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Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Solitude is a human presumption. Every quiet step is thunder to beetle life underfoot, a tug of impalpable thread on the web pulling mate to mate and predator to prey, a beginning or an end. Every choice is a world made new for the chosen.”

“How pointless life could be, what a foolish business of inventing things to love, just so you could dread losing them.”

“I lost a child," she said, meeting Lusa's eyes directly. "I thought I wouldn't live through it. But you do. You learn to love the place somebody leaves behind for you.”

“If you never stepped on anybody's toes, you never been for a walk.”

“Thanks for this day, for all birds safe in their nests, for whatever this is, for life.”

“Now I'm starting to think he wasn't supposed to be my whole life, he was just this doorway to me. ”

“I thought I wouldn't live through it. But you do. You learn to love the place somebody leaves behind for you.”

“This is how moths speak to each other. They tell their love across the fields by scent. There is no mouth, the wrong words are impossible, either a mate is there or he is not, and if so the pair will find each other in the dark.”

“I've always found people love you best if you can laugh at your own foolish misfortunes and keep mum about everyone else's”

“A breeze shook rain out of new leaves onto their hair, but in their pursuit of eternity they never noticed the chill.”

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Book Keywords:

grief, humor, loss, tact, materialism

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