"There's that unwritten schism that literary writers get all the awards and commericals writers get all the success."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Jodi Picoult on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Jodi Picoult on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Jodi Picoult on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Jodi Picoult on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Jodi Picoult on Winston Churchill
"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."
"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."
"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."