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Jodi Picoult

Top 10 Best Quotes

“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.”

“How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?”

“Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back.”

“This was something she would keep hidden within herself, maybe in place of the knot of pain and anger she had been carrying under her breastbone...a security blanket, an ace up her sleeve. She might never use it, but she would always feel its presence like a swelling secret stone, and that way when she let go of the rage, she would not feel nearly as empty.”

“Traveling is all very well and good as long as you knew there is a place or person you can call home”

“If you loved someone, really loved them, would you let them go?”

“I once heard someone on a bus say that this guy had gotten under her skin. And it struck me as a remarkable thought - that someone would affect you so deeply they'd always be a part of you.”

“If God wanted us to act on instinct, we wouldn't have the power of reason.”

“There's a lot of things you can't see if you aren't' looking.”

“There are some weapons you can't protect yourself against.”

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