"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Barbara Kingsolver on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Barbara Kingsolver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Barbara Kingsolver on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Barbara Kingsolver on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Barbara Kingsolver on Maya Angelou
"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."