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“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
“Last time I talked to her she didn't sound like herself. She's depressed. It's awful what happens when people run out of money. They start thinking they're
no good.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“No matter what kind of night you're having, morning always wins.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“The thing is, it's my own fault. I just can't put up with a person that won't go out of his way for me. And that's what a man is. Somebody that won't go out of his way for you. I bet it says that in the dictionary.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“Anybody can get worked up, if they have the intention. It's peacefulness that is hard to come by on purpose.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“If men only knew, modesty makes women fall in love faster than all the cock-a-doodling in the world.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“Do you think its possible to live without wanting to put your name on your paintings? To belong to a group so securely you don't need to rise above it?”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“It occurs to her that there is one thing about people you can never understand well enough: how entirely inside themselves they are.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“You could love your crazy people, even admire them, instead of resenting that they're not self-sufficient.”
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“It's monstrous, what one person will do to another.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“A woman knows she can walk away from a pot to tend something else and the pot will go on boiling; if she couldn't, this world would end at once.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“Sympathizing over the behavior of men is the baking soda of women's friendships, it seems,the thing that makes them bubble and rise.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“She has changed in this way that motherhood changes you, so that you forget you ever had time for small things like despising the color pink.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“The obstinate practicality of old women pierces and fortifies these families like the steel rods buried in walls of powdery concrete.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“Alice hands Annawake a handkerchief. Young people never carry them, she's noticed. They haven't yet learned that heartbreak can catch up to you on any given day. p. 285”
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“She married him two years ago for love, or so she thought, and he's a good enough man but a devotee of household silence. His idea of marriage is to spray WD-40 on anything that squeaks. ... The quiet only subsides when Harland sleeps and his tonsils make up for lost time. ”
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“I was so depressed I stopped using hair spray for three weeks.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“You talk about her as if she is the Notre Dame Cathedral!" "She is. And the Statue of Liberty and Abbey Road and the best burrito of your life. Didn't you know?”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“I've just fallen on some bad luck and landed jelly side down.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“She understands all at once, with a small shock, exactly what it is she always needed to tell Harland: being there in person is not the same as watching. You might see things better on television, but you'll never know if you were alive or dead while you watched.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“Let's go take a walk down to the blue hole. You need to look at some water.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“The clock gulps softly, eating second whole while she waits...”
Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs In Heaven
“She climbs down and pours half an inch of Jim Beam into a Bengals mug that came free with a tank of gas. Alice would just as soon get her teeth cleaned as watch the Bengals. That's the price of staying around when your heart's not in it, she thinks. You get to be cheerleader for a sport you never chose.”
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