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All too often, those of us who choose to remain childless are accused of being somehow unwomanly or unnatural or selfish, but history teaches us that there have always been women who went through life without having babies.


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My heart was broken so badly last time that it still hurts. Isn't that crazy? To still have a broken...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
As far as we know, we are the only species on the planet who have been given the gift-or curse, perh...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
But why must everything have a practical application? I'd been such a diligent soldier for years - w...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Why must everything be repeat and repeat, never finish, never resting? You work so hard one day, but...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Generally speaking, though, Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure. Ours is an ent...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
To my taste, the men in Rome are ridiculously, hurtfully, stupidly beautiful. More beautiful even th...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Of course, we all inevitably work too hard, then we get burned out and have to spend the whole weeke...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
How much do you love me?' and "Who's in charge?" ....these two questions of LOVE and CONTROL undo us...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Los devotos del mundo entero practican sus ritos sin tener garantizado que les sirva de nada.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Dear Lord, please show me everything I need to understand about forgiveness and surrender.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Guilt’s just your ego’s way of tricking you into thinking that you’re making moral progress.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Prayer is a relationship; half the job is mine.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Pure, clean, void, tranquil, breathless, selfless, endless, undecaying, steadfast, eternal, unborn, ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Do I have the right to experience pleasure and peace? If so, what would bring me pleasure and peace?
ELIZABETH GILBERT
guiñapo
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I wanted to explore the art of pleasure in Italy, the art of devotion in India and, in Indonesia, th...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
If I'd had any way of knowing that things were- as Lily Tomlin once said- going to get a whole lot w...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
for you, I am even willing to suffer. Whatever pain happens to us in the future, I accept it already...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
From the most sacred ancient text of Yoga: Oh Krishna, the mind is restless, turbulent, strong, and ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I watched them, thinking that little girls who make their mothers live grow up to be such powerful w...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human bei...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I have searched frantically for contentment for so many years in so many ways, and all the acquisiti...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Devotion is diligence without assurance. Faith is a way of saying "Yes, I pre-accept the terms of th...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Speak to your darkest and most negative interior voices the way a hostage negotiator speaks to a vio...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Keep cultivating gratitude.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
When I tried this morning, after an hour or so of unhappy thinking, to dip back into my meditation, ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Everything really is going to be okay. (And if not okay, then at least comic.)
ELIZABETH GILBERT
You make some big grandoise decision about what you need to do, or who you need to be, and then circ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
This was my moment to look for the kind of healing and peace that can only come from solitude.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles a...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Only the young and stupid are confident about sex and romance.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Learning how to discipline your speech is a way of preventing your energies from spilling out of you...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I’m not laughing.” I was actually crying. “And please don’t laugh at me now, but I think the...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
This is what intimacy does to us over time. That's what a long marriage can do: It causes us to inhe...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
It's also important to read the newspaper every day to see how the pope is doing. Here in Rome, the ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
My mother has made choices in her life, as we all must, and she is at peace with them. I can see her...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I know this simple fact to be true, for I myself have abandoned people who did not want me to go, an...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
You know, why at the end of your life should you assemble thousands of pages of 'Why am I so sad...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to Go...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
The day is ending. It's time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is be...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Some days are meant to be counted, others are meant to be weighed.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitti...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure.Ours is an entertainment seeking-nation, bu...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than stayin...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay wit...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
The act of quiet nighttime talking, illustrates for me more than anything else the curious alchemy o...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I think it's wonderful when a love story begins with a great deal of romance and affection, pass...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate i...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.
ELIZABETH GILBERT
I do forget sometimes how much it means for certain men—for certain people—to be able to provide...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Then again, you cannot stop the flood of desire as it moves through the world, inappropriate though ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Marriage becomes hard work once you have poured the entirety of your life’s expectations for happi...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
With each reunion (we) had to learn each other all over again. There was always that nervous moment ...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
There is no choice more intensely personal, after all, than whom you choose to marry; that choice te...
ELIZABETH GILBERT
Infatuation is not quite the same thing as love; it's more like love's shady second cousin who's alw...
ELIZABETH GILBERT