Jodi Picoult

"If you want to see God laugh, make a plan."
"There are some dreams that get stuck between your teeth when you sleep, so that when you open your mouth to yawn awake they fly right out of you."
"Normal, in our house, is like a blanket too short for a bed--sometimes it covers you just fine, and other times it leaves you cold and shaking; and worst of all, you never know which of the two it's going to be."
"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."
"And the very act of living is a tide; at first it seems to make no difference at all, and then one day you look down and see how much pain has eroded"
"See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it"
"When you love someone you let them take care of you."
"If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?"
"My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her."
"and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart."
"You know it's never fifty-fifty in a marriage. It's always seventy-thirty, or sixty-forty. Someone falls in love first. Someone puts someone else up on a pedestal. Someone works very hard to keep things rolling smoothly; someone else sails along for the ride."
"You are only as invincible as your smallest weakness, and those are tiny indeed - the length of a sleeping baby's eyelash, the span of a child's hand. Life turns on a dime, and - it turns out - so does one's conscience."