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Anne Lamott Controversial Quotes: 10 Hot-Button Statements from Christian Writer

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 10:56 AM

Anne Lamott is no stranger to controversy. The prolific author, who has written seven popular novels and nine non-fiction works, is known nearly as much for her provocative opinions on spirituality, parenting, culture, and political issues as for her best-selling books.

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Here are 10 hot-button statements from the famed atheist turned left-wing Christian writer who has retained her liberal views on faith, politics and humor"

1. "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." (Source: Brainy Quote)

2. "We must not inflict life on children who will be resented; we must not inflict unwanted children on society." (Source: Brainy Quote)

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3. 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." (Source: Salon.com)

4. "Every woman's path is difficult, and many mothers were as equipped to raise children as wire monkey mothers. I say that without judgment: It is, sadly, true. An unhealthy mother's love is withering." (Source: Modern Mom)

5. "I am not writing to try and convert people to fundamental Christianity. I am just trying to share my experience, strength and hope, that someone who is as messed up and neurotic and scarred and scared can be fully accepted by our dear Lord, no questions asked." (Source: World Magazine)

6. "Mother's Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of women: that mothers are superior beings, that they have done more with their lives and chosen a more difficult path." (Source: Salon.com)

7. "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." (Source: Brainy Quote)

8. "Mothers are supposed to listen and, afterward, to respond with some wisdom and perspective, but these things were not my mother's strong suit." (Source: News-Gazette)

9. "It was simple reality – most competitive tennis players in my day were privileged, spoiled, entitled and white. Also, many of them were beautiful, fit, tan and of good stock – great big hair and white teeth and long legs. Then there were the rest of us." (Source: Quotes Log)

10. "I have a very dark sense of humor. I swear. I have a very playful relationship with Jesus." (Source: Brainy Quote)

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