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Anne Lamott Quotes on Life: 10 Memorable Statements from Christian Writer

By    |   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 03:15 PM

Anne Lamott is the author of seven fictional novels and several more non-fiction books is nearly impossible to pin down to one genre or writing style. The perennial best-selling writer is known for her unorthodox Christian faith, quirky humor, single parenting, progressive politics and atheistic upbringing – and her opinionated nature on a wide array of topics, according to Barnes & Noble.

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Lamott is also revered for her legendary quotes on a range of subjects. Here are 10 memorable statements about life from the veteran writer:

1. "My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog." (Source: Double Quotes)

2. "We're often ashamed of asking for so much help because it seems selfish or petty or narcissistic, but I think, if there's a God – and I believe there is – that God is there to help. That's what God's job is." (Source: Brainy Quote)

3. "I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen." (Source: Elate)

4. "I just try to love and serve everyone, and bring everyone water, and lend an ear; that's what Jesus said to do." (Source: Quotes Log)

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5. "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." (Source: Quotes Panel)

6. "Presents can make up for some of the disappointments that life doles out, such as it makes almost no sense and is coming to an end more quickly than ever." (Source: Brainy Quotes)

7. "If the present is really all we have, then the present lasts forever." (Source: Quote Addicts)

8. "Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die." (Source: Traveling Mercies, via Good Reads)

9. "It’s a great time to be alive." (Source: Quote Addicts)

10. "I don’t know why life isn’t constructed to be seamless and safe, why we make such glaring mistakes, things fall so short of our expectations, and our hearts get broken and our kids do scary things and our parents get old and don’t always remember to put pants on before they go out for a stroll. I don’t know why it’s not more like it is in the movies, why things don’t come out neatly and lessons can’t be learned when you’re in the mood for learning them, why love and grace often come in such motley packaging."
(Source: Traveling Mercies, via Good Reads)

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