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They're fake bullets, so why do I feel like Im bleeding out?


Jodi Picoult

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Theres a reason why theyre not amateurs anymore.
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Like a missing tooth, sometimes an absence is more noticeable than a presence.
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The wolves knew when it was time to stop looking for what they'd lost, to focus instead on what was ...
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Jesse just smiles. He blows a smoke ring. "Sis," he says, "welcome to the Dark Side.
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Isn’t that what true romance is supposed to be about? Finding the person who’s your soul mate. S...
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I smiled at him as best I could and pushed the paper across the table before he could change his min...
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She puts her hands on either side of my face, and the room falls away. I have never gotten so lost i...
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You cannot intimidate people with real bullets, but you can intimidate them with fake gun.
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Edward: You know what the difference is between a dream and a goal? he used to say to me. A plan.
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What if the one I choose to discount is one who has been truly hurt?
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Why do I feel like we just got married?
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I’m the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they’re cut and bleed...
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why can't you see i'm a kid', said the kid.
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Why do we work so hard to feel so terrible.
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I have fake eye lashes on and they feel like tarantulas. But they're not real tarantulas.
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Don't say it. Don't say nobody's going to stare at me, because they will. Don't tell me it doesn't m...
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Hey, don't you ever fake orgasms with me."

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I feel like these people are my family you know, so I do as much as I can for my family right here a...
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Why do we feel like we need to trend toward mediocrity so that we fit in with the crowd?
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theyre missing whole streets.
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On the interception, I was out of bounds,
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Married to the Mob.
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My father looked right at me, but he didn't answer. And his eyes were dazed and staring through me, ...
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The thing that most people didn't understand, if they weren't in his line if work, was that a rape v...
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I was so concerned with getting the ball out of my hands and not taking the sack, that sometimes I t...
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I knew I had to throw the ball better,'' Manning said of his poor start.
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I think the reason that I have that title or that moniker is because people don't know what to expec...
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I'm not happy, that's all I can say about it,'' he said.
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When I think of how things could have turned out, I feel as if I've dodged, not just bullets, bu...
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Never felt lyk im alone bcoz my soul always follows me dats wat make me feel im not alone & I"ll nev...
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That is just what Jodi can do so well. She took over the game. She ran the offense well, played good...
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I can't respect the self-sabotaging behavior. Tell me why you choose to be negative and fake? Why do...
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I'm not a fake like many guys out here.
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I don't know but sometimes I feel that im not a good person in this planet However I like that feeli...
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An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients, they...
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There are some nights when you just want to know there's someone else besides you in this wide world...
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You may be real, but you're still stuck in a book.
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Have you ever felt so alone and nothing seems to make sense? well that's how i feel right now. I fee...
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I pick up a pen and start to unscrew the whole thing, pull out the skinny little tube of blue ink. I...
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With my heart racing, I ran in the other direction; leaving the rest of this rescue to people who ac...
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I sometimes wonder if it's just me, or if there are other women who figure out where they're suppose...
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I hadn't been thinking, actually. I was just trying to get to a place where I'd be noticed.
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I don't know but sometimes I feel that im not a good person in this planet However I like that feeli...
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I didn't feel anything, ... I didn't know until somebody told me my back was bleeding.
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We can't catch everything, but we do our best to check fake IDs. The fake IDs are so good nowadays.
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I feel I let my team down today, ... My heart is bleeding for everybody else. I felt like I should h...
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Hello you're with Drudge.
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I can field my position. If I start worrying about being ready for a line drive too soon that means ...
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I told him that he played a great game,'' said Falcons quarterback Michael Vick , who like Manning w...
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You're either ready and prepared to take on the task, or you're not,'' he said.
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throw enough shit at the wall and some should stick?
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I don't expect Christian Fundamentalists to reach out to me. They are adamant that homosexuals are i...
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I told my Nike representative, 'Why didn't you guys use me for this?''' Williams said, laughing.
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casually made his 'abort black fetuses' argument.
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I did not have one butterfly out there today,'' he said.
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Aye, well, I've got my garden.
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Decisions are the endless uncertainties of life that we'll not know if theyre right until the very e...
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Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing somethin...
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The question is not if you're willing to die for her. The question is, can you live without her?
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You can make it dark, but I can't make it light.
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I find myself staring at the goldfish. Bright as a penny, he swims in circles, happy to be going now...
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I'd try to stuff myself into one of these scenarios, but it's like wearing a size five sneaker when ...
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You would wind up as a cat, I told her. They don't need anyone else.
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I feel real really good. I can call any scheme in practice and have confidence that they'll execute ...
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I don't know limits, that's why I'am infinite and even when im gone I will still remain Sun
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My knee is bleeding--I can feel it, too. That's OK. It's rock 'n' roll.
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Bullets an stuff be flying all over. It is something I simply cannot understand - why in hell is we ...
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I love skating so much and I feel like every time I step out onto the ice, that's what I'm meant to ...
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The rain fell like dead bullets.
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I might have to do the London Marathon. I like crowds, so that is why I like the big marathons.
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"Says who?" I ask. "Did you really think that a story exi...
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We'd sit with a big bowl of popcorn, wrapped together in a queen-size blanket, and would escape to a...
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Just so you know, when they say "once upon a time"....they're lying. It's not once upon a time. Its ...
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Stars are fires that burn for thousands of years. Some of them burn slow and long, like red dwarfs. ...
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The thing that most people didn't understand...was that a rape victim and a victim of a fatal accide...
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It was so damn hard to find love in this world, to locate someone who could make you feel that there...
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Being adopted felt like reading a book that had the first chapter ripped out. You might be enjoying ...
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Even if we have grown so far apart that we don't recognize each other when we pass, we have this lif...
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Sometimes there aren't words. The silence between us is flung wide as an ocean. But I manage to reac...
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A lie took two parties - the weaver of the tale and the sucker who so badly wanted to believe it.
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I didn't think i could possibly love another baby as much as I loved the one I'd already had," I con...
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if there isn’t a them, there can’t be an us.
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The apple . . . came before Adam and Eve in the story of creation. It had to have been there at leas...
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I have a sister, so I know-that relationship, it's all about fairness: you want your sibling to have...
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Do you know how sometimes - when you are riding your bike and you start skidding across sand, or whe...
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It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened whe...
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I shouldn't have eavesdropped, but sometimes, that's the only way to find out the truth.
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You don't love someone because they're perfect," she says. "You love them in spite of the fact that ...
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Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that th...
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It's never the differences between people that surprise us. It's the things that, against all odds, ...
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You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank p...
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You’ll tell yourself anything you have to, to pretend that you’re still the one in control.
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The first question she was asked was What do you do? as if that were enough to define you. Nobody ev...
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Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing somethin...
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What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on...
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There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition...
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Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under...
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...People do belong to each other. Once you make a sacrifice for someone, you own part of his or her...
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words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that ...
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I feel I'm able to get rid of any demons lurking in my psyche through my writing, which leaves m...
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Parenting is really just a matter of tracking, of hoping your kids do not get so far ahead you can n...
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I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them....
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I became a firefighter because I wanted to save people. But I should have been more specific. I shou...
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I know what it's like to start something and have it suddenly grow out of control. And you want to g...
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But love wasn't about sacrifice, and it wasn't about falling short of someone's expectations. By def...
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Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how be...
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Edward: You know what the difference is between a dream and a goal? he used to say to me. A plan.
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Life is not a plot; it's in the details.
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Annie turned away, her eyes glittering. 'Here's what no one tells you,' she said. 'When you deliver ...
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No, honestly, my mouth shouldn't be able to function unless my brain's engaged.
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The hardest part about being back in the human world was relearning emotion. Everything a wolf does ...
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You figured that the only way I'd be happy is if I did the things you thought would be best for me.
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I don't know whether you can look at your past and find, woven like the hidden symbols on a treasure...
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A photo says, you were happy, and I wanted to catch that. A photo says, you were so important to me ...
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I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father," she whispers. Fathers always want you to mea...
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When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.
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When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven, because if h...
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I ...understand how a parent might hit a child- it's because you can look into their eyes and see a ...
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Nobody wants to admit to this, but bad things will keep on happening. Maybe that's beause it's all a...
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You know how sometimes, your life is so perfect you’re afraid for the next moment, because it coul...
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Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or ...
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