Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

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Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

This was my voice, but perfectly wise, calm and compassionate. This was what my voice would sound like if Id only ever experienced love and certainty in my life. How can I describe the warmth of affection in that voice, as it gave me the answer that would forever seal my faith in the divine?
— Elizabeth Gilbert —

If I love you, I will carry for you all your pain, I will assume for you all your debts (in every definition of the word), I will protect you from your own insecurity, I will protect upon you all sorts of good qualities that you have never actually cultivated in yourself and I will buy Christmas presents for your entire family. I will give you the sun and the rain, and if they are not available, I will give you a sun check and a rain check. I will give you all this and more, until I get so exhausted and depleted that the only way I can recover my energy is by becoming infatuated with someone else.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

This was my voice, but perfectly wise, calm and compassionate. This was what my voice would sound like if I'd only ever experienced love and certainty in my life. How can I describe the warmth of affection in that voice, as it gave me the answer that would forever seal my faith in the divine?

— Elizabeth Gilbert

I like it when science and devotion find places of intersection.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

The gods are fond of the cryptic and dislike the evident.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

Because without that source of wonder, I know that I am doomed. Without it, I will forever wander the world in a state of bottomless dissatisfaction-nothing but a howling ghost, trapped in a body made of slowly deteriorating meat.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

I'm so excited about school. I'm such a shameless student. I laid my clothes out last
night, just like I did before my first day of first grade, with my
patent leather shoes and my new lunch box. I hope the teacher will like
me

— Elizabeth Gilbert

I think there are writers who take a quieter approach to their work - one that is just about respectfully showing up for your vocation day after day, steadily doing your best, and letting go of the results. Not going to war against anyone else, or against their talents, or against themselves.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

Take seriously. Make punctual. Be cool and easy. Remember-everything you do, you do for God. And everything God does, He do for you.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you? Look,

— Elizabeth Gilbert

The unnecessary and superfluous volume of pure beauty around here is not the be believed.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

No outbreak of jealousy or malice has ever been welcomed in God's eyes." Beatrix continued, "nor shall such an outbreak ever be welcomed in the eyes of your family. If you have sentiments within you that are unpleasant or uncharitable, let them fall stillborn to the ground.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

Eventually, everything goes away.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

My work is incredibly important to me personally. It brings me joy and it brings me life and it brings me meaning. It doesn't necessarily have to be important to the people who read it.

— Elizabeth Gilbert

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