Barbara Kingsolver

A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on strength, motherhood, and women

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.

Barbara Kingsolver

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on despair, joy, glorious, love, and life

In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window.  and then another: my daughter in a yellow dress.  And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon.  Until I learned to be in love with my life again.  Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, i have taught myself joy, over and over again. 

Barbara Kingsolver

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on words

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The wrong words are impossible when there are no words.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: Prodigal Summer

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on words

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

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: The Poisonwood Bible

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on poisonwood bible, dementia, and funny

"He had senile dementia and liked to go outside naked, but he could still do two things perfectly: win at checkers and write out prescriptions."

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: The Poisonwood Bible

Contributed by: Alyssa

A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on life and religion

I could never work out whether we were to view religion as a life-insurance policy or a life sentence.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: The Poisonwood Bible

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on people

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That's how it is: some people are content to wait till you ask, while others jump right in with the whole story.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: Animal Dreams

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on moon

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We tap our toes to chaste love songs about the silvery moon without recognizing them as hymns to copulation.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: High Tide in Tucson

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on memory

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Memory is a complicated thing, a relative of truth but not its twin.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: Animal Dreams

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on magic

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We agreed with him in principal - we were little scientists, born and bred.  But children robbed of love will dwell on magic.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: Animal Dreams

Contributed by: ingebrita

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