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Wikipedia Summary for Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert (born July 18, 1969) is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold over 12 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages. The book was also made into a film of the same name in 2010.

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: This is intimacy: the trading of stories in the dark. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

This is intimacy: the trading of stories in the dark.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You may return here once you have fully come to understand that you are always here. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You may return here once you have fully come to understand that you are always here.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Give your mind a job to do, or else it will find a job to do, and you might not like the job it invents. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Give your mind a job to do, or else it will find a job to do, and you might not like the job it invents.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I've come to realize that the contemporary creative culture is not generating the best possible outcome. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I've come to realize that the contemporary creative culture is not generating the best possible outcome.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I don't think you can come into your wisdom until you have made mistakes on your own skin and felt them in reality of your own life. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I don't think you can come into your wisdom until you have made mistakes on your own skin and felt them in reality of your own life.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it's also a political and economic contract of the highest order. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it's also a political and economic contract of the highest order.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I have searched frantically for contentment for so many years in so many ways, and all the acquisitions and accomplishments- they run you down in the end. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I have searched frantically for contentment for so many years in so many ways, and all the acquisitions and accomplishments- they run you down in the end.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Bhuta ia, dewa ia. (Bali expression meaning Man is a demon, man is a god.). with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Bhuta ia, dewa ia. (Bali expression meaning Man is a demon, man is a god.).

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I wonder if I am capable of being somebody's sun, somebody's everything. Am I centered enough now to be the center of somebody else's life? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I wonder if I am capable of being somebody's sun, somebody's everything. Am I centered enough now to be the center of somebody else's life?

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: By unnerving definition, anything that the heart has chosen for its own mysterious reasons it can always unchoose later--again, for its own mysterious reasons. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

By unnerving definition, anything that the heart has chosen for its own mysterious reasons it can always unchoose later--again, for its own mysterious reasons.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Our relationship now thoroughly ruined, with even civility destroyed between us, all I wanted anymore was the door. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Our relationship now thoroughly ruined, with even civility destroyed between us, all I wanted anymore was the door.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: For the entire decade of my 30s and the early part of my 40s, I didn't write a word of fiction. I just left behind a dream of my life. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

For the entire decade of my 30s and the early part of my 40s, I didn't write a word of fiction. I just left behind a dream of my life.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Nothing is less efficient than perfectionism. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Nothing is less efficient than perfectionism.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I couldn't care less about evidence and proof and assurances. I just want God. I want God inside me. I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on water. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I couldn't care less about evidence and proof and assurances. I just want God. I want God inside me. I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on water.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The more unsettled and unbalanced we feel, the more quickly and recklessly we are likely to fall in love. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The more unsettled and unbalanced we feel, the more quickly and recklessly we are likely to fall in love.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Don't rush through the experiences and circumstances that have the most capacity to transform you. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Don't rush through the experiences and circumstances that have the most capacity to transform you.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: It may be that same-sex couples will save the institution of marriage. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

It may be that same-sex couples will save the institution of marriage.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Women are capable of enduring a tremendous amount of disappointment and still have a good life. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Women are capable of enduring a tremendous amount of disappointment and still have a good life.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Everybody imitates before they can innovate. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Everybody imitates before they can innovate.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Religious ceremonies are of paramount importance in Bali ( an island, don't forget, with seven unpredictable volcanoes on it-you would pray, too). with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Religious ceremonies are of paramount importance in Bali ( an island, don't forget, with seven unpredictable volcanoes on it-you would pray, too).

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Life's metaphors are God's instructions. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Life's metaphors are God's instructions.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: As the saying goes, Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them. Why would I want to keep my limitations? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

As the saying goes, Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them. Why would I want to keep my limitations?

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I have never created anything in my life that did not make me feel, at some point or another, like I was the guy who just walked into a fancy ball wearing a homemade lobster costume. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I have never created anything in my life that did not make me feel, at some point or another, like I was the guy who just walked into a fancy ball wearing a homemade lobster costume.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Man is a demon, man is a god. Both true. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Man is a demon, man is a god. Both true.

--Elizabeth Gilbert



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You are accidentally leaving your DNA all over everything in a novel because it's all coming from you. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You are accidentally leaving your DNA all over everything in a novel because it's all coming from you.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The Balinese don't wait and see how things go. That would be terrifying. They organize how things go, in order to keep things from falling apart. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The Balinese don't wait and see how things go. That would be terrifying. They organize how things go, in order to keep things from falling apart.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I think another way that you can really harm yourself as an artist is by buying into the mythology that it's really important. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I think another way that you can really harm yourself as an artist is by buying into the mythology that it's really important.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: What kind of God do you believe in? my answer is easy: I believe in a magnificent God. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

What kind of God do you believe in? my answer is easy: I believe in a magnificent God.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I share it here because something was about to occur on that bathroom floor that would change forever the progression of my life..what happened was that I started to pray. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I share it here because something was about to occur on that bathroom floor that would change forever the progression of my life..what happened was that I started to pray.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: There are always two figures in a marriage, two votes, two conflicting sets of decisions, desires and limitations. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

There are always two figures in a marriage, two votes, two conflicting sets of decisions, desires and limitations.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: He was powerful and I died of love in his shadow. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

He was powerful and I died of love in his shadow.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Generally speaking, though, Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure. Ours is an entertainment-seeking nation, but not necessarily a pleasure-seeking one. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Generally speaking, though, Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure. Ours is an entertainment-seeking nation, but not necessarily a pleasure-seeking one.

--Elizabeth Gilbert





quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Lucky is the soul whose only troubles are self-inflicted. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Lucky is the soul whose only troubles are self-inflicted.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: There are times when the only access I have to the truest person that I am is when I'm alone and trying to solve a sentence. It's exciting, even when it's frustrating, even when I can't do it right. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

There are times when the only access I have to the truest person that I am is when I'm alone and trying to solve a sentence. It's exciting, even when it's frustrating, even when I can't do it right.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: We're already separated that's official but there's still a window of hope left open that perhaps someday we could give things another try. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

We're already separated that's official but there's still a window of hope left open that perhaps someday we could give things another try.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You're wishin' too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You're wishin' too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Even in the worst tragedies and crisis, there's no reason to add to everyone's misery by looking miserable yourself. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Even in the worst tragedies and crisis, there's no reason to add to everyone's misery by looking miserable yourself.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I see a lot of women who can't travel when they're young, and then their kids grow up and they become amazing adventurers. Travel is not only for the young. Sometimes it's wasted on the young. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I see a lot of women who can't travel when they're young, and then their kids grow up and they become amazing adventurers. Travel is not only for the young. Sometimes it's wasted on the young.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The appreciation of pleasure can be the anchor of humanity. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The appreciation of pleasure can be the anchor of humanity.

--Elizabeth Gilbert




quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Being content with what you have already is an art form that leads to a peace that can't be replaced by anything else. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Being content with what you have already is an art form that leads to a peace that can't be replaced by anything else.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Creativity is a gift to the creator not just a gift to the audience. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Creativity is a gift to the creator not just a gift to the audience.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: If you're alive, you're a creative person. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

If you're alive, you're a creative person.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding, and, heaven help us, the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be 'the happiest moment' of one's life. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding, and, heaven help us, the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be 'the happiest moment' of one's life.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Dolce far niente: the pleasure of doing anything. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Dolce far niente: the pleasure of doing anything.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I feel like if I were to get another tattoo, it would probably be those two words. Just stubborn, stubborn, stubborn gladness. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I feel like if I were to get another tattoo, it would probably be those two words. Just stubborn, stubborn, stubborn gladness.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Whenever I would feel such happiness my guilt alarm went off. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Whenever I would feel such happiness my guilt alarm went off.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I actually have a great deal of respect for antidepressants; I think they can be enormously mighty tools toward recovery. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I actually have a great deal of respect for antidepressants; I think they can be enormously mighty tools toward recovery.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Venice is beautiful, but like a Bergman movie is beautiful; you can admire it, but you don't really want to live in it. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Venice is beautiful, but like a Bergman movie is beautiful; you can admire it, but you don't really want to live in it.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: There is a quiet glory in merely making things, and then sharing those things with an open heart and no expectations. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

There is a quiet glory in merely making things, and then sharing those things with an open heart and no expectations.

--Elizabeth Gilbert



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I was perfectly happy in my boring life before you came along. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I was perfectly happy in my boring life before you came along.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You can butcher the sheep only once. But if you are careful, you can shear the sheep every year. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You can butcher the sheep only once. But if you are careful, you can shear the sheep every year.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Oh, cold world -- I have grown so weary of you and all your horrible bathrooms. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Oh, cold world -- I have grown so weary of you and all your horrible bathrooms.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The gods are fond of the cryptic and dislike the evident. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The gods are fond of the cryptic and dislike the evident.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Dear me, how I love a library. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Dear me, how I love a library.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: In fact, it was all I could do to stop myself from saying, 'I've always been a big fan of your work. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

In fact, it was all I could do to stop myself from saying, 'I've always been a big fan of your work.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The only thing you need to do for now is get some rest and take good care of yourself until you do know the answer. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The only thing you need to do for now is get some rest and take good care of yourself until you do know the answer.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Marriage is a strange combination of dream and reality, and we spend our lives as couples trying to negotiate that divide. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Marriage is a strange combination of dream and reality, and we spend our lives as couples trying to negotiate that divide.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

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