"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Barbara Kingsolver on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Barbara Kingsolver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Barbara Kingsolver on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Barbara Kingsolver on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Barbara Kingsolver on Dalai Lama
"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."