Jodi Picoult Love Quotes and Sayings
2. 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.
3. When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it’s safe inside your mouth.
4. When you love someone you let them take care of you.
5. 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.
6. “I love you,” he whispered, and that was the moment he knew what he was going to do. When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how fucked up; no matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces.
7. Do you know what it’s like to love someone so much, that you can’t see yourself without picturing her? Or what it’s like to touch someone, and feel like you’ve come home? What we had wasn’t about sex, or about being with someone just to show off what you’ve got, the way it was for other kids our age. We were, well, meant to be together. Some people spend their whole lives looking for that one person. I was lucky enough to have her all along.
8. Love meant jumping off a cliff and trusting that a certain person would be there to catch you at the bottom.
9. 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.
10. You know someone’s right for you when the things they don’t have to say are even more important than the things they do.
11. 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.
12. All any of us wanted, really, was to know that we counted. That someone else’s life would not have been as rich without us here.
13. 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?
Picoult currently has some 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
Sayings by Jodi Picoult
1. 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.
2. Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.
3. Did you ever walk through a room that’s packed with people, and feel so lonely you can hardly take the next step?
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.
8. You make yourself strong because it’s expected of you. You become confident because someone beside you is unsure. You turn into the person others need you to be.
9. Some lessons can’t be taught, they simply have to be learned.
10. Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you’re young. But I don’t think we make any fewer when we’re grown up.
11. 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.
12. You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
13. 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.
14. I’ve always sort of wondered: If everyone else’s opinion is what matters, then do you ever really have one of your own?
15. Things had a way of working out for the best when you let them run their course.