“The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies.”
“Sometimes you can see things happen right in front of your eyes and still jump to the wrong conclusions.”
“You can believe something really hard,' Faith says, 'and still be wrong.”
"Suddenly Mariah wonders if moments like this are what qualify you as a good parent; realizing that no matter how you try, you will not be able to protect a child from the tragedies or the missteps or the nightmares. Maybe the job of a mother is not to shelter but to bear witness as a child hits full force... and then to cushion the fall when it's over."
"And, like the Wizard of Oz, he's learned if you hide long enough behind a curtain of bluff and principle, people stop trying to find out who you are in the first place."
(Keeping Faith, Jodi Picoult)