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American author, Birth: 18-7-1969 Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes
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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... There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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

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Moss grows where nothing else can grow. It grows on bricks. It grows on tree bark and roofing slate. It grows in the Arctic Circle and in the balmiest tropics; it also grows on the fur of sloths, on the backs of snails, on decaying human bones. ... It is a resurrection engine. A single clump of mosses can lie dormant and dry for forty years at a stretch, and then vault back again into life with a mere soaking of water.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Quote Topics by Elizabeth Gilbert: Thinking Love People Men Writing Years Heart Believe Heartbreak Beautiful Two Needs Order Want Trying Giving Long Night World Destiny Creativity Eat Love Pray Italian Mean Light Real Dark Book Jobs Reality
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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

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There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. 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 select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. 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

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You know, I think that allowing somebody, one mere person to believe that he or she is like, the vessel you know, like the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile, human psyche. It's like asking somebody to swallow the sun.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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There's always another level up. There's always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.'
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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. 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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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If you're going to answer the call and you're going to transform and you're going to change, get ready. It is not a day at the beach.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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

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The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Moss is inconceivably strong. Moss eats stone; scarcely anything, in return, eats moss. Moss dines upon boulders, slowly but devastatingly, in a meal that lasts for centuries. Given enough time, a colony of moss can turn a cliff into gravel, and turn that gravel into topsoil.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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we must take care of our families wherever we find them.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction. There are certain lottery tickets I can buy, thereby increasing my odds of finding contentment. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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

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Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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What are you willing to give up, in order to become who you really need to be?
Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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

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For most of Western civilization there was no real division between the realms of science, divinity, and artistic endeavor - they were just three strands of the same braid, all of them pulling toward the same beautiful desire: to try to understand the workings of this curious and beautiful world. There were many people who would have called themselves all three things at once: men of god, men of science, men of the arts.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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The world is like a dropped pie most of the time. Don't kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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I would like to spend the rest of my days in a place so silent–and working at a pace so slow–that I would be able to hear myself living.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Everything good I've ever gotten in life, I only got because I gave something else up.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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So I stood up and did a handstand on my Guru's roof, to celebrate the notion of liberation. I felt the dusty tiles under my hands. I felt my own strength and balance. I felt the easy night breeze on the palms of my bare feet. This kind of thing -- a spontaneous handstand--isn't something a disembodied cool blue soul can do, but a human being can do it. 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

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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.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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If life gives you lemons, don't settle for simply making lemonade - make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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The love that moves the sun and the other stars.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful "magic skills" that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition
Elizabeth Gilbert

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you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead.
Elizabeth Gilbert