50 Best Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes from the Famous Author

Elizabeth Gilbert is an author and journalist from the United States.

Best Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

“What are you willing to give up, in order to become who you really need to be?” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

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

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

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Om Namah Shivaya, meaning, I honor the divinity that resides within me.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).


“Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“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).

“There’s always another level up. There’s always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Top Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

“You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“The Bhagavad Gita – that ancient Indian Yogic text – says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection. So now I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling me now, thoroughly.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“There is a level of grief so deep that it stops resembling grief at all. The pain becomes so severe that the body can no longer feel it. The grief cauterizes itself, scars over, prevents inflated feeling. Such numbness is a kind of mercy.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Let your conscience be your guide.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).


“Your fear is the most boring thing about you.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“True power comes from standing in your own truth and walking your own path.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Someone has to write all those stories: why not me?” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Famous Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

“Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life’s expectations for happiness into the hands of one mere person. Keeping that going is hard work.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“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).

“What worked yesterday doesn’t always work today.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“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.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Kalos Kai Agathos, the singular balance of the good and the beautiful.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“It’s what I call the haute couture, high-end version of fear perfectionism. It’s just fear in really good shoes. But it’s still fear.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It’s safe. Let go.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“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…” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Popular Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

“God dwells within you, as you.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

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

“Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Mistakes will be made. Failure will occur. You pick yourself up and carry on.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“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).

“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).


“Fear can have a voice, but it doesn’t get a vote.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“I think I deserve something beautiful.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“The great Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi once advised his students to write down the three things they most wanted in life. If any item on the list clashes with any other item, Rumi warned, you are destined for unhappiness.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Inspiring Elizabeth Gilbert Quotes

“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).

“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Il bel far niente.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“A fish and a bird may indeed fall in love, but where shall they live?” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

“Balance is not letting anyone love you less than you love yourself.” ~ (Elizabeth Gilbert).

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