Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life

Lamott, Anne

Anchor, 1994

pp. 121, 156, 163

“The Gulf Stream will flow through a straw provided the straw is aligned to the Gulf Stream, and not at cross purposes with it.”

(P. 156) “You don’t always have to chop with the sword of truth. You can point with it too.”

(P. 163) Quotes Donald Barthelme’s observation: “’Truth is a hard apple to catch and it’s a hard apple to throw.’”