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quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: If you want to get to the castle, Groceries, you've got to swim the moat. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

If you want to get to the castle, Groceries, you've got to swim the moat.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: A lovely evening of new idioms and fresh mozzarella. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

A lovely evening of new idioms and fresh mozzarella.

--Elizabeth Gilbert







quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The beauty and variety of the natural world are merely the visible legacies of endless war. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The beauty and variety of the natural world are merely the visible legacies of endless war.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady.

--Elizabeth Gilbert



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: When I don't know what I'm doing, I look like I don't know what I'm doing. When I'm excited or nervous, I look excited or nervous. And when I am lost, which is frequently, I look lost. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

When I don't know what I'm doing, I look like I don't know what I'm doing. When I'm excited or nervous, I look excited or nervous. And when I am lost, which is frequently, I look lost.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I think of modern marriage as a car strangely fashioned out of an old abandoned horse carriage, built upon the framework of a mule cart. All the original engineering is still there, underneath it all. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I think of modern marriage as a car strangely fashioned out of an old abandoned horse carriage, built upon the framework of a mule cart. All the original engineering is still there, underneath it all.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: For if there is one thing I have learned over the years about men, it is that feelings of powerlessness do not usually bring forth their finest qualities. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

For if there is one thing I have learned over the years about men, it is that feelings of powerlessness do not usually bring forth their finest qualities.

--Elizabeth Gilbert










quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Nobody's really paying that much attention to your massive personal dramas. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Nobody's really paying that much attention to your massive personal dramas.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: If Todd Willingham was guilty of anything, it was just his self-preservation. He got up and ran out of the house and then thought about the children after the fact. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

If Todd Willingham was guilty of anything, it was just his self-preservation. He got up and ran out of the house and then thought about the children after the fact.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it.

--Elizabeth Gilbert



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Is this lifetime supposed to be only about duty? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Is this lifetime supposed to be only about duty?

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Psychologists suggest that we must reach back at least three generations to look for clues whenever we begin untangling the emotional legacy of any one family's history. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Psychologists suggest that we must reach back at least three generations to look for clues whenever we begin untangling the emotional legacy of any one family's history.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: You have no idea how strong my love is! with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

You have no idea how strong my love is!

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Go back to bed so that, when the tempest comes, you'll be strong enough to deal with it. And the tempest is coming, dear one. Very soon. But not tonight. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Go back to bed so that, when the tempest comes, you'll be strong enough to deal with it. And the tempest is coming, dear one. Very soon. But not tonight.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

Longer Version:

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master.


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that's holding you back. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that's holding you back.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

Longer Version:

A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.



quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.

--Elizabeth Gilbert




quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I am determined to make the most of this life that I have, damn it -- it's that kind of stubbornness I think we all need more of. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I am determined to make the most of this life that I have, damn it -- it's that kind of stubbornness I think we all need more of.

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Creativity is a scavenger hunt. It's your obligation to pay attention to clues, to the thing that gives you that little tweak. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Creativity is a scavenger hunt. It's your obligation to pay attention to clues, to the thing that gives you that little tweak.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Every few years, I think, 'Maybe now I'm finally smart enough or sophisticated enough to understand 'Ulysses.'' So I pick it up and try it again. And by page 10, as always, I'm like, 'What the hell?' with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Every few years, I think, 'Maybe now I'm finally smart enough or sophisticated enough to understand 'Ulysses.'' So I pick it up and try it again. And by page 10, as always, I'm like, 'What the hell?'

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Look -- I understand that an unexamined life is not worth living, but do you think I could someday have an unexamined lunch? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Look -- I understand that an unexamined life is not worth living, but do you think I could someday have an unexamined lunch?

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: What worked yesterday doesn't always work today. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

What worked yesterday doesn't always work today.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I was a veritable Johnny Appleseed of grand expectations, and all I reaped for my trouble was a harvest of bitter fruit. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I was a veritable Johnny Appleseed of grand expectations, and all I reaped for my trouble was a harvest of bitter fruit.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life's expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person. Keeping that going is hard work. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life's expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person. Keeping that going is hard work.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: When it comes to women, get your life together first. Put on your own oxygen mask first. Figure out who you are. Mature. And then go find somebody to share that life with. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

When it comes to women, get your life together first. Put on your own oxygen mask first. Figure out who you are. Mature. And then go find somebody to share that life with.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Of course you are. I'm sorry for many of the things I've done, too. Everyone is sorry. It's good to be sorry--but don't make a fetish of it. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Of course you are. I'm sorry for many of the things I've done, too. Everyone is sorry. It's good to be sorry--but don't make a fetish of it.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: And try not to make a habit of getting engaged in the first place, Vivvie. It can leade to marriage if you're not careful. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

And try not to make a habit of getting engaged in the first place, Vivvie. It can leade to marriage if you're not careful.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The great lack of parity between husbands and wives has always been spawned by the disproportionate degree of self-sacrifice that women are willing to make on behalf of those they love. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The great lack of parity between husbands and wives has always been spawned by the disproportionate degree of self-sacrifice that women are willing to make on behalf of those they love.

--Elizabeth Gilbert




quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The emotional place where a marriage begins is not nearly as important as the emotional place where a marriage finds itself toward the end, after many years of partnership. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The emotional place where a marriage begins is not nearly as important as the emotional place where a marriage finds itself toward the end, after many years of partnership.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Every intimacy carries secreted somewhere below its initial lovely surfaces, the ever-coiled makings of complete catastrophe. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Every intimacy carries secreted somewhere below its initial lovely surfaces, the ever-coiled makings of complete catastrophe.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: I am a better person when I have less on my plate. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

I am a better person when I have less on my plate.

--Elizabeth Gilbert









quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,...The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being's difficulty in coming to viruous balance with himself. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

The ingredients of both darkness and light are equally present in all of us,...The madness of this planet is largely a result of the human being's difficulty in coming to viruous balance with himself.

--Elizabeth Gilbert
quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: Fear -- who cares? with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

Fear -- who cares?

--Elizabeth Gilbert


quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: It's what I call the haute couture, high-end version of fear perfectionism. It's just fear in really good shoes. But it's still fear. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

It's what I call the haute couture, high-end version of fear perfectionism. It's just fear in really good shoes. But it's still fear.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

quote by Elizabeth Gilbert: At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you. with background image: photo of author Elizabeth Gilbert with quote

At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.

--Elizabeth Gilbert

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