Anne Lamott Quotes

Anne Lamott Quotes: You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren't. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don't think your way into becoming yourself.
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Anne Lamott Quote: I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives me stage fright, and the din of voices inside whisper that I am a fraud, and that the jig is up. Surely someone will rise up from the audience and say out loud that not only am I not funny and helpful, but I'm annoying, and a phony.
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Quotes about Anne Lamott: A writer paradoxically seeks the truth and tells lies every step of the way. It's a lie if you make something up. But you make it up in the name of truth, and then you give your heart to expressing it clearly.
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Quote about Anne Lamott: ...most of the time, all you have is the moment, and the imperfect love of the people around you.
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Anne Lamott Sayings: If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you're a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act
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Anne Lamott Saying: Get to know your characters as well as you can let there be something at stake, and then let the chips fall where they may.
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Sayings about Anne Lamott: We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little.
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Saying about Anne Lamott: The society to which we belong seems to be dying or is already dead. I don't mean to sound dramatic, but clearly the dark side is rising. Things could not have been more odd and frightening in the Middle Ages. But the tradition of artists will continue no matter what form the society takes. And this is another reason to write: people need us, to mirror for them and for each other without distortion-not to look around and say, 'Look at yourselves, you idiots!,' but to say, 'This is who we are.
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Anne Lamott Quotes: 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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Anne Lamott Quote: I spend most of my time alone, because I so value and thrive in the quiet. Heaven.
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Quotes about Anne Lamott: You were loved because God loves, period. God loved you, and everyone, not because you believed in certain things, but because you were a mess, and lonely, and His or Her child. God loved you no matter how crazy you felt on the inside, no matter what a fake you were; always, even in your current condition, even before coffee. God loves you crazily, like I love you...like a slightly overweight auntie, who sees only your marvelousness and need.
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Quote about Anne Lamott: Prayer is talking to something or anything with which we seek union, even if we are bitter or insane or broken. (In fact, these are probably the best possible conditions under which to pray.) Prayer is taking a chance that against all odds and past history, we are loved and chosen, and do not have to get it together before we show up.
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Anne Lamott Sayings: So Rita and I decided that the most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.
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Anne Lamott Saying: E.L. Doctorow said once said that 'Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.' You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice on writing, or life, I have ever heard.
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Sayings about Anne Lamott: Lies cannot nourish or protect you. Only freedom from fear, freedom from lies, can make us beautiful, and keep us safe.
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Saying about Anne Lamott: I like to read away as much of the afternoon as possible, until real life rears its ugly head.
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Anne Lamott Quotes: I've heard it said that every day you need half an hour of quiet time for yourself, or your Self, unless you're incredibly busy and stressed, in which case you need an hour. I promise you, it is there. Fight tooth and nail to find time, to make it. It is our true wealth, this moment, this hour, this day.
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Anne Lamott Quote: Good therapy helps. Good friends help. Pretending that we are doing better than we are doesn't. Shame doesn't. Being heard does.
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