Quotation Explorer - 'Jodi Picoult'

The damage was permanent; there would always be scars. But even the angriest scars faded over time until it was difficult to see them written on the skin at all, and the only thing that remained was the memory of how painful it had been. - Jodi Picoult
Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you're young. But I don't think we make any fewer when we're grown up - Jodi Picoult
Sometimes there aren't words. The silence between us is flung wide as an ocean. But I manage to reach across it, to wrap my arms around him. - Jodi Picoult
The truth was, history repeated itself on a daily basis; mistakes were made over and over. People were haunted by what they had done, and by what they hadn't had time to do. - Jodi Picoult
It's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works hard to keep things rolling smoothly, someone else sails along for the ride. Someone who would do anything to keep it the way it was in the beginning. - Jodi Picoult
and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart. - Jodi Picoult
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. - Jodi Picoult
The moral of this story is that no matter how much we try, no matter how much we want it ... some stories just don't have a happy ending. - Jodi Picoult
What I think is that there is no perspective in grief, or in love. How can there be, when one person becomes the center of the universe - either because he has been lost or because he has been found? - Jodi Picoult
You know, that was what we missed most. Not our beds, not our homes, not even our mothers. We would talk about food. - Jodi Picoult
I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father," she whispers. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don't you think? - Jodi Picoult
The thinnest slice would be teeming with memories of a love so strong it turned you inside out and left you gasping, and would be an identical match to a slice stored in the heart of a soul mate. - Jodi Picoult
Love was that way. You could not render it in black or white. It always came down to the strange, blended shades of grey. - Jodi Picoult
I became a firefighter because I wanted to save people. But I should have been more specific. I should have named names. - Jodi Picoult
‎Pick ten strangers and stick them in a room, and ask them which of us they feel sorrier for - you or me - and we all know who they'll choose. - Jodi Picoult
My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. - Jodi Picoult
When you love someone you let them take care of you. - Jodi Picoult
It was like trying to bail out an ocean of water with a teaspoon. - Jodi Picoult
Where you come from does matter -- but not nearly as much as where you are headed. - Jodi Picoult
Take it from me: love has all the lasting permanence of a rainbow- beautiful while it's there, and just as likely to have disappeared by the time you blink. - Jodi Picoult
You don't have to say I love you to say I love you," you said with a shrug. "All you have to do is say my name and I know."..."Can't you hear it?" you said. "When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth. - Jodi Picoult
God, don't they teach you how to spell these days?""No," I answer. "They teach us to use spell-check. - Jodi Picoult
You may think there's nothing very interesting about seeing someone sleep, but that probably means you've never found the girl of your dreams. - Jodi Picoult
I just completed The Tenth Circle. It is an excellent mystery story surrounding a family with modern day issues. - Jodi Picoult
Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where your headed - Jodi Picoult
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