Anne Lamott is an American author and public speaker, born 10th April 1954. Born in San Francisco, the author is known for her self-deprecating humour and openness and her works cover subjects such as alcoholism, single-motherhood depression and religion.
With many fiction, and non-fiction books to her name, she has a few quotations that are worth sharing, and so here are some of our favourites.
“If you have a body, you are entitled to the full range of feelings. It comes with the package.”
“Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.”
“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”
“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”
“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.”
“If you want to make God laugh, tell her your plans.”
“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.”
There are some great quotes there from a great American author.