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Some Very Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes.

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Barbara Kingsolver 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

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

“Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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

“Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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 changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“It’s what you do that makes your soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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

“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 power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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 most important thing about a person is always the thing you don’t know.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“God doesn’t need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

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

“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 quotes

“As long as I kept moving, my grief streamed out behind me like a swimmer’s long hair in water.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It’s everyone’s, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“There is a strange moment in time, after something horrible happens, when you know it’s true, but you haven’t told anyone yet.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“In a world as wrong as this one, all we can do is make things as right as we can.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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

“It is true that I do not speak as well as I can think. But that is true of most people, as nearly as I can tell.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“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 quotes

“What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

Most Inspirational Paulo Coelho Quotes

Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian writer. Below is a list of Inspirational Paulo Coelho Quotes.

His novel The Alchemist has been translated into 81 languages. According to The Washington Post, Paulo Coelho has sold an estimated 350 million books.

Paulo Coelho Quotes
Paulo Coelho Quotes

Paulo Coelho Quotes

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
― Paulo Coelho

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
― Paulo Coelho

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
― Paulo Coelho

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
Paulo Coelho

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
― Paulo Coelho

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo Coelho

“If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready.”
― Paulo Coelho

“If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Tears are words that need to be written.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
Paulo Coelho quotes

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
― Paulo Coelho

Inspirational Truman Capote Quotes

Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist. This post features some Inspirational Truman Capote Quotes.

Truman Capote Quotes
Truman Capote Quotes

Truman Capote Quotes

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
― Truman Capote

“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
― Truman Capote

“Just remember: If one bird carried every grain of sand, grain by grain, across the ocean, by the time he got them all on the other side, that would only be the beginning of eternity. ”
― Truman Capote

“I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.”
― Truman Capote

“You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.”
― Truman Capote

“It may be normal, darling; but I’d rather be natural.”
― Truman Capote

“You’re wonderful. Unique. I love you.”
― Truman Capote

“It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty.”
― Truman Capote

“The wind is us it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields.”
― Truman Capote

“You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”
Truman Capote quotes

“I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.”
― Truman Capote

“Maybe the older you grow and the less easy it is to put thought into action, maybe that’s why it gets all locked up in your head and becomes a burden.”
Truman Capote

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
― Truman Capote

“Love should be allowed. I’m all for it. Now that I’ve got a pretty good idea what it is.”
― Truman Capote

“You can’t give your heart to a wild thing.”
― Truman Capote

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
― Truman Capote

“Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.”
― Truman Capote

“The answer is good things only happen to you if you’re good. Good? Honest is more what I mean… Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.”
― Truman Capote

“The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there.”
― Truman Capote

“But it’s Sunday, Mr. Bell. Clocks are slow on Sundays.”
― Truman Capote

“I told you: you can make yourself love anybody.”
― Truman Capote

“He loved her, he loved her, and until he’d loved her she had never minded being alone.”
― Truman Capote

“Never love a wild thing…If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”
― Truman Capote

“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes.”
― Truman Capote

“You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who’s a friend.”
― Truman Capote

“I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.”
― Truman Capote

“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”
― Truman Capote

“Don’t wanna sleep, don’t wanna die, just wanna go a-travellin’ through the pastures of the sky.”
― Truman Capote

“I loved her enough to forget myself, my self pitying despairs, and be content that something she thought happy was going to happen.”
Truman Capote quotes

“Everybody has to feel superior to somebody,” she said. “But it’s customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.”
― Truman Capote

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.”
― Truman Capote

Inspirational Richard Adams Quotes

Richard Adams (9 May 1920 – 24 December 2016) was an English novelist. This post features some Inspirational Richard Adams Quotes.

Richard Adams Quotes
Richard Adams Quotes

Richard Adams Quotes

“Animals don’t behave like men,’ he said. ‘If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don’t sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures’ lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.”
― Richard Adams

“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.”
― Richard Adams

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”
― Richard Adams

“My Chief Rabbit has told me to stay and defend this run, and until he says otherwise, I shall stay here.”
― Richard Adams

“Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.”
― Richard Adams

“He fought because he actually felt safer fighting than running.”
― Richard Adams

“A thing can be true and still be desperate folly, Hazel.”
― Richard Adams

“The rabbits mingled naturally. They did not talk for talking’s sake, in the artificial manner that human beings – and sometimes even their dogs and cats – do. But this did not mean that they were not communicating; merely that they were not communicating by talking.”
― Richard Adams

“You know how you let yourself think that everything will be all right if you can only get to a certain place or do a certain thing. But when you get there you find it’s not that simple.”
― Richard Adams

“There is nothing that cuts you down to size like coming to some strange and marvelous place where no one even stops to notice that you stare about you.”
― Richard Adams

“We all have to meet our match sometime or other.”
― Richard Adams

“That wasn’t why they destroyed the warren. It was just because we were in their way. They killed us to suit themselves.”
― Richard Adams quotes

“Men will never rest till they’ve spoiled the earth and destroyed the animals.”
Richard Adams

“Like the pain of a bad wound, the effect of a deep shock takes some while to be felt. When a child is told, for the first time in his life, that a person he has known is dead, although he does not disbelieve it, he may well fail to comprehend it and later ask–perhaps more than once–where the dead person is and when he is coming back.”
― Richard Adams

“Rabbits live close to death and when death comes closer than usual, thinking about survival leaves little room for anything else.”
― Richard Adams

“Would that the dead were not dead! But there is grass that must be eaten, pellets that must be chewed, hraka that must be passed, holes that must be dug, sleep that must be slept.”
― Richard Adams

“I am sorry for you with all my heart. But you cannot blame us, for you came to kill us if you could.”
― Richard Adams

“They want to be natural, the anti-social little beasts. They just don’t realize that everyone’s good depends on everyone’s cooperation.”
― Richard Adams

“Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.”
― Richard Adams

“Lots of little Bigwigs, Hazel! Think of that, and tremble!”
― Richard Adams

“Rabbit underground, rabbit safe and sound.”
― Richard Adams quotes

“I’ve always said that Watership Down is not a book for children. I say: it’s a book, and anyone who wants to read it can read it.”
― Richard Adams

“To come to the end of a time of anxiety and fear! To feel the cloud that hung over us lift and disperse – that cloud that dulled the heart and made happiness no more than a memory! This at least is one joy that must have been known by almost every living creature.”
― Richard Adams

Inspirational Sylvia Plath Quotes

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, and novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational Sylvia Plath Quotes.

Sylvia Plath Quotes
Sylvia Plath Quotes

Sylvia Plath Quotes

“If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.”
― Sylvia Plath

“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
― Sylvia Plath

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”
― Sylvia Plath

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath

“There is something demoralizing about watching two people get more and more crazy about each other, especially when you are the only extra person in the room.”
Sylvia Plath

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
― Sylvia Plath

“The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I desire the things that will destroy me in the end.”
― Sylvia Plath

“let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.”
― Sylvia Plath quotes

“I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.”
― Sylvia Plath

“We should meet in another life, we should meet in air, me and you.”
― Sylvia Plath

“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
― Sylvia Plath

“Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.”
― Sylvia Plath quotes

“If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I talk to God but the sky is empty.”
― Sylvia Plath

“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”
― Sylvia Plath

“The trouble was, I had been inadequate all along, I simply hadn’t thought about it.”
― Sylvia Plath

“If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.”
― Sylvia Plath

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