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“معظم البشر أعينهم مغلقة بغبار الخيبة إلى حدّ يمنعهم من رؤية الحقيقة”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“أنا لستُ واثقه مما أريده ، أعلمُ أنني لطالما رغبتُ بسماعِ رجلٍ يقولُ لي " دعيني أعتني بك للأبد " ، ولمْ يسبق لأحدٍ أنْ قالها لي منْ قبل ، وفي السنوات الأخيره ، توقفتُ عن البحث عن ذلك الشخص ، وتعلمتُ قول هذه الجملة المشجعه لنفسي ، لا سيما في أوقاتِ الخوف .”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“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, Eat, Pray, Love
“My face is a transparent transmitter of my every thought.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“I became a student of my own depressed experience, trying to unthread its causes. What was the root of all this despair? Was it psychological? (Was it Mom and Dad's fault?( Was it just temporal, a 'bad time' in my life? (When the divorce ends will the depression end with it?) Was it genetic? (Melancholy, called by many names, has run through my family for generations, along with its sad bride, Alcoholism.) Was it cultural? (Is this just the fallout of postfeminist American career girl trying to find balance in an increasingly stressful alienting urban world?) Was it astrological? (Am I so sad because I'm a thin-skinned Cancer whose major signs are all ruled by unstable Gemini?) Was it artistic? (Don't creative people always suffer from depression because we're so supersensitive and special?) Was it evolutionary? (Do I carry in me the residual panic that comes after millennia of my species' attempting to survive a brutal world?) Was it karmic? (Are all these spasms of grief just the consequences of bad behavior in previous lifetimes, the last obstacles before liberation?) Was it hormonal? Dietary? Philosophical? Seasonal? Environmental? Was I tapping into a universal yearning for God? Did I have a chemical imbalance? Or did I just need to get laid?”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“I like it when science and devotion find places of intersection.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“I felt like I was some kind of primitive spring-loaded machine, placed under far more tension than it had ever been built to sustain, about to blast apart at great danger to anyone standing nearby. I imagined my body parts flying off my torso in order to escape the volcanic core of unhappiness that had become: me.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. And thank God for it. Your problem is, you just can't let this one go. It's over, Groceries. David's purpose was to shake you up, drive you out of that marriage that you needed to leave, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light could get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you had to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master and beat it. That was his job, and he did great, but now it's over. Problem is, you can't accept that this relationship had a real short shelf life. You're like a dog at the dump, baby - you're just lickin' at an empty tin can, trying to get more nutrition out of it. And if you're not careful, that can's gonna get stuck on your snout forever and make your life miserable. So drop it.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“If I'd had any way of knowing that things were- as Lily Tomlin once said- going to get a whole lot worse before they got worse, I'm not sure how I would have slept that night.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“There's a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing against each other to see who shall emerge as the great 21st century European metropolis. Will it be London? Paris? Berlin? Zurich? Maybe Brussels, center of the young union? They all strive to outdo one another culturally, architecturally, politically, fiscally. But Rome, it should be said, has not bothered to join the race for status. Rome doesn't compete. Rome just watches all the fussing and striving, completely unfazed. I am inspired by the regal self-assurance of this city, so grounded and rounded, so amused and monumental, knowing she is held securely in the palm of history. I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“You don't like it?" asked Luca, who loves this stuff.
"I bet Gandhi never ate lamb intestines in his life," I said.
"He could have."
"No, he couldn't have, Luca. Gandhi was a vegetarian."
"But vegetarians CAN eat this," Luca insisted. "Because intestines aren't even meat, Liz. They're just shit.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Look - I understand that an unexamined life is not worth living, but do you think I could someday have an unexamined lunch?”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“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. .. Even in the Eternal City (Rome), says the silent Augusteum, one must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“There is a theory that if you yearn sincerely enough for a Guru, you will find one. The universe will shift, destiny's molecules will get themselves organized and your path will soon intersect with the path of the master you need.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Desperate love is always the toughest way to do it.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Felipe and I, as we discover to our delight, are a perfectly matched, genetically engineered belly-to-belly success story.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Indeed, when I came to Italy, I expected to encounter a certain amount of resentment, but have received instead empathy from most Italians. In any reference to George Bush, people only nod to Berlusconi, saying","We understand how it is - we have one, too.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“This sadness is one of the great trials of the human experiment. As far as we know, we are the only species on the planet who have been given the gift - or curse, perhaps - of awareness about our own mortality. Everything here eventually dies; we're just the lucky ones who get to think about this fact every day.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
tags: death
“Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy. One, you can see; one, you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh; the other is made of energy and memory and faith. But they are both equally true.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“The search for contentment is, therefore, not merely a self-preserving and self-benefiting act, but also a generous gift to the world. You cease being an obstacle, not only to yourself but to anyone else. Only then are you free to serve and enjoy other people.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“He endeared himself to me forever the first night we met, when I was getting frustrated with my inability to find the words I wanted in Italian, and he put his hand on my arm and said, "Liz, you must be very polite with yourself when you are learning something new.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“too many maniacs not enough michelangelos”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“I felt a glimmer of happiness when I started studying Italian, and when you sense a faint potentiality for happiness after such dark times you must grab onto the ankles of that happiness and not let go until it drags you face-first out of the dirt-this is not selfishness, but obligation. 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, Eat, Pray, Love
“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 you're holding 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.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“To feel physically comfortable with someone else's body is not a decision you make. It has very little thing to do with how two people think or act or talk or even look. The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“in stillness, I watched myselfget eaten by mosquitoes... the itch was maddening at first but eventually it just melded into a general burning feeling and i rode that heat to a mld euphoria. I allowed the pain to lose its specific associations and become pure sensation... and that eventually lifted me out of myself and into meditation. ”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“The great Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi once advised his students to write down the three things they most wanted in life. If any item on the list clashes with any other item, Rumi warned, you are destined for unhappiness.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Whatever this feeling is - this is what I have been praying for. And this is also what I have been praying to.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“But I don't know how much more socializing I can do, Felipe. I only have the one dress. People will start to notice that I'm wearing the same thing all the time."
"You're young and beautiful, darling. You only need the one dress”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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