Jodi Picoult is an author from the United States.

Picoult has authored 27 books and related short stories, as well as several Wonder Woman issues. In 2003, she won the New England Bookseller Award for fiction.

Picoult is a popular fiction author who specializes in family sagas.

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She typically bases her plots on a moral dilemma or a procedural drama in which family members are pitted against one another.

Despite her reputation as a chick-lit author, Picoult has written about a wide range of difficult or moral subjects throughout her career, including abortion, assisted suicide, racial relations, eugenics, LGBT rights, and school shootings.

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Best Jodi Picoult Quotes

You might have to lose control before you could find out what you’d been missing. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

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What we all want, really, is to be loved. That craving drives our worst behavior. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

Something still exists as long as there’s someone around to remember it. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

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The bottom line is that we never fall for the people we’re supposed to. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

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I don’t think we get a choice in who we fall for, I think we just do. ~ Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith.

There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

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Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far. ~ Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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I’m lonely. Why do you think I had to learn to act so independent? ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

Can you hate someone for what they have done, but still love them for whom they had been? ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

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Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

So much of the language of love was like that: you devoured someone with your eyes, you drank in the sight of him, you swallowed him whole. Love was substance, broken down and beating through your bloodstream. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

Famous Jodi Picoult Quotes

Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

Isn’t it amazing how, when you strip away everything, people are so much alike? ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

I always hated when my scars started to fade, because as long as I could still see them, I knew why I was hurting. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

But then again, maybe bad things happen because it’s the only way we can keep remembering what good is supposed to look like. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

I wonder if, as you get older, you stop missing people so fiercely. Maybe growing up is just focusing on what you’ve got, instead of what you don’t. ~ Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time: A Novel

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? ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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There was nothing left to say. ~ Jodi Picoult, The Pact: A Love Story.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith.

I knew what it was like to lose someone you loved. You didn’t get past something like that, you got through it. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

You couldn’t have strength without weakness, you couldn’t have light without dark, you couldn’t have love without loss. ~ Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle.: A Novel

If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask. with nothing beneath it? ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

Top Jodi Picoult Quotes

She was forced to consider the startling fact that the love of her life might not actually be someone with whom she could spend a lifetime. ~ Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle.

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It was so damn hard to find love in this world, to locate someone who could make you feel that there was a reason you’d been put on this earth. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

The hardest thing in the world is believing someone can change. It’s always easier to go along with the way things are than to admit that you might have been wrong in the first place. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

When you are attracted to people, it’s because of the details. Their kindness. Their eyes. The fact that they can get you to laugh when you need it the most. ~ Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home.

Things that break – be they bones, hearts, or promises – can be put back together but will never really be whole. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

I know what it’s like when the things you believe make you feel like you’re on the outside looking in. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

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She’s not classically beautiful, but somehow that only makes her more interesting. ~ Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith.

She became whoever she needed to be to survive, but she never let anyone else define her. ~ Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller.

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart.

When someone leaves you once, you expect it to happen again. Eventually you stop getting close enough to people to let them become important to you, because then you don’t notice when they drop of your world. ~ Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time(with bonus novella Larger Than Life): A Novel

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Happiness is what you choose to remember. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

You don’t need water to feel like you’re drowning. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

So you know what I mean when I say that I don’t think anyone who falls in love has a choice. You’re just pulled to that person…whether it’s good for you or bound to break your heart. ~ Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home.

Popular Jodi Picoult Quotes

There were lies we told to save ourselves, and then there were lies we told to rescue others. What counted more, the mistruth, or the greater good? ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

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You’re not a bad person because you want to be yourself. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

Can you hate someone for what they have done, but still love them for whom they had been? ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

This is what I like about photographs. They’re proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect. ~ Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf.

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You live and let live, eventually that becomes enough. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

You fell in love with someone because of the tilt of his smile, or because he could make you laugh, or in this case, because he made you believe you were the only one who could save him. ~ Jodi Picoult, Picture Perfect.

People changed. Even the people you thought you knew as well as you knew yourself. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

Did you ever wonder if the person in the picture is the same one you see when you look in the mirror?” – “That’s the eternal question, isn’t it? Are we born who we are, or do we make ourselves that way? ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

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I taste her and realize I have been starving. ~ Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home.

The only difference between a wish and a prayer is that you’re at the mercy of the universe for the first, and you’ve got some help with the second. ~ Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home.

There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

Inspirational Jodi Picoult Quotes

Do you know how there are moments when the world moves so slowly you can feel your bones shifting, your mind tumbling? When you think that no matter what happens to you for the rest of your life, you will remember every last detail of that one minute forever? ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

When you have been burned by fire once, you don’t leap into the flames again. ~ Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines.

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When you love someone you let them take care of you. ~ Jodi Picoult.

When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over. ~ Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith.

I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don’t you think? ~ Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith.

You know how sometimes, your life is so perfect you’re afraid for the next moment, because it couldn’t possibly be quite as good? That’s what it felt like. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart.

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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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts.

Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it’s safe inside your mouth.
~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

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People ask all the time how I’m doing, but the truth is, they don’t really want to know. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

They say that there are moments that open up your life like a walnut cracked, that change your point of view so that you never look at things the same way again. ~ Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith.

You can’t undo something that’s happened; you can’t take back a word that’s already been said out loud. ~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

Inspiring Jodi Picoult Quotes

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.: A Novel.

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, Nineteen Minutes.

I knew what it was like to lose someone you loved. You didn’t get past something like that, you got through it. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart.

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You’ll tell yourself anything you have to, to pretend that you’re still the one in control. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change Of Heart.

Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

Love has nothing to do with what you’re looking at and everything to do with who’s looking. ~ Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart.

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.

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That’s what happens to dreams, life gets in the way. ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care.

Prayer is like water – something you can’t imagine has the strength or power to do any good, and yet give it time and it can change the lay of the land. ~ Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home.

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. ~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper.


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