn't nearly as stable as we want it to be.
What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on the edge of her crib and to hang her name up in the stars.
Since it had gotten so quiet in the room that you could hear the sound of your own doubts...
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.
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.
On my license, it says I'm an organ donor, but the truth is I'd consider being an organ martyr. I'm sure I'm worth a lot more dead than alive - the sum of the parts equal more than the whole. I wonder who might wind up walking around with my liver, my lungs, even my eyeballs. I wonder what poor asshole would get stuck with whatever it is in me that passes for a heart.
Can you hate someone for what they have done, but still love them for whom they had been?
When you're hurting deeply, you go inward.
Here's my question: What age are you when you're in Heaven?
It is so easy to presume that while your own world has ground to an absolute halt, so has everyone else's.
There are some things we do because we convince ourselves it would be better for everyone involved. We tell ourselves that it's the right thing to do, the altruistic thing to do. It's far easier than telling ourselves the truth.
Isn't it amazing how, when you strip away everything, people are so much alike?
She was all the things I wasn't. And i was all the things she wasn't. she could paint circles around anyone; I couldn't even draw a straight line. She was never into sports; I've always been. Her hand, it fit mine.
A bus cuts the world in half...
I have a sister, so I know-that relationship, it's all about fairness: you want your sibling to have exactly what you have-the same amount of toys, the same number of meatballs on your spaghetti, the same share of love. But being a mother is completely different. You want your child to have more than you ever did. You want to build a fire underneath her and watch her soar. It's bigger than words.
Listen, I would say, this is not how I thought our lives would go; and may be we cannot find our way out of this alley. But there is no one I'd rather be lost with.
What I want, more than anything, is to turn back time a little. To become the kid I used to be, who believed whatever my mother said was one hundred percent true and right without looking hard enough to see the hairline crack.
Something still exists as long as there's someone around to remember it.
Clearly God was in some kind of mood on my birthday.
If you focus on sandbagging the beachhead, you can ignore the tsunami that's approaching. Try it any other way and you'll go crazy.
Parenting is really just a matter of tracking, of hoping your kids do not get so far ahead you can no longer see their next moves.
Cuando eres adolescente no eres intocable. Eres estúpido.
You might have to lose control before you could find out what you'd been missing.
How am I suppose to think about Anna Fitzgerald when I'm wondering whether Julia has ever woken up in someone's arms and for just a moment, before the sleep cleared from her mind, thought maybe it was me?
It is so easy to think that the world revolves around you, but all you have to do is stare up at the sky to realize it isn't that way at all.
There are two reasons not to tell the truth--becuase lying will get you what you want, and because lying will keep someone from getting hurt.
It reminded Lacy of running into someone you hadn't seen for a while, and finding her bald and missing her eyebrows: you knew she was in the throes of chemotherapy, but pretended you didn't, because it was easier that way for both of you.
The mind is a remarcable thing. Just because you canÆt see the wound doesnÆt mean it isnÆt hurting
A fire can't burn forever. Eventually, it consumes itself.
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