The Lacuna Quotes.

11. "He needs to go rub his soul against life."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

12. "War so conspicuously benefits rich men and kills the poor ones."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

13. "There are some who'd hardly lift a finger for kindness, but they would haul up a load of rock to dump on some soul they think's been too lucky."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

14. "Soli, let me tell you. The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

15. "What we end up calling history is a kind of knife, slicing down through time. A few people are hard enough to bend its edge. But most won't even stand close to the blade. I'm one of those. We don't bend anything."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

16. "Bitter words normally evaporate with the moisture of breath, after a quarrel. In order to become permanent, they require transcribers, reporters, complicit black hearts."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

17. "How strange to read of a place in a book, and then stand on it, listen to the birds sing, and spit on the cobbles if you want."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

18. "It's a great freedom to give up on love, and get on with everything else."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

19. "In the long run, most of us spend about fifteen minutes total in the entanglements of passion, and the rest of our days looking back on it, humming the tune."
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

20. "Everyone should get dirt on his hands each day. Doctors, intellectuals. Politicians, most of all. How can we presume to uplift the life of the working man, if we don't respect his work?"
- Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

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