Anne Lamott – I am the woman I…

I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and…


“I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends’ mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.”
-Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott – Your problem is how you…

Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life…


“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.”
-Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott – I love readings and my…

I love readings and my readers, but the din of voices of the audience gives…


“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.”
-Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott – A whole lot of us…

A whole lot of us believers, of all different religions, are ready to turn back…


“A whole lot of us believers, of all different religions, are ready to turn back the tide of madness by walking together, in both the dark and the light – in other words, through life – registering voters as we go, and keeping the faith.”
-Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott – If you don’t die of…

If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be…


“If you don’t die of thirst, there are blessings in the desert. You can be pulled into limitlessness, which we all yearn for, or you can do the beauty of minutiae, the scrimshaw of tiny and precise. The sky is your ocean, and the crystal silence will uplift you like great gospel music, or Neil Young.”
-Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott – I got a lot of…

I got a lot of things that society had promised would make me whole and…


“I got a lot of things that society had promised would make me whole and fulfilled – all the things that the culture tells you from preschool on will quiet the throbbing anxiety inside you – stature, the respect of colleagues, maybe even a kind of low-grade fame.”
-Anne Lamott