Barbara Kingsolver Quotes & Sayings

68 most famous Barbara Kingsolver quotes and sayings (novelist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.”
Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
“Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.”
Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Literature sucks you into another psyche. So the creation of empathy necessarily influences how you'll behave to other people.”
Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
“The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervised, which is a blessing.”
“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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