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Eat, Pray, Love Quotes

31 of the best book quotes from Eat, Pray, Love
  1. #1
    “To find the balance you want, this is what you must become. You must keep your feet grounded so firmly on the earth that it’s like you have 4 legs instead of 2. That way, you can stay in the world. But you must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God.”
  2. #2
    “The more exquisitely and delightfully you can do nothing, the higher your life’s achievement.”
  3. #3
    “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”
  4. #4
    “Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”
  5. #5
    “There’s a reason we refer to ‘leaps of faith’ – because the decision to consent to any notion of divinity is a mighty jump from the rational over to the unknowable, and I don’t care how diligently scholars of every religion will try to sit you down with their stacks of books and prove to you through scripture that their faith is indeed rational; it isn’t. If faith were rational, it wouldn’t be – by definition – faith. Faith is belief in what you cannot see or prove or touch. Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be… a prudent insurance policy.”
  6. #6
    “A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.”
  7. #7
    “Om Namah Shivaya, meaning, I honor the divinity that resides within me.”
  8. #8
    “People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.”
  1. #9
    “I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
  2. #10
    “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”
  3. #11
    “But if you can plant yourself in stillness long enough, you will, in time, experience the truth that everything (both uncomfortable and lovely) does eventually pass.”
  4. #12
    “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.”
  5. #13
    “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.
  6. #14
    “We call it ‘dolce far niente’, the sweetness of doing nothing.”
  7. #15
    “If you clear out all of that space in your mind you would have a door way.”
  8. #16
    “Having a baby is like having a tattoo on your face. You kind of want to be committed.”
  1. #17
    “We must take care of our families, wherever we find them.”
  2. #18
    “As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you.”
  3. #19
    “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”
  4. #20
    “I wondered, ‘Why have I been chasing happiness my whole life when bliss was here the entire time?‘”
  5. #21
    “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.”
  6. #22
    “I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind’ — the thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl.”
  7. #23
    “There is a reason they call God a presence – because God is right here, right now. In the present is the only place to find Him, and now is the only time.”
  8. #24
    “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
  1. #25
    “God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies…”
  2. #26
    “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.”
  3. #27
    “We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy’s fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure–your perfection–is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”
  4. #28
    “It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainment.”
  5. #29
    “In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.”
  6. #30
    “We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”
  7. #31
    “When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It’s safe. Let go.”
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