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American author and educator, Birth: 19-5-1966 Jodi Picoult Quotes
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I know what love is. When you find the person you are supposed to love, bells ring and fireworks go off in your head and you can't find the words to speak and you think about him all the time. When you find the person you are supposed to love, you will know by staring deeply into their eyes.
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Everytime I look at a zebra, I can't figure out whether it's black with white stripes or white with black stripes, and that frustrates me.
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Everytime I observe a zebra, I am perplexed as to whether it is white with black stripes or black with white stripes, and that causes me vexation.
3.
Love is not a because, it's a no matter what.
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'Affection is not contingent, it's unconditional.'
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The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.
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The human capacity for hardship is like bamboo- far more resilient than one could ever imagine initially.
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There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations.
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There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light.
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I can give or take elephants; I never can find the cheetah-but the zebras captivate me. They'd be one of the few things that would fit if we were lucky enough to live in a world that's black or white.
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You can't look back - you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
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Quote Topics by Jodi Picoult: Thinking People Believe Children Heart Want Lying Mother Book Eye Way Mean Fall Writing Looks Hurt World Pain Different Sometimes Missing Moving Baby Love Memories Giving Kids Years Might Men
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Africa - You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.
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When this is over...we will got to the rainforest, or a beach as white as bone. We will eat grapes from the vine, we will swim with sea turtles, we will walk miles on cobblestone streets. We will laugh and talk and confess. We will.
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Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines.
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The wolves knew when it was time to stop looking for what they'd lost, to focus instead on what was yet to come.
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If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?
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‎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.
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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.
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When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.
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Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back.
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don't say it. don't tell me that nobody's going to stare at me, because they will. don't tell me it doesn't matter, because it does. and don't tell me i look fine because that's a lie.
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so i do what i do best. i move in the opposite direction.
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Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.
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People are always afraid of the unknown - and banding together against the Thing That Is Different From Us is a time-honoured tradition for rallying the masses.
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I always hated when my scars started to fade, because as long as I could still see them, I knew why I was hurting.
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People always say that, when you love someone, nothing in the world matters. But that's not true, is it? You know, and I know, that when you love someone, everything in the world matters a little bit more.
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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.
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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.
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Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
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This is what I like about photographs. They're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.
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Beliefs are the roads we take to our dreams. Believe you can do something-or believe you can't-and you'll be right everytime.
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Researching 'Lone Wolf,' I was amazed at how thoughtful and intelligent these animals are. There has never been a documented attack against a human by a wolf that wasn't provoked by the human.
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30.
The ability to find sparks may be buried so deep in you that you stop believing there's a God. Until someone comes along, with so much light in her that you can't help but see your own, and when you're together,that light grows even brighter.
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Things break all the time. Glass and dishes and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever... promises break. Hearts break.
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Just because you didn't speak the facts out loud didn't erase their existence. Silence was just a quieter way to lie.
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33.
A duck walks into a bar and the bartender asks, what'll it be? The duck doesn't answer because it's a duck.
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Someone once told me that when you give birth to a daughter, you've just met the person whose hand you'll be holding the day you die.
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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.
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When you are attracted to people, it's because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most.
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Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.
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The woman who opens the door has a blue stain on her shirt and dark hair wound into a messy knot and the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen. They're pale, like a lioness's, nearly golden, but they also look like they've done their fair share of crying, and we all know that a sky with clouds in it is much more interesting than one that doesn't have any.
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I think that ordinary people who are placed in extraordinary circumstances find themselves pushed beyond their limits, and learn new truths about themselves.
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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.
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Life can change in an instant; don't be so worried about the future that you forget to celebrate what you have right now.
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I believe that having something to hope for - even if it's just a better tomorrow- is the most powerful drug on this planet.
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43.
Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence.
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I have loved before, but it didn’t feel like this. I have kissed before, but it didn’t burn me alive. Maybe it lasts a minute, and maybe it’s an hour. All I know is that kiss, and how soft her skin is when it brushes against mine, and that, even if I did not know it until now, I have been waiting for this person forever.
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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.
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They say that there are moments that open up your life like a walnut cracked, that change your point of view so that you never look at things the same way again.
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You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page.
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You can tell yourself that you would be willing to lose everything you have in order to get something you want. But it's a catch-22: all of those things you're willing to lose are what make you recognizable. Lose them, and you've lost yourself.
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You'd think someone who'd been to medical school would be able to hear through a stethoscope that somebody was empty inside.
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50.
You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride.
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