They saw that even the crooked girl believed her own life was precious. That is what it means to be a beast in the kingdom.

Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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A flower is a plant's way of making love.

Sending a girl to college is like pouring water in your shoes, he still loves to say, as often as possible. It's hard to say which is worse, seeing it run out and waste the water, or seeing it hold in and wreck the shoes.

But if we can't summon the empathy to imagine what our dead would have asked of us, or the selflessness to give it, then we must accept the desperately sad verdict that each generation's hopes will die with it, and no cumulative progress is possible for the human will.

Move on. Walk forward into the light.

Our house is like an empty cigarette packet, lying around reminding you what's not in it.

Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet.

There is a strange moment in time, after something horrible happens, when you know it's true, but you haven't told anyone yet.

The traffic was moving about the speed of a government.

No one seemed to realize calculating sums requires only the most basic machinery and good concentration. Poetry is far more difficult. And palindromes, with their perfect, satisfying taste: Draw a level award! Yet it is always the thin gray grocery sums that make an impression.

It was hard to see where all this could possibly go when it melted.

She never says gracias because life is made of survival not grace, she says, and servants are paid to bring what they're asked.

Let's go take a walk down to the blue hole. You need to look at some water.

When you awaken love and laughter, your mind let's go of fear and anxiety, and your happy spirit becomes the healing balm that transforms every aspect of your human experience.

When the public nerve is aroused, the most impressive capacity of man is his skill for lying.