Some women are meant to change the world, while others are meant to hold it together. And then there are those of us who simply don't want to be in it, because we know no matter how much we struggle, we can't comfortably fit.Jodi Picoult in Second Glance
When we're awake, we see what we need to see. When we're asleep, we see what is really there.Jodi Picoult in Second Glance
Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.Jodi Picoult in Second Glance
Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.Love, Trust, Valentine's DayJodi Picoult in Second Glance
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.Jodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper
Because as soon as it's over, that's one more piece of the past I won't be able to get rid ofPastJodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper
A photo says, you were happy, and I wanted to catch that. A photo says, you were so important to me that I put down everything else to come watch.PhotographyJodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper
A jewel's just a rock put under enormous heat and pressure. Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to lookJodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper - 183
'What do parent look like?"
'You know how the tightrope guy at the circus wants everyone to believe his act is an art, but deep down you can see that he's really just hoping he makes it all the way across? Like that."
And I suddenly am seventeen again -The year I realized love doesn't follow the rules, the year I understand that nothing is worth having so much as something unattainable.Jodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper - 139
There are always sides. There is always a winner, and a loser. For every person who gets, there's someone who must give.Jodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper - 68
I told you to get a seat on the left side of the bus, so that when it pulled away, you'd be able to look back and see me there, watching for you. You get that same seat in Heaven. One where you can watch me, watching youJodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper - 326
It is so easy to think 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.Jodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper - 51
You don't love someone because they're perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they're not.Jodi Picoult in My Sister's Keeper