Elizabeth Gilbert is not only a beloved author but a gallant woman who is brave enough to share her experiences with the world. Whether you have or haven’t read Eat Pray Love, or any of her other magically enticing books, these 30 quotes from Gilbert will inspire you to create, let go, and find strength and happiness in your own life.

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Best Quotes from Eat Pray Love

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

“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”

“I think I deserve something beautiful.”

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

“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.”

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”

“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.”

“When the past has passed from you at last, let go. Then climb down and begin the rest of your life. With great joy.”

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”

“Some days are meant to be counted, others are meant to be weighed.”

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Best Quotes from Big Magic

“Perfectionism is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat.”

“Be the weirdo who dares to enjoy.”

“Fear is always triggered by creativity because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome. This is nothing to be ashamed of. It is, however, something to be dealt with.”

“Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them.”

“I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.”

“Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”

“You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.”

“The less I fight my fear, the less it fights back.”

“It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at.”

“Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them.”

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Best Quotes from Elizabeth Gilbert …

“The women who I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”

“Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.”

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”

“You might get nothing out of it at all except a beautiful, long life where all you did was follow your gorgeous curiosity. And that should be enough too.”

“Be brave. Without bravery, you will never know the world as richly as it longs to be known. Without bravery, your life will remain small – far smaller than you probably wanted your life to be.”

“If you can let go of passion and follow your curiosity, your curiosity just might lead you to your passion.”

“Watch for the people whose eyes light up when you talk about your dream. Those are the people you keep.”

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”

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