I have to order everything that Anne lamott has written


Since I totally love the way she writes.

Here are quotes from her that I would have liked to tell off some people. Still hindsight has its uses.

This one is for the mmmim! Always sure of himself and quite insufferable when it comes to arguments.

Certainty is missing the point entirely.”
― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

This one is for ma…

“… the reason life works at all is that not everyone in your tribe is nuts on the same day.”
― Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

And this is one that is dedicated to ma….

“[Her] work taught me that you could be all the traditional feminine things — a mother, a lover, a listener, a nurturer — and you could also be critically astute and radical and have a minority opinion that was profoundly moral.”
― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

This is to reassure a friend who is worried that her OCDs are losing their sheen, in the two years that she has become my friend.

Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting

This one is for my aunt, who makes me a tad nervous about the gene pool I come from…

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

And this one is for you my dear readers, but you already know it, else you would never read maidinmalaysia

“You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. The rational mind doesn’t nourish you. You assume that it gives you the truth, because the rational mind is the golden calf that this culture worships, but this is not true. Rationality squeezes out much that is rich and juicy and fascinating.”
― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

And this is for me

“writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. that thing you had to force yourself to do–the actual act of writing–turns out to be the best part. it’s like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony.”
― Anne Lamott


6 responses »

  1. These are priceless quotes MIM(rechristened version that is) and I will pronto hunt local Library for them tomorrow. I think based on your dedication up there your ma and I are soul sisters. Or I’m her wannabe soul sister maybe.

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