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Eat, Pray, Love: Quotes that I Like.

There are so many quotes that I like from there that I can’t just pick one out to put on my status…so I’m putting those that I like here. These were picked from the Elizabeth Gilbert quotes website, since I haven’t read the book yet. Here we go…

“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”
Elizabeth Gilbert

WD: Debatable. But for now, I’m just gonna wallow in its words for some self-consolation…

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something. ”
— Elizabeth Gilbert

“When 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 a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“It’s better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert

WD: Oh gosh! I was about to blog something about it…a bugging thought recently. I couldn’t have said it better.

“There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert

“One thing I do know about intimacy is that there are certain natural laws which govern the sexual experience of two people, and that these laws cannot be budged any more than gravity can be negotiated with. To feel physically comfortable with someone else’s body is not a decision you can make. It has very little to do with how two people think or act or talk or even look. The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not. When it isn’t there (as I have learned in the past, with heartbreaking clarity) you can no more force it to exist than a surgeon can force a patient’s body to accept a kidney from the wrong donor. My friend Annie says it all comes down to one simple question: “Do you want your belly pressed against this person’s belly forever – or not?”
Elizabeth Gilbert

WD: Hmmmmm…

“Look for God. Look for God like a man with his head on fire looks for water.”
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

“Faith is believe in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

WD:  Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. – Hebrews 11:1 NIV. Faith is when you have Jesus Christ in your life. Yes, I am biased. 😉

“As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

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