The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.— Jodi Picoult
Useful My Sisters Keeper quotations
Because i have a sister I will always have a friend.
Until this moment, I had not realized that someone could break your heart twice, along the very same fault lines.
It is that fundamental belief, it is that fundamental belief, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper that makes this country work. It’s what allows us to pursue our individual dreams and yet still come together as one American family. E pluribus unum. Out of many, one.
A photo says, you were happy, and I wanted to catch that.
A photo says, you were so important to me that I put down everything else to come watch.
Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound.
Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.
Life sometimes gets so bogged down in the details, you forget you are living it.
You know how every now and then, you have a moment where your whole life stretches out ahead of you like a forked road, and even as you choose one gritty path you've got your eyes on the other the whole time, certain that you're making a mistake.
There are some things we do because we convince ourselves it would be better for everyone involved. We tell ourselves that it's the right thing to do, the altruistic thing to do. It's far easier than telling ourselves the truth.
When you care more if someone else lives than you do about yourself- is that what [love is]?
Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.
if you tell yourself you feel fine, you will.
And if your parents have you for a reason, then that reason better exist.
Because once it's gone, so are you.
remember that every fire will burn itself out, even without your help.
There are always sides. There is always a winner and a loser. For every person who gets, there's someone who must give.
Kids think with their brains cracked wide open;
becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut.
Dark matter has a gravitation effect on other objects.
You can't see it, you can't feel it, but you can watch something being pulled in its direction.
When you don't know where you're headed, you find places no one else would ever explore.
Life isn't nearly as stable as we want it to be.
It doesn't take a whole long life to realize that what we deserve to have, we rarely get.
I know that books I have written will still resonate in 50 years - particularly 'My Sister's Keeper.' It has sold three million copies in the States alone. I strongly feel that, as a novelist, you have a platform and the ability to change people's minds.
There are some nights when you just want to know there's someone else besides you in this wide world.
A woman isn't all that different from a bonfire.
A fire's a beautiful thing, right? Something you can't take your eyes off, when it's burning. If you can keep it contained, it'll throw light and heat for you. It's only when it gets out of control that you have to go on the offensive.
This is when I realize that Anna has already left the table, and more importantly, that nobody noticed.
In my family, we seem to have a tortured history of not saying what we ought to and not meaning what we do.
I used to pretend that I was just passing through this family on my way to my real one.
A fire can't burn forever. Eventually, it consumes itself.
i'm sure i'm worth a lot more dead than alive
On the surface, we're polar opposites.
Under the skin, though, we're the same: people think they know what they're getting, and they're always wrong.
I have only known her for two years. But if you took every memory, every moment, if you stretched them end to end-they'd reach forever.
The bottom line is that we never fall for the people we're supposed to.
It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you.
people think they know what they're getting, and they're always wrong.
A real friend isn't capable of feeling sorry for you.
They don't really pay attention to me, except when they need my blood or something. I wouldn't even be alive, if it wasn't for Kate being sick.