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quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I'm not a big Austen reader. I wouldn't say I dislike her, but if I had to choose between her and Eliot to bring to a desert island, it would definitely be Eliot. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I'm not a big Austen reader. I wouldn't say I dislike her, but if I had to choose between her and Eliot to bring to a desert island, it would definitely be Eliot.

--Elizabeth Gilbert




quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: My life acccomplishments? Sanity, and you. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

My life acccomplishments? Sanity, and you.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I've never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I've never seen any life transformation that didn't begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: How could two people who were so in love not end up happily ever after? It had to work. Didn't it? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

How could two people who were so in love not end up happily ever after? It had to work. Didn't it?

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Marriage is -- among other things -- a study in contradiction and disappointment, and inside that reality there is space for us to truly learn how to love. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Marriage is -- among other things -- a study in contradiction and disappointment, and inside that reality there is space for us to truly learn how to love.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Given that life is so short, do I really want to spend one-ninetieth of my remaining days on earth reading Edward Gibbon? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Given that life is so short, do I really want to spend one-ninetieth of my remaining days on earth reading Edward Gibbon?

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I would say that if you really want to STOP knowing someone, you have to divorce him. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I would say that if you really want to STOP knowing someone, you have to divorce him.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: A glorious failure can sometimes be more life affirming than a cautious win. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

A glorious failure can sometimes be more life affirming than a cautious win.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: David was catnip and kryptonite to me. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

David was catnip and kryptonite to me.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You have the opposite of poker face. You have like.. miniature golf face. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You have the opposite of poker face. You have like.. miniature golf face.

--Elizabeth Gilbert



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: When you want to do something creative and you want to do something new, you have to start with the thing that's making you want to jump up out of bed in the morning. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

When you want to do something creative and you want to do something new, you have to start with the thing that's making you want to jump up out of bed in the morning.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Your fear is the most boring thing about you. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Your fear is the most boring thing about you.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Everything really is going to be okay. (And if not okay, then at least comic.). with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Everything really is going to be okay. (And if not okay, then at least comic.).

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Mistakes will be made. Failure will occur. You pick yourself up and carry on. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Mistakes will be made. Failure will occur. You pick yourself up and carry on.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I'm a pleaser. That's my character. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I'm a pleaser. That's my character.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I was a writer before 'Eat, Pray, Love,' and I'll be a writer after it's over. It's what I want to do for the rest of my life. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I was a writer before 'Eat, Pray, Love,' and I'll be a writer after it's over. It's what I want to do for the rest of my life.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I wondered, Why have I been chasing happiness my whole life when bliss was here the entire time? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I wondered, Why have I been chasing happiness my whole life when bliss was here the entire time?

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: We have hands; we can stand on them if we want to. That's our privilege. That's the joy of a mortal body. And that's why God needs us. Because God loves to feel things through our hands. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

We have hands; we can stand on them if we want to. That's our privilege. That's the joy of a mortal body. And that's why God needs us. Because God loves to feel things through our hands.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

Longer Version:

In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted. Only artistic excellence is incorruptible. Pleasure cannot be bargained down. And sometimes the meal is the only currency that is real.


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The Augusteum warns me not to get attached to any obsolete ideas about who I am, what I represent, whom I belong to, or what function I may once have intended to serve. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The Augusteum warns me not to get attached to any obsolete ideas about who I am, what I represent, whom I belong to, or what function I may once have intended to serve.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: This was my moment to look for the kind of healing and peace that can only come from solitude. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

This was my moment to look for the kind of healing and peace that can only come from solitude.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Most of humanity, he said, have eyes that are so caked shut with the dust of deception they will never see the truth, no matter who tries to help them. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Most of humanity, he said, have eyes that are so caked shut with the dust of deception they will never see the truth, no matter who tries to help them.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: If faith were rational , it wouldn't be -by definition- faith. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

If faith were rational , it wouldn't be -by definition- faith.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

Longer Version:

When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I will give you the sun and the rain, and if they are not available, I will give you a sun check and a rain check. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I will give you the sun and the rain, and if they are not available, I will give you a sun check and a rain check.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Balance is not letting anyone love you less than you love yourself. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Balance is not letting anyone love you less than you love yourself.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You have now reached infatuation's final destination--the complete and merciless devaluation of self. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You have now reached infatuation's final destination--the complete and merciless devaluation of self.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainment. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainment.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life's achievement. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life's achievement.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Om Namah Shivaya, meaning, I honor the divinity that resides within me. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Om Namah Shivaya, meaning, I honor the divinity that resides within me.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It's safe. Let go. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It's safe. Let go.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: And then, in that regal silence, finally -- I began to meditate on (and with) God. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

And then, in that regal silence, finally -- I began to meditate on (and with) God.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I am the planet's most affectionate life-form, something like the cross between a golden retriever and a barnacle. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I am the planet's most affectionate life-form, something like the cross between a golden retriever and a barnacle.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Resist change at your own peril, Vivian. When something ends, let it end. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Resist change at your own peril, Vivian. When something ends, let it end.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Maybe the difference between first marriage and second marriage is that the second time at least you know you are gambling. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Maybe the difference between first marriage and second marriage is that the second time at least you know you are gambling.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Devotion is diligence without assurance. Faith is a way of saying Yes, I pre-accept the terms of the universe and I embrace in advance what I am presently incapable of understanding. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Devotion is diligence without assurance. Faith is a way of saying Yes, I pre-accept the terms of the universe and I embrace in advance what I am presently incapable of understanding.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: It has never been easy for me to understand why people work so hard to create something beautiful, but then refuse to share it with anyone, for fear of criticism. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

It has never been easy for me to understand why people work so hard to create something beautiful, but then refuse to share it with anyone, for fear of criticism.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You must learn in life to take things more lightly, my dear. The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You must learn in life to take things more lightly, my dear. The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it.

--Elizabeth Gilbert



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: As a writer, you always read in two minds: You read as a reader and you enjoy it, and you look at it as a writer, and you just admire the architecture and the construction. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

As a writer, you always read in two minds: You read as a reader and you enjoy it, and you look at it as a writer, and you just admire the architecture and the construction.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Power is a neutral energy source, like tofu. It's what you do with it that gives it flavor. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Power is a neutral energy source, like tofu. It's what you do with it that gives it flavor.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Every word was a singing sparrow, a magic trick, a truffle for me. The words made me laugh in delight. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Every word was a singing sparrow, a magic trick, a truffle for me. The words made me laugh in delight.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: From the most sacred ancient text of Yoga: Oh Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, strong, and unyielding. I consider it as difficult to subdue as the wind. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

From the most sacred ancient text of Yoga: Oh Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, strong, and unyielding. I consider it as difficult to subdue as the wind.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: God wants us to be in joy, God wants us to be happy. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

God wants us to be in joy, God wants us to be happy.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: A man that can cook you a proper meal that is like a weekday meal -- which I think cannot be better than in the form of a roast chicken -- that's the greatest. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

A man that can cook you a proper meal that is like a weekday meal -- which I think cannot be better than in the form of a roast chicken -- that's the greatest.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Most of all, I can choose my thoughts. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Most of all, I can choose my thoughts.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Well, just remember -- all your misery will be waiting for you at the door upon your exit, should you care to pick it up again when you leave. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Well, just remember -- all your misery will be waiting for you at the door upon your exit, should you care to pick it up again when you leave.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Who amongst us lives without sacrifice? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Who amongst us lives without sacrifice?

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I think you have every right to cherry-pick when it comes to moving your spirit and finding peace in God. You take whatever works from wherever you can find it, and you keep moving toward the light. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I think you have every right to cherry-pick when it comes to moving your spirit and finding peace in God. You take whatever works from wherever you can find it, and you keep moving toward the light.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You take whatever works from wherever you can find it, and you keep moving toward the light. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You take whatever works from wherever you can find it, and you keep moving toward the light.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Let your conscience be your guide. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Let your conscience be your guide.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: A woman's place is in the kitchen...sitting in a comfortable chair, with her feet up, drinking a glass of wine and watching her husband cook dinner. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

A woman's place is in the kitchen...sitting in a comfortable chair, with her feet up, drinking a glass of wine and watching her husband cook dinner.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: It used to be that god was revealed in the wonders of nature; now God was being challenged by those same wonders. Scholars were now required to choose one side or the other. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

It used to be that god was revealed in the wonders of nature; now God was being challenged by those same wonders. Scholars were now required to choose one side or the other.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Only the young and stupid are confident about sex and romance. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Only the young and stupid are confident about sex and romance.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You write fiction, you're writing memoir, and when you're writing memoir, you're writing fiction. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You write fiction, you're writing memoir, and when you're writing memoir, you're writing fiction.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I guess what I want to learn is how to live in this world and enjoy its delights but also devote myself to God. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I guess what I want to learn is how to live in this world and enjoy its delights but also devote myself to God.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The Yogic path is about disentangling the built-in glitches of the human condition, which I'm going to over-simply define here as the heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The Yogic path is about disentangling the built-in glitches of the human condition, which I'm going to over-simply define here as the heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

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