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Anne Lamott Inspirational Quotes: 7 Uplifting Messages from Christian Writer

By    |   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 04:36 PM

Anne Lamott’s life has been anything but easy. She has suffered through bouts of depression, alcoholism, a troubled childhood, loss of loved ones, and her father’s agonizing passing from brain cancer.

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But through it all, the author of 16 books, including several best sellers, has used these painful experiences to inspire millions of readers. Her ability to uplift others through the lessons she’s learned has endeared her to her devoted audiences. As Lamott says in her bio with the Barclay Agency, “I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith.”

Here are seven inspirational quotes from the beloved Christian writer:

1. "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. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die." (Source: Emotionally Resilient Living)

2. "I think joy and sweetness and affection are a spiritual path. We're here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so much baggage to be light enough to dance, to sing, to play. You don't have time to carry grudges; you don't have time to cling to the need to be right." (Source: Dr. Ginger Blume)

3. "It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty – and said, 'Do the best you can with these. They will have to do.' And mostly, against all odds, they do." (Source: Traveling Mercies)

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4. "For me, Jesus is my cleft in the rock. He is my safest friend, my safe, totally loving, accepting big brother." (Source: Brainy Quote)

5. "I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." (Source: Brainy Quote)

6. "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." (Source: Everyday Health)

7. "There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose and out of time." (Source: Quote Addicts)

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