Elizabeth Gilbert

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Alicehas quoted4 years ago
Though I suppose people do reproduce sometimes for that reason—for insurance against later regret
b1784340806has quoted5 years ago
He would lament in his journals years later that he never felt the “timeless freedom of youth” but was instead haunted by the “overhanging threat of incompletion.”
b1784340806has quoted5 years ago
But the future sometimes approaches us more quickly than we expect, and the right moment doesn’t always announce itself with clarity.
Tũn Chíphas quoted2 years ago
Experience teaches us that the world is no nursery.” I agree—the world isn’t a nursery. But the very fact that this world is so challenging is exactly whyyou sometimes must reach out of its jurisdiction for help, appealing to a higher authority in order to find your comfort.
b6579065514has quoted4 years ago
Every couple in the world has the potential over time to become a small and isolated nation of two—creating their own culture, their own language, and their own moral code, to which nobody else can be privy.
b6579065514has quoted4 years ago
Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life’s expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person.
Alicehas quoted4 years ago
went into a skid
Alicehas quoted4 years ago
So sadness is a place?” Giovanni asked.
“Sometimes people live there for years,” I said.
Alicehas quoted4 years ago
You know how some people look like their dogs? I think maybe you always look like your men
Alicehas quoted5 years ago
on my own dime
purnasnehasundarhas quoted5 years ago
Four feet on the ground, a head full of foliage, looking at the worldthrough the heart
purnasnehasundarhas quoted5 years ago
Maybe even from the medicine man himself.
Four feet on the ground, a head full of foliage, looking at the worldthrough the heart . . .
So I stopped trying to choose—Italy? India? or Indonesia?
purnasnehasundarhas quoted5 years ago
Maybe even from the medicine man himself.
Four feet on the ground, a head full of foliage, looking at the worldthrough the heart . . .
purnasnehasundarhas quoted5 years ago
Four feet on the ground, a head full of foliage, looking at the worldthrough the heart . . .
purnasnehasundarhas quoted5 years ago
“To find the balance you want,” Ketut spoke through his translator, “this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it’s like you have four legs, instead of two. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God.”
astinmangalikhas quoted5 years ago
in a circle—o
najibahakmal29has quoted5 years ago
This loss upon loss has left me feeling sad and brittle
Sam Nordienhas quoted5 years ago
l’amor che move il sole el’altre stelle . . .
“The love that moves the sun and the other stars.”
b1784340806has quoted5 years ago
Because love limits, almost by definition. Love narrows.The great expansion we feel in our hearts when we fall in love is matched only by the great restrictions that will necessarily follow.
b1784340806has quoted5 years ago
And that’s how it goes. You have somebody for a little while, and then that person is gone.
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