Feel the 'Big Magic' When You Read Quotes from Elizabeth Gilbert

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These Beautiful Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes Are Just What You Need

Elizabeth Gilbert quotes might be just what you need to get your day off to the right start. She has plenty of fresh advice about love, life, and happiness.

Her famous books like Big Magic offers instructions on how to live a life as creative and fulfilling as her own. Once you're hooked by Gilbert's beautiful words, you'll never want to look back. Take it from women everywhere who turned their own lives around.

Gilbert is the master of tackling life head first. You'll want to take her inspiring quotes to heart, and hopefully share them with some of your best girlfriends. Let her motivational quotes guide you on your journey to fulfillment.

Empowering Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

  • "This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something."

  • "You're wishin' too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be."

  • "Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it."

  • "Some days are meant to be counted, others are meant to be weighed."

  • "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."

  • "As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you."

  • "That's the thing about a human life-there's no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed."

  • "To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous."

Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes To Keep You Motivated

  • "To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life."

  • "The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice."

  • "Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions."

  • "Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing..."

  • "I think I deserve something beautiful."

  • "When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore."

  • "In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place."

  • "Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots."

Inspirational Quotes By Elizabeth Gilbert

  • "The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving."

  • "It all goes away. Eventually, everything goes away."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water."

  • "Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend."

  • "You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions."

  • "It's still two human beings trying to get along, so it's going to be complicated. And love is always complicated. But humans must try to love each other, darling. We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something."

Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes To Give You Strength

  • "Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone."

  • "Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope."

  • "I am a better person when I have less on my plate."

  • "At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you."

  • "To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it's like you have 4 legs instead of 2. 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."

  • "Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation."

  • "When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It's safe. Let go."

  • "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life."