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“But the very fact that this world is so challenging is exactly why you sometimes must reach out of its jurisdiction for help, appealing to a higher authority in order to find your comfort.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“Then my mother shocked me. She said, " All those things that you want from your relationship, Liz? I have always wanted those things too." [She] showed me the handful of bullets she'd had to bite over the decades in order to stay happily married (and she was happily married...) to my father. "You have to understand how little I was raised to expect that I desired in life, honey. Remember- I come from a different time and place... and you have to understand how much I love your father.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“When the past has passed from you at last, let go. Then climb down and begin the rest of your life. With great joy.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“I have no nostalgia for the patriarchy, please believe me. But what I have come to realize is that, when that patriarchic system was (rightfully) dismantled, it was not necessarily replaced by another form of protection. What I mean is--I never thought to ask a suitor the same challenging questions my father might have asked him, in a different age.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“That's just your ego, trying to make sure it stays in charge. This is what ego does. It keeps you feeling separate, keeps you with a sense of duality, tries to convince you that you're flawed and broken and alone instead of whole.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
tags: ego
“There's a wonderful old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint,'Dear saint-please, please, please...give me the grace to win the lottery.' This lament goes on for months. Finally the exasperated statue come to life, looks down at the begging man and says in weary disgust,'My son-please, please, please...buy a ticket.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“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, Eat, Pray, Love
“I watched them, thinking that little girls who make their mothers live grow up to be such powerful women.”
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
“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
“You should never give yourself the chance to fall apart because, when you do, it becomes a tendency and it happens over and over again. You must practice being strong instead. ”
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
“The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not.”
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
“If I were going to have such a short visit on earth, I had to do everything possible to experience it now.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
“معظم البشر أعينهم مغلقة بغبار الخيبة إلى حدّ يمنعهم من رؤية الحقيقة”
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
“Whenever I get lonely these days I think: So be lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”
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
“My face is a transparent transmitter of my every thought.”
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
“You must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
tags: faith, god
“Desperate love is always the toughest way to do it.”
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
“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
“Do not apologise for crying. without this emotion, we are only robots”
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
“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

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