10 Favorite and Best Anne Lamott Quotes From Her Books

10 Favorite and Best Anne Lamott Quotes To Inspire

Here are 3 best Anne Lamott quotes. I hugely love her writing!

So much so, I designed 3 of my favorite Ann Lamott quotes into posters!

Anne Lamott saying 1

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.” – Anne Lamott

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Anne Lamott saying 2:

“There is nothing outside of you that will make you happier in any lasting way. Unless you’re waiting for an organ.” — Anne Lamott

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Anne Lamott saying 3:

“There are places in your heart that you don’t even know exist until you have a child.”  – Anne Lamott

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#4

“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.” – Anne Lamott

#5

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” – Anne Lamott

#6

“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.” – Anne Lamott

#7

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.” – Anne Lamott

#8

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” – Anne Lamott

#9

“You can either practice being right or practice being kind.” – Anne Lamott

#10

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.” – Anne Lamott

Feel free to share the Anne Lamott quote posters on Instagram! And I’d love to hear your insights on the comment section below! What’s something which comes to your mind and heart when you read these Anne Lamott quotes?

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