Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Laugh Out Loud

I dare you.
I just found this quote from Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird. I had all but forgotten it, but I dug it up and it still makes me laugh.

I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not one of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts. All right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much. We do not think that she has a rich inner life or that God likes her or can even stand her. (Although when I mentioned this to my priest friend Tom, he said you can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.)

I want to have friends like Anne Lamott.

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