41 Favorite Quotes From Best Selling Books To Keep Your Heart Warm (Part III)

by - July 07, 2019






1- “The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies”


― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



2- “Let me tell you what you feel like when you know you are ready to die.

You sleep a lot, and when you wake up the very first thought in your head is that you wish you could go back to bed.

You go entire days without eating, because food is a commodity that keeps you here.

You read the same page a hundred times.

You rewind your life like a videocassette and see the things that make you weep, things that make you pause, but nothing that makes you want to play it forward.

You forget to comb your hair, to shower, to dress.

And then one day, when you make the decision that you have enough energy left in you to do this one, last, monumental thing, there comes a peace. Suddenly you are counting moments as you haven’t for months. Suddenly you have a secret that makes you smile, that makes people say you look wonderful, although you feel like a shell-brittle and capable of cracking into a thousand pieces.”



― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



3- “My mother used to tell me that when push comes to shove, you always know who to turn to. That being a family isn't a social construct but an instinct.”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



4- “This is love, I think. A place where people who have been alone may lock together like hawks and spin in the air, dizzy with surprise at the connection. A place you go willingly, and with wonder”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith








5- “My teacher in first grade said that long ago people used to believe all kinds of things, because they didn't know any better. Like you shouldn't take a bath, because it could make you sick. And then someone saw germs under a microscope and started to think differently. You can believe something really hard, and still be wrong. “

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



6- “If it is possible to die of grief then why on earth can't someone be healed by happiness?”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



7- “The thing about having something hidden in your past is that you spend every minute of the future building a wall that makes the monster harder to see. You convince yourself that the wall is sturdy and thick, and one day, when you wake up and the horrible thing does not immediately jump into your mind, you give yourself the freedom to pretend that it is well and truly gone. Which only makes it that much more painful when something like this happens, and you learn that the concrete wall is really as transparent as glass, and twice as fragile.”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith


8- “We don’t have to accept each other’s beliefs…but we do have to accept each other’s right to believe them.”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith








9- “The worst thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task of starting over.”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



10- “Being a father, Colin knows, is no AT&T commercial, no simple feat of tossing a ball across a green yard or braiding a length of hair. It is knowing all the words to Goodnight Moon. It is waking a split second in the middle of the night before you hear her fall out of bed. It is watching her twirl in a tutu and having one’s mind leap over the years to wonder how it will be to dance at her wedding. It”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



11- “In my experience, falling in love has little to do with wanting someone. It is much more enticing to me to be wanted”

― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith



12- “Look at my child, at the shine of her flyaway curls and the butterfly flight of her smile—this is not the face of someone dying by degrees. 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.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



13- “You are allowed to take a break, you know. No one has to be a martyr twenty-four/seven.” But I hear her wrong. “I think once you sign on to be a mother, that's the only shift they offer.”



― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper






14- “Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



15- “You don't love someone because they're perfect,” she says. “You love them in spite of the fact that they're not.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



16- “I realize then that we never have children, we receive them. And sometimes it's not for quite as long as we would have expected or hoped. But it is still far better than never having had those children at all.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



17- “ you said that none of us is obligated to go into a fire and save someone else from a burning building. But that all changes if you're a parent and the person in that burning building is your child. If that's the case, not only would everyone understand if you ran in to get your child—they'd practically expect it of you.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



18- “IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parent who loses a child.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



19- “THERE SHOULD BE A STATUTE of limitation on grief. A rule book that says it is all right to wake up crying, but only for a month. That after forty -two days you will no longer turn with your heart racing, certain you have heard her call out your name. That there will be no fine imposed if you feel the need to clean out her desk; take down her artwork from the refrigerator; turn over a school portrait as you pass—if only because it cuts you fresh again to see it. That it is okay to measure the time she has been gone, the way we once measured her birthdays.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



20- “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





21- “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



22- “Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



23- “It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



24- “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

25- “I believe that if you are lucky enough to have a child, then you should love them, whether or not society labels them as flawed, whether or not you label them as flawed. “You”

― Gilly Macmillan, The Perfect Girl

26- “Well dear, your bed is made now, but all I can say is, I hope your new husband will listen to your dreams.”

 Sarah Bilson, Bed rest



27- “These last few days I’ve been rereading the tales and wondering about the lessons kids learn at the end. Everything seems to wind up great for the good people—the princes and princesses get married, and the evil beasties meet with a hideous bloodcurdling death. I suppose that’s all kids can cope with, but it’s hardly an accurate representation of life, is it? We teach our children that everything works out for the best if they’re good and well behaved, but all the time we know it’s not true. Bad things happen to us no matter what. Princes and princesses may love each other ever so much—so much it hurts—but it doesn’t mean they’re going to live happily ever after.”
 Sarah Bilson, Bed rest



28- “I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close




29- “I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



30- “There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



31- “She wants to know if I love her, that's all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in the flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet.”


― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



32- “So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



33- “I missed you even when I was with you. That’s been my problem. I miss what I already have, and I surround myself with things that are missing.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



34- “We had everything to say to each other, but no ways to say it”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



35- “What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think. I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



36- “In bed that night I invented a special drain that would be underneath every pillow in New York, and would connect to the reservoir. Whenever people cried themselves to sleep, the tears would all go to the same place, and in the morning the weatherman could report if the water level of the Reservoir of Tears had gone up or down, and you could know if New York is in heavy boots.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



37- “I did not need to know if he could love me.
I needed to know if he could need me.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



38- “I hope you never think about anything as much as I think about you.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



39- “There's nothing wrong with not understanding yourself.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



40- “We talked about nothing in particular, but it felt like we were talking about the most important things...”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



41- “She let out a laugh, and then she put her hand over her mouth, like she was angry at herself for forgetting her sadness.”


― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

 

The Books


1- Keeping Faith :






2- My Sister's Keeper :




3. Bed rest :






4. Extremely loud and incredibly close :











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