Barbara Kingsolver Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old barbara kingsolver quotes, barbara kingsolver sayings, and barbara kingsolver proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


But kids don't stay with you if you do it right. It's the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won't be needed in the long run.     

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It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't._     

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Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.     

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Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.     

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The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.     

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Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.     

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It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.     

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It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.     

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The truth needs so little rehearsal.     

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Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side.     

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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.     

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Stop a minute, right where you are. Relax your shoulders, shake your head and spine like a dog shaking off cold water. Tell that imperious voice in your head to be still.     

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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.     

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If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life.     

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Forgive me, O Heavenly Father, according to the multitude of Thy mercies. I have lusted in my heart to break a man's skull and scatter the stench of his brains across several people's back yards.     

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The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.     

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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.     

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This forest eats itself and lives forever.     

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The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.     

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Let's all sing the redneck national anthem: Settle for what you can get.     

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To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know.     

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A choir of seedlings arching their necks out of rotted tree stumps, sucking life out of death. I am the forest's conscience, but remember, the forest eats itself and lives forever.     

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The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.     

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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.      

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Corn syrup and added fats have been outed as major ingredients in fast food, but they hide out in packaged foods too, even presumed-innocent ones like crackers.     

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A meaningless phrase repeated again and again begins to resemble truth.     

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A dog can't think that much about what he's doing, he just does what feels right.     

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Fiction and essays can create empathy for the theoretical stranger.     

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A good title holds magic, some cognitive dissonance, a little grit between the teeth, but above all it is the jumping-off place into wonder.     

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A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture.     

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