Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott

List of Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott Famous Quotes, Rare Quotes and Sayings

Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott:- Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels including, Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, Crooked Little Heart, and Imperfect Birds.Anne Lamott. 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.



Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don’t like to think about.

She wrote her first novel for her father, the writer Kenneth Lamott when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has said that the book was “a present to someone I loved who was going to die.” In all her novels, she writes about loss – loss of loved ones and loss of personal control.

She doesn’t try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration, and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. Lamott does communicate her faith; in her books and in person, she lifts, comforts, and inspires, all the while keeping us laughing.




List of Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott Famous Quotes, Rare Quotes, and Sayings:-

Motivational Quotes on 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.”

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

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“Left to my own devices, my first inclination is to mess in other people’s lives. I secretly believe my whole family, and really the whole world is my responsibility.”

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“Every woman’s path is difficult, and many mothers were as equipped to raise children as wire monkey mothers. I say that without judgment: It is, sadly, true. An unhealthy mother’s love is withering.”

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“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 a community.”

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“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.”

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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.”

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“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.”

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“I have a very dark sense of humor. I swear. I have a very playful relationship with Jesus.”

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“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.”

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

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“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.”

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Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott
Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott

“The American way is to not need help but to help.”

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“Being on a book tour is like being on the seesaw when you’re a little kid. The excitement is in having someone to play with, and in rising up in the air, but then you’re at the mercy of those holding you down, and if it’s your older brother or Paul Wolfowitz, they leap up, so that you crash down and get hurt.”

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

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

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“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.”

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“I hate the summer.”

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

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“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.”

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“I used to tell my writing students that they must write the books they wished they could come upon – because then the books they hungered and thirsted for would exist.”

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

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“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.”

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“I’ve written six novels and four pieces of nonfiction, so I don’t really have a genre these days.”

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“It was a simple reality – most competitive tennis players in my day were privileged, spoiled, entitled and white. Also, many of them were beautiful, fit, tan and of good stock – great big hair and white teeth and long legs. Then there were the rest of us.”

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

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World Famous Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott

Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott
Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott

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

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

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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.”

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

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“I accidentally forgot to graduate from college.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“Summer nearly does me in every year. It’s too hot and the light is unforgiving and the days go on way too long.”

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

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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“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.”

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

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

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“It’s a great time to be alive.”

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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.”

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Top 10 Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott

Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott
Motivational Quotes on Anne Lamott

“When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.”

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“Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.”

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

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

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“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.”

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