"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."Barbara Kingsolver on Abraham Lincoln
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."Barbara Kingsolver on Abraham Lincoln
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."Barbara Kingsolver on Theodore Hesburgh
"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."Barbara Kingsolver on William Makepeace Thackeray
"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them."Barbara Kingsolver on Victor Hugo
"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."