Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Who the Heck is Barbara Kingsolver?

Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet.

Born April 08, 1955

Books by Barbara Kingsolver


Best 37 Quotes by Barbara Kingsolver

“Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.”

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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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“Humans can be fairly ridiculous animals.”

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“I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I'd written.”

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“If you never stepped on anybody's toes, you never been for a walk.”

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

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

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“Love weighs nothing.”

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“Morning always comes.”

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“One of the very first things I figured out about life is that it's better to be a hopeful person than a cynical, grumpy one, because you have to live in the same world either way, and if you're hopeful, you have more fun.”

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“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”

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“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”

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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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“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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"Flight Behavior" Quotes

“Honk if you love Jesus, text while driving if you want to meet up.”

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Flight Behavior

“I never learn anything from listening to myself.”

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Flight Behavior

“Science doesn't tell us what we should do. It only tells us what is.”

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Flight Behavior

“The last generations's worst fears become the next one's B-grade entertainment.”

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Flight Behavior

“Will you explain to me why people encourage delusional behaviour in children, and medicate it in adults?”

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Flight Behavior

"High Tide in Tucson" Quotes

“Art is the antidote that can call us back from the edge of numbness, restoring the ability to feel for another.”

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High Tide in Tucson

“Be careful what you give children, for sooner or later you are sure to get it back.”

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High Tide in Tucson

Products by Barbara Kingsolver

“High fashion has the shelf life of potato salad. And when past its prime, it is similarly deadly.”

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High Tide in Tucson

"The Lacuna" Quotes

“Lies are infinite in number, and the truth so small and singular.”

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The Lacuna

“Memories do not always soften with time; some grow edges like knives.”

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The Lacuna

“Nothing momentous comes in this world unless it comes on the shoulders of kindness.”

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The Lacuna

“The most important part of a story is the piece of it you don't know.”

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The Lacuna

“The past is all we know of the future.”

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The Lacuna

“War so conspicuously benefits rich men and kills the poor ones.”

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The Lacuna

“You can't really know the person standing before you, because always there is some missing piece.”

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The Lacuna

"The Poisonwood Bible" Quotes

“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”

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The Poisonwood Bible

“Everything you're sure is right can be wrong in another place.”

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The Poisonwood Bible

“God doesn’t need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.”

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The Poisonwood Bible

“I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room.”

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The Poisonwood Bible

“It is true that I do not speak as well as I can think. But that is true of most people, as nearly as I can tell.”

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The Poisonwood Bible

“Silence has many advantages. When you do not speak, other people presume you to be deaf or feeble-minded and promptly make a show of their own limitations.”

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The Poisonwood Bible

“The power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes.”

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The Poisonwood Bible

“There is a strange moment in time, after something horrible happens, when you know it's true, but you haven't told anyone yet.”

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The Poisonwood Bible