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Quotations by 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.

My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean.

Think of a fine painter attempting to capture an inner vision, beginning with one corner of the canvas, painting what he thinks should be there, not quite pulling it off, covering it over with white paint, and trying again, each time finding out what his painting isn’t, until he finally finds out what it is. And when you finally do find out what one corner of your vision is, you’re off and running.

You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.