"I have several writer friends, but I don't involve them in my work process. I'm more likely to talk about the business of publishing with them."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Jodi Picoult on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Jodi Picoult on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Jodi Picoult on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Jodi Picoult on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Jodi Picoult on Abraham Lincoln
"I started writing when I had three kids under the age of 4. I used to write every ten minutes I got to sit in front of a computer. Now, when I have more time, I function the same way: if it's writing time, I write."
"I know that books I have written will still resonate in 50 years - particularly 'My Sister's Keeper.' It has sold three million copies in the States alone. I strongly feel that, as a novelist, you have a platform and the ability to change people's minds."
"Instead of plotting the demise of the traditional family, as some politicians and religious leaders would have you believe, gay people mow their lawns and watch 'American Idol' and video their children's concerts and have the same hopes and dreams that their straight counterparts do."
"The act of writing... is the act of trying to understand why my opinion is what it is. And ultimately, I think that's the same experience the reader has when they pick up one of my books."
"I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack."
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