Vickie Cotton

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
“Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived...Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here.”
Anne Lamott
Plan B by Anne Lamott
“This is one thing they forget to mention in most child-rearing books, that at times you will just lose your mind. Period. ”
Anne Lamott
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“The difference between you and God is that God doesn't think He's you. ”
Anne Lamott
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Anne Lamott
“I am all the ages I've ever been.”
Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Anne Lamott
“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”
Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott
“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.”
Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott
“Laughter is carbonated holiness.”
Anne Lamott

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