Quotes by Barbara Kingsolver

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.
– Barbara Kingsolver
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.
– Barbara Kingsolver
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.
– Barbara Kingsolver
I suppose that is my central obsession. What we owe to society, what we owe to ourselves.
– Barbara Kingsolver
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.
– Barbara Kingsolver
Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.
– Barbara Kingsolver
At home, growing up, we weren't really poor. We had everything we needed, we just didn't have what we wanted.
– Barbara Kingsolver