Anne Lamott is an American novelist and non-fiction writer. She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher. Lamott is based in Marin County, California, her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical. Marked by their self-deprecating humor and openness, Lamott's writings cover such subjects as alcoholism, single-motherhood, depression, and Christianity.
The first and truest thing is that all truth is a paradox. Life is both a precious, unfathomably beautiful gift, and it's impossible here, on the incarnational side of tings.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes--including you.
There is almost nothing outside of you that will help in any kind of lasting way，unless you're waiting for an organ.
Everyone is screwed up，broken，clingy and sacred，even the people who seem to have it most together. They are much more like you than you would believe, so try not to compare your insides to other people's outsides. It will only make you worse than you already are.
Chocolate with 75 percent cacao is not actually a food.
Publication and temporary creative successes are something you have to recover from.
Families. Families are hard，hard，hard，no matter how cherished and astonishing they may also be.
Food. Try to do a little better.
Exploring the outside world and the secret of life.
Don’t be afraid of death.