"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."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Barbara Kingsolver on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Barbara Kingsolver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Barbara Kingsolver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Barbara Kingsolver on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Barbara Kingsolver on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."
"At home, growing up, we weren't really poor. We had everything we needed, we just didn't have what we wanted."