Anne Lamott Quotes.
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you’re only as well as you are.
The whistle is always waiting to be blown, and in some ways, it gets me to do better work.
Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.
We must not inflict life on children who will be resented; we must not inflict unwanted children on society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s the difference between you and God? God never thinks he’s you.
I was the angriest daughter on earth, and also, one of the most devoted.
Some people seem to understand this – that life and change take time – but I am not one of those people.
Some people won’t go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.
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 community.
Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.
The Giants are usually described as rag tag, kind of a great garage sale team, and the Democrats are described as the Mommies to the Republican Daddies; and everyone hates the mommies, but wait, wait – I didn’t intend to get into the pathos and thrill of being a Democratic Giants fan.
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.
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.