Anne Lamott (born April 10, 1954) is an American novelist and non-fiction writer.
If you haven't already, you will lose someone you can't live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and you never completely get over the loss of a deeply beloved person. But this is also good news. The person lives forever, in your broken heart that doesn't seal back up. And you come through, and you learn to dance with the banged-up heart.
—Anne Lamott in Plan B
Getting found almost always means being lost for a while.
—Anne Lamott in Small Victories
When I was a child, I thought grown-ups and teachers knew the truth, because they told me they did. It took years for me to discover that the first step in finding out the truth is to begin unlearning almost everything adults had taught me, and to start doing all the things they'd told me NOT to do. Their main pitch was that achievement equaled happiness, when all you had to do was study rock stars, or movie stars, or them, to see that they were mostly miserable.
—Anne Lamott in Grace (Eventually)
A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.
—Anne Lamott in Joe Jones
I refused to lose my heart to someone who was incapable of giving me his.
—Helen Hardt in Craving
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
The giving of love is an education in itself.