Motivational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes And Sayings

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes:- Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels.



Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
Barbara Kingsolver

Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

I used to think religion was just more of the same thing. Dump responsibility on the big guy. Now I see an importance in that. It’s a relief to accept that not everything is under your control.
Barbara Kingsolver

Small change, small wonders – these are the currency of my endurance and ultimately of my life.
Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
Barbara Kingsolver

Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.
Barbara Kingsolver

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.
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Famous Quotes by Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervised, which is a blessing.
Barbara Kingsolver

I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort of chipping flint of cultures rubbing against each other. And living on the border between Mexico and the U.S. for so many years gave me a lot of insight into that.
Barbara Kingsolver

The truth needs so little rehearsal.
Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another that is surely the basic instinct – crying out: High tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is!
Barbara Kingsolver

I’ve always seen the world through the eyes of a scientist. I love the predictable outcomes that science gives us, the control over the world that that can render.
Barbara Kingsolver

It’s surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
Barbara Kingsolver

When I sit down to write, I consider myself an artist.
Barbara Kingsolver

The first sentence of a book is a promise.
Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

Best Quotes on Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

Every time I write a new novel about something sombre and sobering and terrible I think, ‘oh Lord, they’re not going to want to go here’. But they do. Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that’s brave.
Barbara Kingsolver

I never think that anything I’m writing is bluntly political in any way. I’m not going for commentary.
Barbara Kingsolver

Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn’t rip off.
Barbara Kingsolver

Most every book I bring into the world is like birthing a baby; it’s a lot of effort!
Barbara Kingsolver

I was trained in classical piano, but it kind of dawned on me that classical pianists compete for six job openings a year, and the rest of us get to play ‘Blue Moon’ in a hotel lobby.
Barbara Kingsolver

When you pick up a novel from the bed side table, you put down your own life at the same time and you become another person for the duration.
Barbara Kingsolver

I live in a rural part of Virginia surrounded by farms and farmers.
Barbara Kingsolver

Being a novelist and being a mother have exactly coincided in my life: the call from my agent saying that I had a contract for my first novel – that was on my answering phone message when I got back from the hospital with my first child.
Barbara Kingsolver

I do my best work if I think about what it is I have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver

Greatest Quotes by Barbara Kingsolver

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

You always need that spark of imagination. Sometimes I’m midway through a book before it happens. However, I don’t wait for the muse to descend, I sit down every day and I work when I’m not delivering lambs on the farm.
Barbara Kingsolver

I can count all the ways in which being a mother has enriched my understanding of the world, of character, my sense of the future and my attachment to it. I can’t imagine what kind of writer I’d be if I didn’t have my kids.
Barbara Kingsolver

I grew up aware of all the people I depended on and who depended on me.
Barbara Kingsolver

I suppose that is my central obsession. What we owe to society, what we owe to ourselves.
Barbara Kingsolver

At home, growing up, we weren’t really poor. We had everything we needed, we just didn’t have what we wanted.
Barbara Kingsolver

What a writer can do, what a fiction writer or a poet or an essay writer can do is re-engage people with their own humanity.
Barbara Kingsolver

It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water.
Barbara Kingsolver