Some Very Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes.

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

“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.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

“Everything you’re sure is right can be wrong in another place. ”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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

“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.”
Barbara Kingsolver

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

“It’s what you do that makes your soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

“The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don’t know.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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

“She kept swimming out into life because she hadn’t yet found a rock to stand on.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Listen. 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. In perfect stillness, frankly, I’ve only found sorrow.”
― Barbara Kingsolver quotes

“As long as I kept moving, my grief streamed out behind me like a swimmer’s long hair in water.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It’s everyone’s, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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

“In a world as wrong as this one, all we can do is make things as right as we can.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity, and crow it to the world. But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after–oh, that’ s love by a different name.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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.”
― Barbara Kingsolver quotes

“What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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  1. I firmly believe that words matter and like you I love quotes. During my year as docent chair at the Indianapolis Museum of Art I did weekly InfoFlash mailings to all of our docents. I started each mailing with a quote from an artist in our collection. Thank you for pulling together these posts. I know it takes time…but isn’t it enriching?

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  2. I’d not heard of this writer before. Definitely going to check her out now, Thank you.

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