36 Remarkable Anne Lamott Quotes

36 Remarkable Anne Lamott Quotes

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Anne Lamott is a author from San Francisco, California. She writes fiction along with non fiction christian based novels that cover topics such as single motherhood, depression, alcoholism, and religion. She continues to write and lives in California.

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

“A hundred years from now? All new people.”

“Age has given me the gift of me; it just gave me what I was always longing for, which was to get to be the woman I’ve already dreamt of being. Which is somebody who can do rest and do hard
work and be a really constant companion, a constant, tender-hearted wife to myself.”

“And I felt like my heart had been so thoroughly and irreparably broken that there could be no real joy again, that at best there might eventually be a little contentment. Everyone wanted me
to get help and rejoin life, pick up the pieces and move on, and I tried to, I wanted to, but I just had to lie in the mud with my arms wrapped around myself, eyes closed, grieving, until I
didn’t have to anymore.”

“Expectations are resentments under construction.”

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.”

“Forgiveness means it finally becomes unimportant that you hit back. You’re done. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to have lunch with the person. If you keep hitting back, you stay
trapped in the nightmare.”

“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 is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.”

“I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”

“I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”

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

“I thought such awful thoughts that I cannot even say them out loud because they would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.”

“I worry that Jesus drinks himself to sleep when he hears me talk like this.”

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

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

“Joy is the best makeup.”

“Laughter is carbonated holiness.”

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

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

“My mind is a neighborhood I try not to go into alone.”

“No” is a complete sentence.”

“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

“Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.”

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

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

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

“We can’t understand when we’re pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were
actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.”

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

“When I was a kid, our family used to watch ‘Bonanza.’ I really liked having a Sunday night TV ritual.”

“You can either practice being right or practice being kind.”

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

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

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

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