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Motivational Anne Lamott Quotes and Sayings

Anne Lamott Quotes:- Anne Lamott (born April 10, 1954) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. Lamott is based in Marin County, California, her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical.

Marked by their self-deprecating humor and openness, Lamott’s writings cover such subjects as alcoholism, single-motherhood, depression, and Christianity.

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“All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often, grandparents are the relief. Kids don’t have to resist you.”-Anne Lamott


“E-books are great for instant gratification – you see a review somewhere of a book that interests you, and you can start reading it five minutes later.”-Anne Lamott


“Evangelical Christians and I can sit down and talk one on one about how much we love Jesus, and yet I’m not carried in Christian bookstores.”-Anne Lamott


“Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.”-Anne Lamott


“For me, Jesus is my cleft in the rock. He is my safest friend, my safe totally loving accepting big brother.”-Anne Lamott


“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


“I accidentally forgot to graduate from college.”-Anne Lamott


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“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


“I am skittish about relationships, as most of the marriages I’ve seen up close have been ruinous for one or both parties.”-Anne Lamott


“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


“I do not have deep theological understanding or opinion, but I do not read the Bible as the literal word of God.”-Anne Lamott


“I don’t want something special. I want something beautifully plain.”-Anne Lamott


“I feel incredibly successful. I make a living as a writer and am able to help support a big family, my church, my bleeding-heart causes.”-Anne Lamott


“I go to church every Sunday, which is like going to the gas station once a week and really, really filling up.”-Anne Lamott


“I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God.”-Anne Lamott


“I hate the summer.”-Anne Lamott


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“I just try to love and serve everyone, and bring everyone water, and lend an ear; that’s what Jesus said to do.”-Anne Lamott


“I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.”-Anne Lamott


“I like to read away as much of the afternoon as possible until real life rears its ugly head.”-Anne Lamott


“I read the same amount of nonfiction and fiction.”-Anne Lamott


“I see that children fill the existential hollowness many people feel; that when we have children, we know they will need us, and maybe love us, but we don’t have a clue how hard it is going to be.”-Anne Lamott


“I spent my whole life helping my mother carry around her psychic trunks like a bitter bellhop. So a great load was lifted when she died, and my life was much easier.”-Anne Lamott


“I think Jesus is divine love manifest on Earth, as it comes through the community of Christians.”-Anne Lamott


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“I try to write the books I would love to come upon that are honest, concerned with real lives, human hearts, spiritual transformation, families, secrets, wonder, craziness – and that can make me laugh.”-Anne Lamott


“I was raised by my parents to believe that you had a moral obligation to try and help save the world.”-Anne Lamott


“I was raised in a family where none of us ever raised a voice, so there was no room to express feelings of rage or even unabashed joy – a little bashed joy, here or there, or being mildly disgruntled.”-Anne Lamott


“I was the angriest daughter on earth, and also, one of the most devoted.”-Anne Lamott


“I went to church with my grandparents sometimes and I loved it.”-Anne Lamott


“I went to Goucher College in Maryland for the best possible reasons – to learn – but then I dropped out at 19 for the best possible reasons – to become a writer.”-Anne Lamott


“I wish I had thrown out the bathroom scale at age 16. Weighing yourself every morning is like waking up and asking Dick Cheney to validate your sense of inner worth.”-Anne Lamott


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“I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I’d hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.”-Anne Lamott


“I would seriously rather be in a long line at the DMV than eat with people I don’t know.”-Anne Lamott


“I write because writing is the gift God has given me to help people in the world.”-Anne Lamott


“I’d like to learn to meditate with more enthusiasm. I can sit down and get quiet for 20 minutes, but it just has not been a part of my Christianity at all.”-Anne Lamott


“If our lives are made up of a string of a thousand moments, at some of those moments we look a lot more spiritually evolved than at others.”-Anne Lamott


“If the present is really all we have, then the present lasts forever.”-Anne Lamott


“If you asked me, parents were supposed to affect the life of their child in such a way that the child grows up to be responsible, able to participate in life and in the community.”-Anne Lamott


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“I’m kind of a gossip hound, but watching the media whip the small fires into giant forest fires so that they can cover the result is infuriating.”-Anne Lamott


“I’m much calmer as I get older, but I’m still just as capable of getting that strung-out stressed-out feeling of mental and spiritual unwellness.”-Anne Lamott


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


“I’ve heard that our greatest cross to carry is ourselves – how gravely we fall short.”-Anne Lamott


“I’ve known for years that resentments don’t hurt the person we resent, but they do hurt us.”-Anne Lamott


“Life is really pretty tricky, and there’s a lot of loss, and the longer you stay alive, the more people you lose whom you actually couldn’t live without.”-Anne Lamott


“Mothering has been the richest experience of my life, but I am still opposed to Mother’s Day. It perpetuates the dangerous idea that all parents are somehow superior to non-parents.”-Anne Lamott


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“Mothers are supposed to listen and, afterward, to respond with some wisdom and perspective, but these things were not my mother’s strong suit.”-Anne Lamott


“Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of women: that mothers are superior beings, that they have done more with their lives and chosen a more difficult path.”-Anne Lamott


“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.”-Anne Lamott


“My mother was a not-too-devoted atheist. She went to Episcopal church on Christmas Eve every year, and that was mostly it.”-Anne Lamott


“My mother’s eyes were large and brown, like my son’s, but unlike Sam’s, they were always frantic, like a hummingbird who can’t quite find the flower but keeps jabbing around.”-Anne Lamott


“No one can appropriate God, goodness, the Bible or Jesus. It just seems that way.”-Anne Lamott


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“No one is more sentimentalized in America than mothers on Mother’s Day, but no one is more often blamed for the culture’s bad people and behavior.”-Anne Lamott


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


“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.”-Anne Lamott


“Some people seem to understand this – that life and change take time – but I am not one of those people.”-Anne Lamott


“Some people won’t go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.”-Anne Lamott


“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


“The American way is to not need help, but to help.”-Anne Lamott


“The reason I never give up hope is that everything is so basically hopeless.”-Anne Lamott


“The whistle is always waiting to be blown, and in some ways, it gets me to do better work.”-Anne Lamott


“The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you’re only as well as you are.”-Anne Lamott


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


“These days cry out, as never before, for us to pay attention, so we can move through them and get our joy and pride back.”-Anne Lamott


“We must not inflict life on children who will be resented; we must not inflict unwanted children on society.”-Anne Lamott


“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


“Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.”-Anne Lamott