Jodi Picoult Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jodi picoult quotes, jodi picoult sayings, and jodi picoult proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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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Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you     

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Maybe Fate isn't the pond you swim in but the fisherman floating on top of it, letting you run the line wild until you are weary enough to be reeled back in.     

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The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatley wrapped lies     

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Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you're young. But I don't think we make any fewer when we're grown up     

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I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.     

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Part of growing up was learning not to be quite that honest - learning when it was better to lie, rather than to hurt someone with the truth.     

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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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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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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.     

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You always knew after sh— things happened, who your friends really were.     

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I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.     

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History isn't about dates and places and wars. It's about the people who fill the spaces between them.     

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He smiles at me, and I am suddenly seventeen again - the year I realize that love doesn't follow the rules, the year I understood that nothing is worth having so much as something unattainable     

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Anxiety's like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far.     

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Saying goodbye to the people you love isn't easy.     

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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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Being a parent wasn't just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.     

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If you tell yourself you feel fine, you will.     

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You can fool yourself, you know. You'd think it's impossible, but it turns out it's the easiest thing of all.     

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Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you.     

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Just 'cause you can't see me don't mean I've gone away.     

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You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.     

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The doctors may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable.     

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You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.     

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You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.     

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It turned out people truly did cry into their coffee cups.     

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Superheroes were born in the minds of people desperate to be rescued.     

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We Pisces, we're a special breed.     

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The more you get past pain, the more it goes from coal to diamond.     

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