Help, Thanks, Wow Quotes

Anne Lamott
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Nothing could matter less than what we call this force.”
-- Narrator (Prelude: Prayer 101)

Importance: Lamott writes of prayer as being a way of speaking to a greater force. In order to keep from alienating any of her readers Lamott indicates it does not matter what the force is called.

Prayer is taking a chance that against all odds and past history, we are loved and chosen, and do not have to get it together before we show up.”
-- Narrator (Prelude: Prayer 101)

Importance: As Lamott defines prayer she indicates that the supplicant does not have to be perfect in order to pray. The premise of prayer is that the person praying is loved and accepted as they are.

Believe me, if I could, I would, and in the meantime I feel like stabbing you in the forehead.”
-- Narrator (Help)

Importance: In this quote, Lamott, who is often consumed by anxiety, expresses her feelings for people who advise her just to let go...

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