Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
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.
There's always a part of your nation's history that you haven't been told that... has a powerful impact on how you yourself may behave and may believe.
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.
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.
Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At home, growing up, we weren't really poor. We had everything we needed, we just didn't have what we wanted.