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Anne Lamott Quote: “My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Sometimes grace works like water wings when you feel you are sinking.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “When you make friends with fear, it can’t rule you.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “So a moral position is not a message. A moral position is a passionate caring inside you.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Joy is the best makeup. But a little lipstick is a close runner-up.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Everyone is screwed up, broken, clingy, and scared, even the people who seem to have it more or less together. They are much more like you than you would believe. So try not to compare your insides to their outsides.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “The grief and tears didn’t wash me away. They gave me my life back! They cleansed me, baptized me, hydrated the earth at my feet.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “The movement of grace toward gratitude brings us from the package of self-obsessed madness to a spiritual awakening.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Teenagers who do not go to church are adored by God, but they don’t get to meet some of the people who love God back.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “When you pray, you are not starting the conversation from scratch, just remembering to plug back into a conversation that’s always in progress.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I don’t think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won’t be good at it.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “This is a very violent place to live, the Earth, and we’re a very violent species. Cain is still killing Abel. We see that every day.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “If it is someone else’s problem, you probably don’t have the solution.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Forgiveness is having given up all hope of having had a better past.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Sometimes this human stuff is slimy and pathetic – jealousy especially so – but better to feel it and talk about it and walk through it than to spend a lifetime being silently poisoned.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I thought the secret of life was obvious: be here now, love as if your whole life depended on it, find your life’s work, and try to get hold of a giant panda.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Everybody thinks their opinion is the right one. If they didn’t, they would get a new one.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away. I think this is a wonderful kind of person to be.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “This is one thing they forget to mention in most child-rearing books, that at times you will just lose your mind. Period.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “There is nothing more touching to me then a family picture where everyone is trying to look his or her best, but you can see what a mess they all really are.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Some people seem to understand this – that life and change take time – but I am not one of those people.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Sometimes I think that Jesus watches my neurotic struggles, and shakes his head and grips his forehead and starts tossing back mojitos.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I just can’t get over how much babies cry. I really had no idea what I was getting into. To tell you the truth, I thought it would be more like getting a cat.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “The first draft is the child’s draft, where you let it all pour out and then let it romp all over the place, knowing that no one is going to see it and that you can shape it later.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “By the end I was deteriorating faster than I could lower my standards.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Very few writers really know what they are doing until they have done it.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don’t want them out of guilt, and I don’t want them if you’re not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Writing is how I communicate my deepest beliefs, and what I hope are helpful observations about our dual citizenship, as children of God, as regular old mixed-up, worried, flawed, precious human beings.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “You can change the world with a hot bath, if you sink into it from a place of knowing that you are worth profound care, even when you’re dirty and rattled.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Forgiving people doesn’t necessarily mean you want to meet them for lunch. It means you try to undo the Velcro hook. Lewis Smedes said it best: “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “It’s intrusive for grandparents to think they’re in charge. It’s manipulative. Also, it’s self-destructive, since if the parents have to resist you, you won’t get your mitts on the kid as often.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Summer nearly does me in every year. It’s too hot and the light is unforgiving and the days go on way too long.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I am learning slowly to bring my crazy pinball-machine mind back to this place...”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Grace means you’re in a different universe from where you had been stuck, when you had absolutely no way to get there on your own.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Help is the sunny side of control.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I don’t have any romantic views of parenting. Every step of the way it’s really hard. It’s a dangerous world, physically and psychologically.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I think we’re all pretty crazy on this bus. I’m not sure I know anyone who’s got all the dots on his or her dice.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Where do we even start on the daily walk of restoration and awakening? We start where we are.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “If God was giving me a ham, I’d be crazy not to receive it. Maybe it was the ham of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?”
Anne Lamott Quote: “Love falls to earth, rises from the ground, pools around the afflicted. Love pulls people back to their feet. Bodies and souls are fed. Bones and lives heal. New blades of grass grow from charred soil. The sun rises.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “I am an Aries. Although I do not believe in astrology, I think this is exactly the right sign to have been born under.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “We were raised to believe in books, music, and nature.”
Anne Lamott Quote: “The world is always going to be dangerous, and people get badly banged up, but how can there be more meaning than helping one another stand up in a wind and stay warm?”
Anne Lamott Quote: “After a while the middle-aged person who lives in her head begins to talk to her soul, the kid.”
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