"At home, growing up, we weren't really poor. We had everything we needed, we just didn't have what we wanted."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Barbara Kingsolver on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Barbara Kingsolver on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Barbara Kingsolver on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Barbara Kingsolver on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Barbara Kingsolver on Robert Frost
"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 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."
"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."
"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."