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Top 57 Elizabeth Gilbert​​ Quotes (BIG MAGIC)

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To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.
To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.
If life gives you lemons, don't settle for simply making lemonade - make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.
If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade – make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.
This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.
You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.
Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.
Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.
Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.
There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone… that’s how the light of God gets in.
There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone… that’s how the light of God gets in.
The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.
The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.
I'm choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I'm making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.
I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.
In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
Don’t be afraid. Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be.
Don’t be afraid. Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be.

18 Inspirational Elizabeth Gilbert​​ Quotes on Life and Love (EAT, PRAY, LOVE)

“In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.”

Elizabeth Gilbert​​
Nothing will uproot your life more violently than true love.
Nothing will uproot your life more violently than true love.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.
A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.
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 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.
Real, sane, mature love is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.
Real, sane, mature love is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it's also a political and economic contract of the highest order.
Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people; it’s also a political and economic contract of the highest order.
Life is short and difficult, people. We must take our pleasures where we can find them.
Life is short and difficult, people. We must take our pleasures where we can find them.
Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live.
Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live.
Love is like that is a deep well with steep sides. Once you fall in, that’s it. You will love that person always.
Love is like that is a deep well with steep sides. Once you fall in, that’s it. You will love that person always.
I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential.
I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential.
When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It’s safe. Let go.
When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It’s safe. Let go.
Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you.
I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. 
Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship – a play between divine grace and willful self-effort.
Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship – a play between divine grace and willful self-effort.
When I get lonely these days, I think So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it.
When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it.
When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost.
When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost.

“I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with… I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.”

Elizabeth Gilbert​​

27 Elizabeth Gilbert​​ Quotes on Fear and Creativity (COMMITTED)

“Anyhow, the older I get, the less impressed I become with originality. These days, I’m far more moved by authenticity. Attempts at originality can often feel forced and precious, but authenticity has quiet resonance that never fails to stir me.”

Elizabeth Gilbert​​
Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit.
Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit.
Childlessness doesn't make people selfish; selfishness makes people selfish.
Childlessness doesn’t make people selfish; selfishness makes people selfish.
All the people who I know and love and learn from are the people who are really open and candid about their fear and about their anxiety.
All the people who I know and love and learn from are the people who are really open and candid about their fear and about their anxiety.
Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.
Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.
The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.
The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.
So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?
So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?
Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.
Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.
At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.
At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.
Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.
Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.
Lucky is the soul whose only troubles are self-inflicted.
Lucky is the soul whose only troubles are self-inflicted.
The world just happens to you sometimes, is what I think. And people just gotta keep moving through it, best they can.
The world just happens to you sometimes, is what I think. And people just gotta keep moving through it, best they can.
If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.
If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate.
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate.
Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.
Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.
I am a better person when I have less on my plate.
I am a better person when I have less on my plate.
Not many people know how to be satisfied.
Not many people know how to be satisfied.
Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.
Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
If you clear out all of that space in your mind you would have a door way.
If you clear out all of that space in your mind you would have a door way.
It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.
It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away.
Ideas of every kind are constantly galloping towards us, constantly passing through us, constantly trying to get our attention. Let them know you’re available.
Ideas of every kind are constantly galloping towards us, constantly passing through us, constantly trying to get our attention. Let them know you’re available.
We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.
We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.
God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies.
God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies.
Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.
Look for God, suggests my Guru. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.
I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.
I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.
What is so worthy that you will actually devote yourself to giving rather than getting?
What is so worthy that you will actually devote yourself to giving rather than getting?

Elizabeth Gilbert Short Biography

Born on 18 July 1969 in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States, Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of the best-selling book turned movie; Eat, Pray, Love.

Gilbert was a political science student at New York University, where she would continue to write during her free time.

After graduating college, Gilbert found work in bars and diners in Philadelphia and used the money she had earned to fund her travels.

In 1993, Gilbert’s short story Pilgrims was published by Esquire magazine which then led to a job as a journalist for several magazines such as The New York Times Magazine and GQ.

Gilbert published an article entitled “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon” in 1997 which then became the inspiration for the film Coyote Ugly which premiered in 2000.

In 2006, Gilbert published Eat, Pray, Love, a memoir of her spiritual experience during her year-long travel around the world. The book was a number one bestseller and stayed on the bestseller list long after its debut.

Due to the amount of popularity the book had garnered, it was made into a movie with the same name and starred Julia Roberts, the movie premiered in 2010.

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