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
Jittery Bali Eat Pray Love quotations
Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.
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.
Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying;
the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.
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.
Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead.
God dwells within you, as you.
To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Guilt's just your ego's way of tricking you into thinking that you're making moral progress. Don't fall for it, my dear.
I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life's achievement.
There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.
I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
What worked yesterday doesn't always work today.
He looks at you like you're someone he's never met before, much less someone he once loved with high passion. The irony is, you can hardly blame him. I mean, check yourself out. You're a pathetic mess, unrecognizable even to your own eyes.
When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Most of all, I can choose my thoughts.
Addiction is the hallmark of every infatuation-based love story.
You have now reached infatuation’s final destination—the complete and merciless devaluation of self.
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not.
In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted.
We're miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and resentment and mortality.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
But if you can plant yourself in stillness long enough, you will, in time, experience the truth that everything (both uncomfortable and lovely) does eventually pass.
Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort.
I went out to Bali, and I cast all of these supporting roles.
I love that stuff. I just love actors. And then, Ryan Murphy asked me to direct second unit for him on Eat Pray Love. I was already booked on something else, but I joined them later. And then, I wrote him a thank you email and I got no response. I was like, "Okay, that's it." We didn't interact much on set either.