"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."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."Barbara Kingsolver on Robert Frost
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."Barbara Kingsolver on Buddha
"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."Barbara Kingsolver on Will Smith
"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."Barbara Kingsolver on Sai Baba
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."Barbara Kingsolver on George Bernard Shaw
"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."