Anne Lamott Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old anne lamott quotes, anne lamott sayings, and anne lamott proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.     

Anne Lamott

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.     

Anne Lamott

Laughter is carbonated holiness.     

Anne Lamott

Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.     

Anne Lamott

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.     

Anne Lamott

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

Grief, as I read somewhere once, is a lazy Susan. One day it is heavy and underwater, and the next day it spins and stops at loud and rageful, and the next day at wounded keening, and the next day numbness, silence.     

Anne Lamott

I accidentally forgot to graduate from college.     

Anne Lamott

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.     

Anne Lamott

The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you're only as well as you are.     

Anne Lamott

Having a baby is like suddenly getting the world's worst roommate.     

Anne Lamott

One thing about having a baby is that each step of the way you simply cannot imagine loving him any more than you already do, because you are bursting with love, loving as much as you are humanly capable of- and then you do, you love him even more.     

Anne Lamott

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.     

Anne Lamott

There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.     

Anne Lamott

Getting into a new relationship is like pouring Miracle-Gro on your character defects.     

Anne Lamott

The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.     

Anne Lamott

I am an Aries. Although I do not believe in astrology, I think this is exactly the right sign to have been born under.     

Anne Lamott

Pay attention to the beauty surrounding you.     

Anne Lamott

The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.     

Anne Lamott

Having a baby is like suddenly getting the world's worst roommate.     

Anne Lamott

Teenagers who do not go to church are adored by God, but they don't get to meet some of the people who love God back.     

Anne Lamott

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.     

Anne Lamott

Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.     

Anne Lamott

Toddlers can make you feel as if you have violated some archaic law in their personal Koran and you should die, infidel.     

Anne Lamott

To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to see yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are.     

Anne Lamott

Expectations are resentments under construction.     

Anne Lamott

Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.     

Anne Lamott

Raising a child, whether or not it is yours, is like Nautilus of the heart and soul.     

Anne Lamott

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.     

Anne Lamott

My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day, with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.     

Anne Lamott