My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult

Quotes from My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult

“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.”

“Makes me realize silence has a sound.”

“It is so easy to think that the world revolves around you, but all you have to do is stare up at the sky to realize it isn’t that way at all.”

“I loved the way he smelled whenever his head dipped close to hear what I was saying.”

“You are a train wreck of sexual history.”

“No matter who you are, there is some part of you that always wishes you were someone else and when you get that wish, it’s a miracle.”

“I am convinced that there is a sensor sitting on my brain with a red stamp reminding me what I am not supposed to even think about, no matter how seductive it might be. It’s probably a good thing. I have a feeling that if I really try to figure out who I am, I’m not going to like who I see.”

“Do all the wonderful things happen when we are not aware of them?”

“It is one of those summer days that feel like a memory welling up in your throat.”

“Can you fall for someone because you’re lazy.”

“I am small in this seat, in this state in this lonely planet. I fold my hands together, holding between them the only emotion I’ve managed to keep from slipping away: regret.”

“Summertime, I think is a collective unconscious. We all remember the notes that made up the song of the ice cream song; we all know what it feels  like to run through an open field barefoot, the wind blowing through our hair; we all have lain on our backs with our lids, hoping that this day will stretch just a little longer than the last one, when in fact it’s all going in the other direction.”

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