Eat, Pray, Love- Words & Quotes

Words from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert:

  • dogma- an official system of principles concerning faith
  • despondent- hopeless
  • nascent- beginning to exist or develop
  • diaphanous- very sheer and light
  • progeny- descendents
  • imbibe- absorb; receive in the mind
  • balk- stop; refuse
  • esoteric- understood by few; private
  • precocious- prematurely developed; unusually advanced
  • venerable- commanding respect
  • inert- inactive
  • clemency- mercy; forgiveness
  • imbue- inspire

Quotes from Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert:

“…he was still my lighthouse and my albatross in equal measure.”

“…you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead.”

“…we could spend our lives together- in misery, but happy to not be apart.”

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

“In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, sometimes only beauty can be trusted.”

“In the present is the only place to find Him, and now is the only time.”

“Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy. One you can see; one you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh; the other is made of energy and memory and faith. But they are both equally true.”

“You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.”

“But these two questions of love and control undo us all, trip us up and cause war, grief, and suffering.”

“You cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water.”

“If faith were rational, it wouldn’t be- by definition- faith.”


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