Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper Quotes
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Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines.
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?
Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound.
true love is felonious… You take someone’s breath away… You rob them of the ability to utter a single word… You steal a heart.
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
It's about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone.. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.
There are just as many stories to be told in the dark spots s there are in the bright ones.
Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a Band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception.
I ...understand how a parent might hit a child- it's because you can look into their eyes and see a reflection of yourself that you wish you hadn't.
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
I wondered what happened when you offered yourself to someone, and they opened you, only to discover you were not the gift they expected and they had to smile and nod and say thank you all the same.
See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it
A real friend isn't capable of feeling sorry for you.
you're not a bad person because you want to be yourself.
Parenting is really just a matter of tracking, of hoping your kids do not get so far ahead you can no longer see their next moves.
What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on the edge of her crib and to hang her name up in the stars.
We are all, I suppose, beholden to our parents - the question is, how much?
I used to think I'd be just like them when I grew up, but I am not. And the thing is, somewhere along the way, I stopped wanting to be like them, anyway.
I learn from my own daughter that you don’t have to be awake to cry.
Nowadays, I dont have expectations, and this way she beats them all.
Clearly God was in some kind of mood on my birthday.
Here's my question: What age are you when you're in Heaven?
You know how the tightrope guy at the circus wants everyone to believe his act is an art, but deep down you can see that he's really just hoping he makes it all the way across?
Can you fall for someone because you're lazy?
I was in the mood to make out in the back row of the movie theater with someone who did not know my first name. I wanted three guys to fight for the honor of buying me a drink
It turns out that I learned something from my dear old dad after all: firemen are experts at getting into places they shouldn't be.
We take the elevator to the third floor, to the office of Dr. Harrison Chance. His name alone has put me off. Why not Dr. Victor?
Every second, another streak of silver glows: parentheses, exclamation points, commas--a whole grammar made of light, for words to hard to speak.
There are just as many stories to be told in the dark spots as there are in the bright ones.
Campbell" Julia says "Don't do this to me""Do what?""Push me off the same cliff twice
You would wind up as a cat, I told her. They don't need anyone else. I need you, she replied.Well, I said. Maybe I'll come back as catnip.
Chase every rung of possibility, and you still get absolutely nowhere.
You want to know what I want? I'm sick of being a guinea pig. I'm sick, but I'm never f*cking sick enough for this family.
The bottom line is that we never fall for the person we're supposed to.
When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven, because if he went to hell he would put out all the fires
Since when does anyone get the option to do the easiest?
Dylan Jerome, " the lawyer admits, "wanted to sue God for not caring enough about him.
well, sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.
I lean against my sister's shoulder. "I thought lightning wasn't supposed to strike in the same place twice.""Sure it does, " Izzy tells me. "But only if you're too dumb to move.
Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.
There is a curious thing that happens with the passage of time: a calcification of character.
Taking a deep breath, I shake my head and find Judge staring at me. "Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans, " I say. "Once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.
I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.Brian Fitzgerald, talking about his children.
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.
I wonder how much the general population of this country know that the legal system has far more to do with playing a good hand of poker than it does with justice.
It is a curious thing, watching a strong man fall to pieces.
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.
To be fair, I am not the same man. The one who listened. The one who believed her.
In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.
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.