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Anne Lamott Quote: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

— Anne Lamott



Anne Lamott Quote: “All freedom comes from discipline.”

All freedom comes from discipline.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Hope begins in the dark.”

Hope begins in the dark.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “It’s better to be kind than to be right.”

It’s better to be kind than to be right.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.”

A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”

Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor; the enemy of the people. It will keep you insane your whole life.”

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor; the enemy of the people. It will keep you insane your whole life.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Expectations are resentments under construction.”

Expectations are resentments under construction.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.”

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Right foot, left foot, right foot, breathe.”

Right foot, left foot, right foot, breathe.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “The opposite of faith is not doubt, it’s certainty.”

The opposite of faith is not doubt, it’s certainty.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.”

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “I’m here to be me, which is taking a great deal longer than I had hoped.”

I’m here to be me, which is taking a great deal longer than I had hoped.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “The truth of my experience is that we are all a lot more alike than we are different.”

The truth of my experience is that we are all a lot more alike than we are different.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Radical self-care is quantum, and radiates out into the atmosphere, like a little fresh air.”

Radical self-care is quantum, and radiates out into the atmosphere, like a little fresh air.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.”

You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.”

Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.”

It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.”

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “In fact, not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

In fact, not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides.”

Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “I love silence. I seek and create it at every opportunity. I need it to work.”

I love silence. I seek and create it at every opportunity. I need it to work.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “I wish grace and healing were more abracadabra kind of things. Also, that delicate silver bells would ring to announce grace’s arrival. But no, it’s clog and slog and scootch, on the floor, in the silence, in the dark.”

I wish grace and healing were more abracadabra kind of things. Also, that delicate silver bells would ring to announce grace’s arrival. But no, it’s clog and slog and scootch, on the floor, in the silence, in the dark.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “I believe that discipline and self-love are the total secrets to freedom.”

I believe that discipline and self-love are the total secrets to freedom.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “The reason ‘help’ is such a great prayer is that God is the gift of desperation. When you’re in despair, you’re teachable.”

The reason ‘help’ is such a great prayer is that God is the gift of desperation. When you’re in despair, you’re teachable.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “My best teachers were mess, failure, death, mistakes, and the people I hated, including myself.”

My best teachers were mess, failure, death, mistakes, and the people I hated, including myself.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “We are not here to see through one another, but to see one another through.”

We are not here to see through one another, but to see one another through.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “It’s a great time to be alive.”

It’s a great time to be alive.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.”

Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.”

Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “You can either practice being right or practice being kind.”

You can either practice being right or practice being kind.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.”

You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.”

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.”

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.”

Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “A hundred years from now? All new people.”

A hundred years from now? All new people.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “But grace can be the experience of a second wind, when even though what you want is clarity and resolution, what you get is stamina and poignancy and the strength to hang on.”

But grace can be the experience of a second wind, when even though what you want is clarity and resolution, what you get is stamina and poignancy and the strength to hang on.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “When God is going to do something wonderful, He or She always starts with a hardship; when God is going to do something amazing, He or She starts with an impossibility.”

When God is going to do something wonderful, He or She always starts with a hardship; when God is going to do something amazing, He or She starts with an impossibility.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose, and out of time.”

There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose, and out of time.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Never compare your insides to everyone else’s outsides.”

Never compare your insides to everyone else’s outsides.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity.”

Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “I can tell you that what you’re looking for is already inside you.”

I can tell you that what you’re looking for is already inside you.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “Radical self-care is what we’ve been longing for, desperate for, our entire lives-friendship with our own hearts.”

Radical self-care is what we’ve been longing for, desperate for, our entire lives-friendship with our own hearts.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “The difference between you and God is that God doesn’t think He’s you.”

The difference between you and God is that God doesn’t think He’s you.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.”

We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.

— Anne Lamott


Anne Lamott Quote: “The miracle is that we are here, that no matter how undone we’ve been the night before, we wake up every morning and are still here. It is phenomenal just to be.”

The miracle is that we are here, that no matter how undone we’ve been the night before, we wake up every morning and are still here. It is phenomenal just to be.

— Anne Lamott

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