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"Can't you hear it?' you said. ‘When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth." ~ Jodi Picoult
"It was the sort of place where you could hear the tumblers of your mind falling into place as you pieced thought together, as you tried to match it to action." ~ Jodi Picoult
"He isn't Eric, so our lips don't move in a familiar rhythm. He isn't Eric, and so our teeth grit against each other. He holds the back of my head, as if he is afraid I will break away. My heart beats so hard I begin to feel it in forgotten places: behind my eyes, at the base of my throat, between my legs." ~ Jodi Picoult
"I sit for a few moments in the empty courtroom. If this were like old times, I would got home and tell Delia that I'd lost the hearing. I'd repeat verbatim what the judge had said, and I'd ask her to interpret it. We'd dissect my performance until she finally threw up her hands and said we were going nowhere with any of this.She will not be back tonight, I suppose. And we're still going nowhere." ~ Jodi Picoult
"She felt a cage coming down around her; too late she realized that he had her trapped by the heart. And like any unwilling animal that was well and truly caught, she could escape only by leaving a piece of herself behind." ~ Jodi Picoult
"I imagine the touch of someone who loves you so much, he cannot bear to watch you sleep; and so you wake up with his hand on your heart." ~ Jodi Picoult
"I had the heart of the relationship, and no body to grow it in... It broke." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Raw love, like raw heartache, could blindside you." ~ Jodi Picoult
"I wondered why the head could move so swiftly while the heart dragged its feet." ~ Jodi Picoult
"The best parenting advice I ever got was from a labor nurse who told me the following:1. After your baby gets here, the dog will just be a dog.2. The terrible twos last through age three.3. Never ask your child an open-ended question, such as "Do you want to go to bed now?" You won't want to hear the answer, believe me. "Do you want me to carry you upstairs, or do you want to walk upstairs to go to bed?" That way, you get the outcome you want and they feel empowered." ~ Jodi Picoult
"You can boil your life down to a single suitcase, if you desperately have to. Ask yourself what you really need, and it won't be what you imagine - you will easily toss aside unfinished work, and bills, and your daily calendar to make room for the pair of flannel pajamas you wear when it rains; and the stone your child gave you that is shaped like a heart; and the battered paperback you revisit every April because it was what you were reading the first time you fell in love. It turns out that what's important is not everything that you've accumulated all these years, but those few things you can carry with you." ~ Jodi Picoult
"When the news you don't want to hear is looming before you like Everest, two things can happen. Tragedy can run you through like a sword, or it can become your backbone. Either you fall apart and sob, or you say, 'Right. What's next?" ~ Jodi Picoult
"Perhaps he d always known that the truth of a person lies in the heart." ~ Jodi Picoult
"I sigh. "But if you'd talked to Jules—if she could hear you . . ." My voice trails off."Then you wouldn't feel quite so crazy?" Oliver asks gently. "Can't you believe in me, if I believe in you?" ~ Jodi Picoult
"How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?" ~ Jodi Picoult
"You can feel people staring: it's like heat that rise from the pavement during summer, like a poker in the small of your back. You don't have to hear a whisper, either, to know that it's about you. I use to stand in front of the mirror in the bathroom to see what they are staring at. I wanted to know what made their heads turn, what it was about me that was so incredibly different. At first I couldn't tell. I mean, I was just me. Then one day. When I looked in the mirror, I understood. I looked into my own eyes and I hated myself, maybe as much as all of them did. That was the day I started to believe they might be right.jodi picoult" ~ Jodi Picoult
"The Thai people are pathologically shy. Combine that with a reluctance to lose face by giving a wrong answer, and it makes for a painfully long [ESL] class. Usually I ask the students to work on exercises in small groups, and then I move around and check their progress. But for days like today, when I'm grading on participation, speaking up in public is a necessary evil. "Jao," I say to a man in my class. "You own a pet store, and you want to convince Jaidee to buy a pet." I turn to a second man. "Jaidee, you do not want to buy that pet. Let's hear your conversation."They stand up, clutching their papers. "This dog is reccommended," Jao begins."I have one already," Jaidee replies."Good job!" I encourage. "Jao, give him a reason why he should buy your dog.""This dog is alive," Jao adds.Jaidee shrugs. "Not everyone wants a pet that is alive."Well, not all days are successes..." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Things that break - be they bones, hearts, or promises - can be put back together but will never really be whole." ~ Jodi Picoult
"But I wouldn't get him close, and I would never show him my heart." ~ Jodi Picoult
"You heard form Jacob these days?""No, which is the way I wish it to be," Aaron said quietly.Ephram shook his head. "He was banned from the Church, Aaron. Not from your life.""They're the same to me.""That's the thing I don't understand, you know. Since forgiveness is the very first rule." -Plain Truth" ~ Jodi Picoult
"Since it had gotten so quiet in the room that you could hear the sound of your own doubts..." ~ Jodi Picoult
"She puts her hands on either side of my face, and the room falls away. I have never gotten so lost in a kiss before. And then, the space between us explodes. My heart keeps missing beats and my hands cannot bring her close enough to me. I taste her and realize I have been starving. I have loved before, but it didn't feel like this.I have kissed before, but it didn't burn me alive. Maybe it lasts a minute, and maybe it's an hour. All I know is that kiss, and how soft her skin is when it brushes against mine, and that even if I did not know it until now, I have been waiting for this person forever." ~ Jodi Picoult
"a guardian ad litem... GAL is appointed by a court to be a child's advocate during legal proceedings that involve a minor. You don't have to be a lawyer to be trained as a GAL, but you have to have a moral compass and a heart. Which, actually probably renders most lawyers unqualified for the job." ~ Jodi Picoult
"and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart." ~ Jodi Picoult
"There is a reason history has, at its heart, the narrative of one's life." ~ Jodi Picoult
"But what if--" I realize that I don't want him to disappear. I may not fully believe he's real; I may not understand why I can hear him speaking to me--but I sort of like it. I like knowing that of all the people in the world, I'm the only one listening to what he has to say. It makes me feel like we've been destined for each other." ~ Jodi Picoult
"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?" ~ Jodi Picoult
"If there's a physical component to falling in love—the butterflies in your stomach, the roller coaster of your soul—then there's an equal physical component to falling out of love. It feels like your lungs are sieves, so you can't get enough air. Your insides freeze solid. Your heart becomes a tiny, bitter pearl, a chemical reaction to one irritating grain of truth." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Maybe honesty is overvalued. What's truly priceless is picking out from a stream of falsehoods the ones you most need to hear." ~ Jodi Picoult
"It was not compassion that led to Daniel's change of heart, and it was not kindness. It was realizing that, against all odds, he had something in common with Jason Underhill. Like Daniel, Jason had learned the hard way that they we are never the people we think we are. We are the ones we pretend, with all our hearts, we can't become." ~ Jodi Picoult
"With my heart racing, I ran in the other direction; leaving the rest of this rescue to people who actually want to be heroes." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Memories aren't stored in the heart or the head or even the soul, if you ask me, but in the spaces between any given two people." ~ Jodi Picoult
"When you let people into the inner sanctum of your life, you risk having them see the heart of you. (from Vanishing Acts)" ~ Jodi Picoult
"When you have been with your partner for so many years, they become the glove compartment map that you've worn dog-eared and white-creased, the trail you recogonize so well you could draw it by heart and for this very reason keep it with you on journeys at all times. And yet, when you least expect it, one day you open your eyes and there is an unfamiliar turnoff, a vantage point taht wasn't there before, and you have to stop and wonder if maybe this landmark isn't new at all, but rather something you have missed all along." ~ 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
"oh shit, i think. my cheeks are on fire; my heart starts to pound." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Writing is successful schizophrenia because I'm paid to hear voices in my head." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Her hair is longer now, and fine lines bracket her mouth, parentheses around a lifetime of words I was not around to hear." ~ Jodi Picoult
"if you think of a relationship as a living entity, I guess it's one thing if the missing two percent is, like, a fingernail. But when it's the heart, that's a whole different ball of wax." ~ Jodi Picoult
"You'd think someone who'd been to medical school would be able to hear through a stethoscope that somebody was empty inside." ~ Jodi Picoult
"A heart with so many stress fractures would never be anything but broken." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Well, I had the other problem," I told him. "I had the heart of the relationship, and no body to grow it in.""What happened then?""What else," I said. "It broke." ~ Jodi Picoult
"You want to hear something really sad?' I whisper. 'You're my best friend.''You're right. That is really sad.' Oliver grins.'That's not what I meant.''Are we still playing True Confessions?' he asks.'Is that what we're doing?'He reaches toward me and rubs a strand of my hair between his fingers. 'I think you're beautiful,' Oliver says. 'Inside and out.'He leans forward from the tiniest bit and breathes in, closing his eyes, before he lets the hair fall back against my cheek. I feel it inside me, as if I've been shocked.I don't pull away.I don't want to pull away.'I... I don't know what to say,' I stammer.Oliver's eyes light up. 'Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walk into mine,' he quotes. He moves slowly, so that I know what's coming, and kisses me." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Having to face him at a competency hearing is like getting to hell and finding out that the only food available is raw liver-insult added to injury." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Although you hadn't asked why, it had less to do with you not noticing than with you not wanting to hear the answer." ~ Jodi Picoult
"I drew it over my skin like a violins bow, No one would ever hear the song of my shame." ~ Jodi Picoult
"The thinnest slice would be teeming with memories of a love so strong it turned you inside out and left you gasping, and would be an identical match to a slice stored in the heart of a soul mate." ~ Jodi Picoult
"I knew that somewhere God was laughing. He had taken the other half of my heart, the one person who knew me better than I knew myself, and He had done what nothing else could do. By bringing us together, He had set into motion the one thing that could tear us apart." ~ Jodi Picoult
"Someone real," I hear myself saying. "Someone who never has to pretend, and who I never have to pretend around. Someone who's smart, but knows how to laugh at himself. Someone who would listen to a symphony and start to cry, because he understands music can be too big for words. Someone who knows me better than I know myself. Someone I want to talk to first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Someone I feel like I've known my whole life, even if I haven't." ~ Jodi Picoult
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I had been kissed once by someone I liked. His name was Ray and he was Indian. He had an accent and was dark. I wasn't supposed to like him. Clarissa called his large eyes, with their half closed lids, "freak-a-delic," but he was nice and smart and helped me cheat on my algebra exam while pretending he hadn't. He kissed me by my locker the day before we turned in our photos for the yearbook. When the yearbook came out at the end of the summer, I saw that under his picture he had answered the standard "My heart belongs to" with "Susie Salmon." I guess he had had plans. I remember his lips were chapped."
Author: Alice Sebold

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