Barbara Kingsolver Quotes


19 Barbara Kingsolver quotes:



"Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up."
"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
Author: Kingsolver Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Moms Quotes
"Close the door. Write with _no one_ looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer."
"It's surprising how much of memory is built around things unnoticed at the time."
"Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin."
"Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain."
"I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved."
"It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time."
"Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off."
"Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier."
"People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around."
"Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent."
"The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go... It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else."
"The truth needs so little rehearsal."
"We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts."
"What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on, and the fact that you know how to drive."
"What you lose in blindness is the space around you, the place where you are, and without that you might not exist. You could be nowhere at all."
"There's a graveyard in northern France where all the dead boys from D-Day are buried. The white crosses reach from one horizon to the other. I remember looking it over and thinking it was a forest of graves. But the rows were like this, dizzying, diagonal, perfectly straight, so after all it wasn't a forest but an orchard of graves. Nothing to do with nature, unless you count human nature."
Author: Kingsolver Quotes Category: Boys Quotes
"Codi: Gives you the willies, doesn't it? The thought of raising kids in a place where the front yard ends in a two-hundred-foot drop? [referring to cliff dwellings] Loyd: No worse than raising up kids where the front yard ends in a freeway."



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