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Barbara Kingsolver quotes (17)

Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.
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I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
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It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
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It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
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Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off.
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Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
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Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
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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.
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Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
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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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The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go... It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else.
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The truth needs so little rehearsal.
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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.
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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.
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We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.
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What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on, and the fact that you know how to drive.
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What you lose in blindness is the space around you, the place where you are, and without that you might not exist. You could be nowhere at all.
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