Author: Counselor




My career started young and I was really ambitious, and then I had success and I hung out with people who were much older. I think I might have been temporally misplaced, so I thought I was 40. It was a premature midlife crisis.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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Mine is just a simple old human story – of one person trying, with great rigor and discipline, to comprehend her personal relationship with divinity.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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Men go into marriage with virtually no expectations whatsoever. Ten years later, the men are delightfully surprised to find out that it’s actually kind of nice, and the women have sort of had to take a nose dive from what they thought it was going to be.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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Marriage is not simply a romantic union between two people it’s also a political and economic contract of the highest order.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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Listen – of course money changes everything, but so does sunlight, and so does food: These are powerful but neutral energy sources, neither inherently good nor evil but shaped only by the way we use them.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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It’s not an accident that both my sister and I are writers. Our parents created an accidental Petri dish. My family has great storytellers, and I grew up in a very funny, conversational house and didn’t have television. This small family farm was a bubble world that didn’t have much to do with reality.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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I was a bartender for a long time, so I know how to make drinks, but I’m more likely to offer them than to have them. I think this is one of the reasons why I get to live longer than my great-grandmother did, and why I get to produce more writing than she did, and why my marriage isn’t in dire straits.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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I used to say, ‘Man, I think I’d be a really good dad. I’ll be a great provider. I’m funny I’ll go on trips with them – I’ll do all sorts of stuff.’ But the momming? I’m not made for that. I have a really good mom I know what she put into it.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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I think it’s unfortunate that there exists only one path in America to complete social legitimacy, and that is marriage. I think, for instance, that it would be far easier for Americans to elect a black president or a female president than an unmarried president.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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I should just put it bluntly, because we’re all sort of friends here now – it’s exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that’s the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o’clock in the morning, and I don’t want to go there.

~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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