Jodi Picoult

«If we don't change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going.»

Jodi Picoult


«Since when does anyone get the option to do the easiest?»

Jodi Picoult


«A mathematical formula for happiness:Reality divided by Expectations.There were two ways to be happy:improve your reality or lower your expectations.»

Jodi Picoult


«Hope and reality lie in inverse proportions, inside the walls of a hospital... Doubt is like dye. Once is spreads into the fabric of excuses you've woven, you'll never get rid of the stain.»

Jodi Picoult


«We pretend that we know our children, because it's easier than admitting the truth--from the minute that cord is cut, they are strangers. It's far easier to tell yourself your daughter is still a little girl than to see her in a bikini and realize she has the curves of a young woman; it's safer to say you're a good parent who has all the right conversations about drugs and sex than to acknowledge there are a thousand things she would never tell you.»

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


«The Lord turned water into wine. All I'm suggesting is a trip to the grocery store.»

Jodi Picoult


«For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love.»

Jodi Picoult


«I just completed The Tenth Circle. It is an excellent mystery story surrounding a family with modern day issues.»

Jodi Picoult


«Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don't want their kids... but when you look more closely, you realize that they're doing those kids a favor. They're just trying to give them a better life.»

Jodi Picoult


«If I have gained anything over these months, it is the knowledge there is no starting over- only living with the mistakes you've made.»

Jodi Picoult


«Goldfish get big enough only for the bowl you put them in. Bonsai trees twist in miniature. I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.»

Jodi Picoult


«It never failed to amaze me how the most ordinary day could be catapulted into the extraordinary in the blink of an eye.»

Jodi Picoult


«The scariest thing in the world is thinking someone you love is going to die.»

Jodi Picoult


«The only monsters I have ever known were men.»

Jodi Picoult


«Was it the act of giving birth that made you a mother? Did you lose that label when you relinquished your child? If people were measured by their deeds, on the one hand, I had a woman who had chosen to give me up; on the other, I had a woman who'd sat up with me at night when I was sick as a child, who'd cried with me over boyfriends, who'd clapped fiercely at my law school graduation. Which acts made you more of a mother?»

Jodi Picoult


«I have always envied people who believe strongly in religion, people who could face a tragedy by praying and know that it would be all right.»

Jodi Picoult


«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.»

Jodi Picoult


«Go fuck yourself Judge."»

Jodi Picoult


«There are kinds of pain that you can't speak out loud.»

Jodi Picoult


«Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?»

Jodi Picoult


«A real friend isn't capable of feeling sorry for you.»

Jodi Picoult


«When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.»

Jodi Picoult


«She didn't like it when religious folks looked down on her for being an atheist; but to be honest, I didn't see how this was any different from the way she looked down on people for being Christians.»

Jodi Picoult


«It was a strange thing, to still be in love with your wife and to not know if you liked her. What would happen when this was all over? Could you forgive someone if she hurt you and the people you love, if she truly believed she was only trying to help?»

Jodi Picoult


«The person may have a scar, but it also means they have a story»

Jodi Picoult


«Into the silence rips a sound that makes me let go of Max's hand and cover my ears. It is like the strafe of a bullet, nails on a chalkboard, promises being broken. It's a note I have never heard - this chord of pure pain - and it takes a moment to realize it is coming from me.»

Jodi Picoult


«What he did was wrong. He doesn't deserve your love. But he does deserve your forgiveness, because otherwise he will grow like a weed in your heart until it's choked and overrun. The only person who suffers, when you squirrel away all that hate, is you.»

Jodi Picoult


«Is it a crime when you love someone so much that you can't stand the thought of them changing? Is it a crime when you love someone so much that you can't see clearly?»

Jodi Picoult


«No child really chooses his religion; it is just the luck of the draw which blanket of beliefs you are wrapped in.»

Jodi Picoult