Top ten inspiring lines from the book “bird by bird” by Anne Lamott.
- Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. #28
- She said that every single one of us at birth is given an emotional acre all our own. #44
- In the world of fiction it may take many pages before you find out who the major characters really are, just as in the real world it may take you many years to find out that the strangers you talked to once for half an hour in the railroad station may have done more to point you to where your true homeland lies than your priest or your best friend or even your psychiatrist. #53 #Frederick Buechner
- So aim but not too hard, and when you finally see the climax forming in front of you, then you can race toward it. #62
- Life is not like formula fiction. The villain has a heart, and the hero has great flaws. You’ve got to pay attention to what each character says, so you can know each of their hearts. #69
- The conscious mind seems to block that feeling of oneness so we can function efficiently, maneuver in the world a little bit better, get our taxes done on time. #98
- If you don’t believe in what you are saying, there is no point in your saying it. You might as well call it a day and go bowling. #106
- You get your confidence and intuition back by trusting yourself, by being militantly on your own side. #112
- All the good stories are out there waiting to be told in a fresh, wild way. #180
- I told myself that historically when people do too well too quickly, they are a Greek tragedy waiting to happen. I, who did not do too well too quickly and who was in fact not doing too well over time, was actually in the catbird seat. I was not going to end up the cocky heroine in an ugly hubris drama. #128
P.S. #9 is my favorite one. Which one is yours?