Barbara Quote – 1

“What keeps me awake at the wheel is the thrill of trying something completely new with each book. I’m not a risk-taker in life, generally speaking, but as a writer I definitely choose the fast car, the impossible rock face, the free fall.”

How to Fly – 5

“The trees exhaled in communion, rode their new continents, survived the end of the world.”

How to Fly – 4

“Remember to leave a window open, oven door closed, stones on the ground not in your pockets. Maybe just one precious in a fist, or against a hot cheek.”

How to Fly – 3

“An even dozen, as it happens, changeable as the lunar egg and milky like that, breasts that have waxed and waned answering the tides and tugs that rule the world: men and children.”

How to Fly – 2

“As people do, we’ve come looking for proof that the dead of the past were just like us. And grow quiet, having found it.”

How to Fly – 1

“Announce your rebel kindness in letters painted much too large on the back of your jacket. Children will stare, dogs bark. Doors bolt. Anyway, walk.”

Unsheltered 2

“When someone mattered like that, you didn’t lose her at death. You lost her as you kept living.”


“When men fear the loss of what they know, they will follow any tyrant who promises to restore the old order.”

Flight Behavior – 2

“There are always more questions. Science as a process is never complete. It is not a foot race, with a finish line…. People will always be waiting at a particular finish line: journalists with their cameras, impatient crowds eager to call the race, astounded to see the scientists approach, pass the mark, and keep running.”