Elizabeth Gilbert Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old elizabeth gilbert quotes, elizabeth gilbert sayings, and elizabeth gilbert proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

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     

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

People think your 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.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

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.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

Guilt's just your ego's way of tricking you into thinking that you're making moral progress. Don't fall for it, my dear.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

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.     

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

There is a hardly a more gracious gift that we can offer somebody than to accept them fully, to love them almost despite themselves.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

The fantasy of the wedding day is that it represents undeniable public and private truth that you have been chosen. For that one day, you are the most valuable creature in the world a treasure, a princess, a prize.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

I do not need to love you to prove that I love myself!!     

Elizabeth Gilbert

We must take care of our families wherever we find them.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved any how this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

We're miserable because we think that we are mere individuals, alone with our fears and flaws and resentment and mortality.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

Devotion is diligence without assurance.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

The appreciation of pleasure can be the anchor of humanity.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

Moss grows where nothing else can grow. It grows on bricks. It grows on tree bark and roofing slate. It grows in the Arctic Circle and in the balmiest tropics; it also grows on the fur of sloths, on the backs of snails, on decaying human bones. It is a resurrection engine. A single clump of mosses can lie dormant and dry for forty years at a stretch, and then vault back again into life with a mere soaking of water.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

Moss is inconceivably strong. Moss eats stone; scarcely anything, in return, eats moss. Moss dines upon boulders, slowly but devastatingly, in a meal that lasts for centuries. Given enough time, a colony of moss can turn a cliff into gravel, and turn that gravel into topsoil.     

Elizabeth Gilbert