- “ Believing [in God] isn’t the hard part; waiting on God is.” (p. 56)
- After lamenting with her friend that her friend's husband, Eddie, blew their vacation money on an air conditioner, Lamott confesses: “…I wanted air, too, and believed that if I had it, my house would be perfect. I’ll go to my grave convinced that you can find happiness out there, somewhere, with the right someone or good financing. If you could just get things to line up properly, you could relax, learn to experience life in all its immediacy, reconnect with who you really are, with the soul or spirit, the divine whatchacallit deep inside that sparks when it hears certain music./// We’re not stupid, Eddie and I. We are Americans.” (133)
- “If you are mesmerized by televised stupidity, and don’t get to hear or read stories about your world, you can be fooled into thinking that the world isn’t miraculous—and it is.” (154)
- “Then I said the stupidest thing to God: I said, “I’ll do anything you say…” (192)
- “If there were no other proof of the existence of a bigger reality than birds, they would do it for me.” (237)
See--that wasn't so bad!