Favorite 5 Quotes - Elizabeth Gilbert - Jo-Ann Carson

Favorite 5 Quotes – Elizabeth Gilbert

e7f9c52b_cover.xxxlargeElizabeth Gilbert

“Elizabeth is best known, however for her 2006 memoir EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. The book was an international bestseller, translated into over thirty languages, with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. In 2010, EAT PRAY LOVE was made into a film starring Julia Roberts. The book became so popular that Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”

But it is her discussion of creativity that really fascinates me. Here are my favorite five quotes.


“I don’t think you can come into your wisdom until you have made mistakes on your own skin and felt them in reality of your own life.”


“Part of the elasticity that you need, in order to continue to try to create, is the foregone conclusion that not all of it is going to be fabulously successful. But it’s all going to be part of a long lifetime body of experimentation.”


“Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.”


“My writing practice taught me the important thing is steadfastness. It’s not necessarily discipline. Discipline can become a prison. When your spiritual practices become another thing for you to be anxious about, they’ve lost their usefulness.”


“Mine is just a simple old human story – of one person trying, with great rigor and discipline, to comprehend her personal relationship with divinity. “

Okay – one more

“Absolute certainty is not something I strive for anymore. I’ve learned the hard way that destiny usually looks upon our most strident convictions with amusement, or perhaps even pity.”

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0 Replies to “Favorite 5 Quotes – Elizabeth Gilbert”

  1. I loved ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and just read an interview with Melissa in last week’s G&M. That last quote really made me chuckle – ‘that destiny looks upon our most strident convictions with amusement.’ It’s become clear to me that whenever I’m adamantly opposed to something life has a way
    of making me re-evaluate the situation. Oops 🙂

  2. I always find something interesting and entertainment when I hear or see something of Elizabeth Gilbert’s. And I do think destiny or just plain old reality does have a habit of knocking is for a loop when least expected.

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