Anne Lamott

A Quote by Anne Lamott on writing, writers, alone, loneliness, isolation, connection, and life

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life; they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. 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

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A Quote by Anne Lamott

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.

Anne Lamott

Source: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on womenswisdom, courage, and living


If there is one door in the castle
you have been told not to go through, you must.
Otherwise you'll just be arranging furniture
in rooms you've already been in.

Anne Lamott

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on vision, painting, and art

Think of a fine painter attempting to capture an inner vision, beginning with one corner of the canvas, painting what she thinks should be there, not quite pulling it off, covering it over with white paint, and trying again, each time finding out what her painting isn't, until she finally finds out what it is. And when you finally do find out what one corner of your vision is;  you're off and running.

Anne Lamott

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on gratitude, joy, and equanimity

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

Anne Lamott

Source: Plan B, Further Thoughts on Faith

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on grace

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"I do not understand the mystery of grace--only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us."

Anne Lamott

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on writing and sense of wonder

This is our goal as writers, I think: to help others have this sense of wonder, of seeing things anew, things that catch us off-guard, that break in on our small bordered worlds.  When this happens, everything feels more spacious.  I think this is how we are supposed to be - present and in awe.

Anne Lamott

Source: Write from the Heart

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on beginning, darkness, dawn, hope, justice, and work

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

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A Quote by Anne Lamott on people

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A hundred years for now? All new people.

Anne Lamott

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