Quotes from Anne Lamott

I love to read.

I love to read books. I love to read blogs and message boards. I love to read great quotes. Tonight I have been reading Anne Lamott quotes and I'm sure it has something to do with the fact that I have spent this whole year writing a book, but I particularly loved these three:

"Some people may have thought that this book was too personal, too confessional. But what these people think about me is none of my business. "
— Anne Lamott

"Toni Morrison said, "The function of freedom is to free someone else," and if you are no longer wracked or in bondage to a person or a way of life, tell your story. Risk freeing someone else. Not everyone will be glad that you did. Members of your family and other critics may wish you had kept your secrets. Oh, well, what are you going to do?"
— Anne Lamott

"Becoming a writer is about becoming conscious. When you're conscious and writing from a place of insight and simplicity and real caring about the truth, you have the ability to throw the lights on for your reader. He or she will recognize his or her life and truth in what you say, in the pictures you have painted, and this decreases the terrible sense of isolation that we have all had too much of."
— Anne Lamott

Comments

Shari,

My favorite writers quote:
"writing is a socially acceptable form of schizaphrenia" by E.L. Doctorow!

Our prayer are with John an you as you go thru the next chapter of treating his illness! Looking forward to your book being in print! Take care- Janet

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