Jodi Picoult is one of the most prolific writers around, releasing almost a book a year since 1992. Still, her work remains fresh and is guaranteed to summon tears from her readers’ tear ducts. Whether it’s life, death, or the dynamics of family, Picoult has an ear for authenticity and a gift for expressing herself. Whittling down her best lines isn’t so easy, so here are just some of the deepest truths Picoult has shared.
1. 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.
2. Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it.
3. 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.
4. The bottom line is that we never fall for the people we’re supposed to.
5. 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.
6. You don’t need water to feel like you’re drowning, do you?
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled?
10. 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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