35 Motivational Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes For Success In Life

Elizabeth M. Gilbert is an American author. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, which as of December 2010 had spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, and which was also made into a film by the same name in 2010. This Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes on writing, love, etc will motivate you.

Best Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

  1. “I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. “What are you willing to give up, in order to become who you really need to be?” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. “If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. “The world is like a dropped pie most of the time. Don’t kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. “The resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. “Tis’ better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

  7. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  8. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  9. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. “There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  11. “Balance is not letting anyone love you less than you love yourself.”

  12. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  13. “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
  14. “a woman’s place is in the kitchen…sitting in a comfortable chair, with her feet up, drinking a glass of wine and watching her husband cook dinner.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  15. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  16. “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

  17. “I decide every day that I love Creativity enough to accept that Fear will always come with it. And I talk to Fear all the time, speaking to it with love and respect, saying to it: “I know that you are Fear, and that your job is to be afraid. And you do your job really well! I will never ask you to leave me alone or to be silent, because you have a right to speak your own voice, and I know that you will never leave me alone or be silent, anyhow. But I need you to understand that I will always choose Creativity over you.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  18. “There is hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  19. “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.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  20. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  21. “I would like to spend the rest of my days in a place so silent–and working at a pace so slow–that I would be able to hear myself living.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  22. “Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”

  23. “Everything good I’ve ever gotten in life, I only got because I gave something else up.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  24. “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  25. “Being content with what you have already is an art form that leads to a peace that can’t be replaced by anything else.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  26. “Being content with what you have already is an art form that leads to a peace that can’t be replaced by anything else.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes
  27. “Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where-if you missed it by age 19-you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world at any age. At least try.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes
  28. “God dwells within you, as you.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

  29. “There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under my jurisdiction. There are certain lottery tickets I can buy, thereby increasing my odds of finding contentment. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  30. “At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  31. “Imagine that the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing – right in the hub of the wheel – not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness – that’s your heart. That’s where God lives within you. So stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to that center and you’ll always find peace.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  32. “If you’re going to answer the call and you’re going to transform and you’re going to change, get ready. It is not a day at the beach.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  33. “Success isn’t about acquiring things, it’s about discovering your life purpose and following the call” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  34. “I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you… There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  35. “I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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