Second Glance – by Jodi Picoult

Quotes from Second Glance – by Jodi Picoult

“You can stare right at something and not see what lies beneath the surface.”

“What makes you walk past thirty thousand people without a second glance and then when you loos at the thirty thousandth and one person you know you’ll never take your eyes off them again.”

“Words have a way of letting you down. Most of the time words that are not spoken are the ones you need the most.”

“She had been broken. She hid it well but from personal experience, once you had put the pieces back together, even though you might look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall.”

“Life is all about being in a certain place at a certain time.”

“When we’re awake we see what we need to see. When we’re asleep, we see what’s really there.”

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”

“He grew acutely aware of the distance between his shoulder and hers. If he shrugged, he would touch her. It had been so long since he felt like this – a physical awareness so intense it seemed to require all of his attention, a fleeting prayer for something beyond his control – earthquake, tsunami – anything that might naturally close the space.”

“What would it be like to sit at the dinner table with them, to say something relevant, to watch them look at me as someone to be considered instead of something to be dismissed.”

“Do what you can today so you can change the world tomorrow.”

sokoki – one who has broken away

olegwasi – dream well

“Roses burst into bloom at midnight. Water doesn’t boil; words slide from pages of books. The sky is the wrong color. And as I walk through this strange world, the ground is frozen beneath my feet.”

“What I need is someone who does not want me to sleep though my own life.”

“She wanted a man who would feel about her the way she felt about him – as if he’d been missing something until they met, willing to give up everything to follow her from one world to the another, certain that every disastrous second he’d spent alone had only been leading up to this moment.”

“You can be haunted for years by someone you’ve never met.”

“Get it right – fell madly, truly, deeply, and perhaps there’d be an eternity carried out solely for the two of you.”

“Love is not a because, it’s a no matter what.”

“Trapped in the whirlpool of what might have been, you might not be able to drag yourself out – but you could be saved by someone else who reached in.”

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