Barbara Kingsolver’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Barbara Kingsolver Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles  we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Barbara Kingsolver, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Barbara Kingsolver you will find my ten favourites of Barbara Kingsolver’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
― Barbara Kingsolver,  Animal Dreams

“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible 

“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“She kept swimming out into life because she hadn’t yet found a rock to stand on.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

“Everything you’re sure is right can be wrong in another place.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs in Heaven

“I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room.”
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

“Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I’ve only found sorrow.”


― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

10 Famous Quotes by Author Barbara Kingsolver

So there you have it my ten favourite quotes by Barbara Kingsolver, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Barbara Kingsolver.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Barbara Kingsolver. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Barbara Kingsolver Quote 

“A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity, and crow it to the world. But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after–oh, that’ s love by a different name.”

― Barbara Kingsolver,  The Poisonwood Bible

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