Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes: From the fallen tree everybody makes firewood.
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Barbara Kingsolver Quote: If I had to give up my life for anything, it would have to have the resilience of hope, the elation of new literacy, the brilliant life of a field of flowers, the elementary kindness of bread. Nothing short of that. It would have to be something as sure as love.
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Quotes about Barbara Kingsolver: I concentrate on character, theme, language, structure, voice. It actually surprises me that no matter what I write, people declare it
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Quote about Barbara Kingsolver: Mom is losing, no doubt, because our vegetables have come to lack two features of interest: nutrition and flavor. Storage and transport take predictable tolls on the volatile plant compounds that subtly add up to taste and food value. Breeding to increase shelf life also has tended to decrease palatability. Bizarre as it seems, we've accepted a tradeoff that amounts to:
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Barbara Kingsolver Sayings: I've always seen the world through the eyes of a scientist. I love the predictable outcomes that science gives us, the control over the world that that can render.
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Barbara Kingsolver Saying: I didn't study writing in school, I studied biology as an undergraduate and graduate student. So I think that I write fiction in the scientific way. I love invention, obviously; I love creation of character. But I do feel very rooted in the real world, even in the way that I create characters.
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Sayings about Barbara Kingsolver: The artist deals with what cannot be said in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.
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Saying about Barbara Kingsolver: Our house is like an empty cigarette packet, lying around reminding you what's not in it.
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Barbara Kingsolver Quotes: There is something in us that loves certain disasters and the fever of this moment and surrendering to that.
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Barbara Kingsolver Quote: Planning complex, beautiful meals and investing one's heart and time in their preparation is the opposite of self-indulgence. Kitchen-based family gatherings are process-oriented, cooperative, and in the best of worlds, nourishing and soulful. A lot of calories get used up before anyone sits down to consume. But more importantly, a lot of talk happens first, news exchanged, secrets revealed across generations, paths cleared with a touch on the arm. I have given and received some of my life's most important hugs with those big oven-mitt potholders on both hands.
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Quotes about Barbara Kingsolver: What we lose in our great human exodus from the land is a rooted sense, as deep and intangible as religious faith, of why we need to hold on to the wild and beautiful places that once surrounded us.
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Quote about Barbara Kingsolver: Terms like that, 'Humane Society,' are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.
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Barbara Kingsolver Sayings: I used to think religion was just more of the same thing. Dump responsibility on the big guy. Now I see an importance in that. It's a relief to accept that not everything is under your control.
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Barbara Kingsolver Saying: I write every moment that is humanly possible. I write every day and every night. The only discipline I lack is the discipline is to quit.
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Sayings about Barbara Kingsolver: In the day-to-day, farm work is stress relief for me. At the end of the day, I love having this other career - my anti-job - that keeps me in shape and gives me control over a vegetal domain.
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Saying about Barbara Kingsolver: I believe with all my heart in delivering on my contract with my readers. They've got plenty of other things to do, so I had better give them a reason to turn every one of these 550 pages. This is my promise: I solemnly swear I'll make you laugh out loud at least once, cry a little in private, and burn whatever you left on the stove.
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Barbara Kingsolver Quotes: There's such a gulf between yourself and who you were then, but people speak to that other person and it answers; it's like having a stranger as a house guest in your skin.
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Barbara Kingsolver Quote: The substance of grief is not imaginary. It's as real as rope or the absence of air, and like both those things, it can kill.
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