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Pigs in Heaven


Barbara Kingsolver

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Leave her to heaven
And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge,
To prick and sting her.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Gods, he was brilliant. Cunning and wicked and brilliant.
Even when he beat the hell out of her...
SARAH J. MAAS
You see her
and ascend into love.
You become enchanted,
a found madman.
In yo...
KAMAND KOJOURI
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and p...
DANIEL BOONE
You called her Kitten? And she let you? She put me in a coma for three days when I
called her t...
JEANIENE FROST
The peasant thanked her with their tears, When food and clothes were given; "This is a joy," t...
ALGERNON SIDNEY
As the baby latched on with surprising fierceness, the nurse offered her own prayer.
Let her be...
KIERSTEN WHITE
Finally, she took him in, all wet and sexy beneath her.
Every breath and groan echoed over the ...
LISA GILLIS
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DON LECLAIR
Let God shine down upon you my child, you've mastered a pure life
STEVEN ESPINOSA
A mother's love is a blessing
No matter where you roam.
Keep her while you have her,
...
FRANK MCCOURT
In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide.
GEORGE CRABBE
somebody/ anybody
sing a black girl's song
bring her out
to know herself
to know...
NTOZAKE SHANGE
She was like the sun,
She knew her place in the world -
She would shine again regardless...
NIKKI ROWE
Hear, nature, hear; dear goddess, hear!
Suspend thy purpose, if thou didst intend
To make ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
MRS PEARCE. Mr Higgins: youre tempting the girl. It’s not right. She should think of the future. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Survive
...
Some women survive
by creating walls,
big walls guarding their heart...
IJEOMA UMEBINYUO
I loved Barbara and am deeply saddened by her passing. Barbara Bel Geddes will be missed by many, bu...
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You can never get in her head and know what she was thinking when she killed her daughter and know w...
HOWARD CURTIS
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LEON BLUM
There is no greater heaven than the heart of a loving mother
She takes care of you when you are...
BANGAMBIKI HABYARIMANA
The way she curls in my arms makes me feel like I’m the hero. I like being her hero. I like the wa...
KATIE MCGARRY
It just didn't feel right to let my child scream and holler and thrash by her little self in the...
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faith gaped at him"how the hell did you do this?"

He looked at her as if she'd asked the...
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What's wrong, little sis? You look upset."
She could barely catch her breath. "Cracked...my...n...
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HILLARY CLINTON
It takes a great woman to respect the little man in her child, and the little child in her man.
AMIT HOWARD
Once in royal David's city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a Mother laid her Baby
In a ma...
CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER
(I yelled,) 'Let go of my child. Let go of her. Let go of her.' That's the only thing I could scream...
LISA WILSON
For a mother is the only person on earth
Who can divide her love among ten children
And each...
ANON.
Ô, the wine of a woman
from heaven is sent,
more perfect than all
that a man can in...
ROMAN PAYNE
Before I go," he said, and paused -- "I may kiss her?"

It was remembered afterwards that ...
CHARLES DICKENS
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eyes. In every gesture, dignity and love.
J.D. ROBB
When she comes
She pulls you close
She breathes in short bursts
Her eyes close
H...
HENRY ROLLINS
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less, gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given. Her sights...
RUPERT BROOKE
Your daughter is ugly.
She knows loss intimately,
carries whole cities in her belly.
...
WARSAN SHIRE
When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in Heaven, and woe to the paren...
FULTON J. SHEEN
She'd just walked into heaven. And her grandmother was right there, in every scent.
Sugary and ...
SARAH ADDISON ALLEN
He then kissed her.

It was a very long time before he let her go. When he did, she looked...
EVA IBBOTSON
Leave her to Heaven, And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge, To prick and sting her.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
It’s not her shape,
her face, or her hair
that makes her beautiful.
Neither is it t...
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I knew such a woman once,
She gave me everything.
Her love like a soft riot singing,
...
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And to love such a librarian requires a surrendering to her eccentricities, a bowing to her patholog...
JESSE GILES CHRISTIANSEN
I told her that the pills will let her slip off and that when a person dies there comes a long clean...
ANNIE FISHER
Let her go!" That was a new voice, young but full of authority. ... There was Prince Maxon.
......
KIERA CASS
Whatever she says to you, it’s your job
not to let her make you mad.
HARPER LEE
Dame Barbara Cartland was an endearing eccentric, and when I interviewed her, she wanted me to liste...
MELVYN BRAGG
She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.
NIKKI ROWE
You have her father's love, Demetrius;
Let me have Hermia's: do you marry him.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Love Sorrow

Love sorrow. She is yours now, and you must
take care of what has...
MARY OLIVER
Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
OPRAH WINFREY
The younger man is attracted to an older woman most likely because of her poise, her social graces, ...
JOYCE BROTHERS
Call her out,” Arabella said.
“Tell her Rogan is yours!” Grandma Frida pumped her fist. ILONA ANDREWS
You can't blame her,' said Amit. 'After a life so full of tragedy anyone would become hard.'
VIKRAM SETH
What are you looking at?" Jordan demanded finally, watching
her.

"A dragon." When ...
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When the sun and the moon will be identically seen together,
When the wind and the water will m...
J. SARRAF
There was the starlight set upon the brilliant darkness; and there were her pale cool cheeks, and he...
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
OPRAH WINFREY
Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's fa...
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother'...
BECK
She'd stolen my car.
She'd stolen my dog.
She'd stolen all my money.
But if she had o...
ANTHONY T. HINCKS
You should smile, look her in the eyes, and give her a small complement when you ask her out.
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
Let it shine, the light in you.
Oh, and that's delighting me!
Various colors shining thr...
ANA CLAUDIA ANTUNES
We managed to rescue her two-day-old child, five-year-old child and her husband.
MALCOLM MIDGELY
Storms,
those whirlwinds and symphonies
in the sky,
nourish her midnight soul
an...
MELODY LEE
You should smile, look her in the eyes, and give her a small complement when you ask her out.
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
She came towards me with a juicy gash between her legs that smelled like my best friend's sister" DAVE MATTHES Lark’s Song

That child who from Diana’s thought is born
A huntress swift, who do...
D. ALEXANDER NEILL
How can I judge?" she said at last. "To me, he is a hero. To the world a monster." She let her head ...
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I don't think it's unethical to have a wife volunteer to have a piece of her liver given to her chil...
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When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twi...
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You love your virtue as the mother her child; but when was it heard of a mother wanting to be paid f...
FREDRICK NIETZCHE
Let her know that her look really works for you.
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
Let her know that her look really works for you.
AULIQ ICE
You love your virtue as the mother her child; but when was it heard of a mother wanting to be paid f...
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Rosa Parks was the inspiration... simply by the act of her being who she was, a sweet and loving and...
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What are you doing?”
“What?”
Emrys didn’t raise his voice as he said, “To that g...
SARAH J. MAAS
GOD made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,...
PAT O'REILLY
Arin smiled. It was a true smile, which let her know that all the others he had given her were not.
MARIE RUTKOSKI
She knew it was crazy. That was a given. She had a balloon-sized head covered by a scarf while rocki...
DEBRA ANASTASIA
Let her know that her look really works for you.
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
Rosa Parks was the inspiration... simply by the act of her being who she was, a sweet and loving and...
ANDREW YOUNG
Sugar,” Jake said, “I’ve wanted you since the first time you sassed me.”

“I wan...
TINA LEONARD
Be to her, Persephone,
All the things I might not be;
Take her head upon your knee.
S...
EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY
So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity,
That, when a soul is found sincerely so,
A thousand liv...
JOHN MILTON
She has lived the most remarkable life, as the brilliant performer the world came to know when she w...
MELISSA GILBERT
What does Éloa mean?”

He narrowed his gaze, answered her literally. “It’s the name...
SARAH MACLEAN
What wreath for Lamia? What for Lycius?
What for the sage, old Apollonius?
Upon her aching for...
JOHN KEATS
Sorry,” he said. “Let me drop the belt-"
“No.” She held on when he would have pulled aw...
JILL SHALVIS
Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her.
SIR JOHN VANBRUGH
Once a women has given you her heart you can never get rid of the rest of her.
SIR JOHN VANBRUGH
Her innocence was maddening. She should know. She should know what her steward had done. She should ...
MARIE RUTKOSKI
Let your child see you doing a good deed instead of you telling him or her to do it, and the little ...
ABHIJIT NASKAR
I didn't mean to tell you," Mrs. Whatsit faltered. "I didn't mean ever to let you know. But oh, my d...
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There once was a girl who found herself dead.
She peered over the ledge of heaven
and saw ...
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Lash had been explaining to her that it's impolite to refer to an African American as a nigga, unles...
CHRISTOPHER MOORE
My father, father!' - she might pray to the winds;
no innocence moves her judges mad for war. <...
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When you grow up, you gain experience and realise what youre capable of.
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He was my father. I own half his genes, and all of his history. Believe this: the mistakes are part ...
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Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Shoes would interfere with her conversation, for she constantly addresses the ground under her feet....
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals r...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
She made it plain that her fondest wish was to have a grandbaby. Whenever fat Irene would pick up th...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
We do have some strong traditions of community in the United States, but it’s interesting to me th...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Whatever you want the most, it’s going to be the worst thing for you.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
That was when we smelled the rain. It was so strong it seemed like more than just a smell. When we s...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
It's terrible to lose somebody, but it's also true that some people never have anybody to lose, and ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I had decided early on that if I couldn’t dress elegant, I’d dress memorable.
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The flowers were beaten down, their bent-over heads bejeweled with diamond droplets like earring on ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike o...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I love developing children as characters. Children rarely have important roles in literary fiction -...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
But newspapers have a duty to truth,' Van said.
Lev clucked his tongue. 'They tell the truth on...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who sta...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Insomnia’s different,” I said. It was hard to explain this to people. “You know the light that...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I don't expect to see perfection before I die. Lord, if I did I would have stuck my head in the oven...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
You're thinking of revolution as a great all-or-nothing. I think of it as one more morning in a mugg...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do i...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Your dreams, what you hope for and all that, it's not separate from your life. It grows right up out...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I did it to win love, and to prove myself capable. Not to move mountains. In my opinions, mountains ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
If it crosses your mind that water running through hundreds of miles of open ditch in a desert will ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
But I'll tell you a secret. When I want to take God at his word exactly I take a peep out the window...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
When I sit down to write, I consider myself an artist.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Most every book I bring into the world is like birthing a baby; it's a lot of effort!
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I'm not pretending to be ingenuous; I know what I'm doing.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Every time I step onto an airplane, I turn to the right and take a good, hard stare into the maw of ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
People in my novels always have terrible problems. If they are not terrible, I make them more terrib...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I live in a rural part of Virginia surrounded by farms and farmers.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
As long as I kept moving, my grief streamed out behind me like a swimmer's long hair in water. I kne...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I used to think religion was just more of the same thing. Dump responsibility on the big guy. Now I ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that g...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
It is surprising how much of memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Until that moment I'd thought I could have it both ways; to be one of them, and also my husband's wi...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
For me, writing time has always been precious, something I wait for and am eager for and make the be...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Motherhood is so sentimentalised and romanticised in our culture. It's practically against the l...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
What a writer can do, what a fiction writer or a poet or an essay writer can do is re-engage people ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
It's surprising how much of memory is built around things unnoticed at the time
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they t...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on, and the fact that you ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I live in southern Appalachia, so I'm surrounded by people who work very hard for barely a livin...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I know what it is: it's a green mamba snake away up in the tree. You don't have to be afraid of them...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
He lifts her breasts, which fit perfectly into his hands, though he knows this is no promise that he...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
So you make this deal with the gods. You do these dances and they'll send rain and good crops and th...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
She told him television was a bad influence. Probably she was right. Like those white birds he's bee...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
You talk about her as if she is the Notre Dame Cathedral!" "She is. And the Statue of Liberty and Ab...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I was so depressed I stopped using hair spray for three weeks.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
It's monstrous, what one person will do to another.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
You could love your crazy people, even admire them, instead of resenting that they're not self-suffi...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Do you think its possible to live without wanting to put your name on your paintings? To belong to a...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
If men only knew, modesty makes women fall in love faster than all the cock-a-doodling in the world.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
No matter what kind of night you're having, morning always wins.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Last time I talked to her she didn't sound like herself. She's depressed. It's awful what happens wh...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in ...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
God, why does a mortal man have children? It is senseless to love anything this much.
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
It is harrowing for me to try to teach 20-year-old students, who earnestly want to improve their wri...
BARBARA KINGSOLVER