Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult

Quotes from Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult

“I hold myself accountable for falling in love in the first place.”

“As my knees sink, I begin to take ownership of my own soul, something that has been missing since childbirth. Strength that could move a city, that could heal a heart and resurrect the dead. With the sheer power of everything I used to dream I could be, I break away.”

“Suddenly, I break free and sprint down the beach, kicking sand up behind me. You can run but you can’t hide I think. Oh yes, but I can try. I feel air catch in my lungs and I get a cramp in my side and this pain, this wonderful pain that I can place, reminds that after all I am still alive.”

“Remember when it was you and me, baby, in this field, at fifteen with life laid out in front of us like a treasure chest; and love was something to breathe in your ear? Do you remember how easy it was to say forever?”

“Come with me, come along, we have all the time in the world.”

“Now that I know what it is like to feel complete, it’s no good to be by myself. It just doesn’t feel the same.”

“All I need in my life is an instant of time  when I can honestly say I was on top of the world and not be lying.”

“What is the point of love unless I can have the ideal?”

 

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