These "Eat Pray Love" Quotes are meant to inspire and enlighten, whether you have seen the movie or not. Rife with wisdom from her journey, writer and post-divorcee Liz Gilbert takes a trip around the world to explore different aspects of herself against the backdrop of a certain culture and shares her experiences through this movie.
“When a man who looks like Yoda hands you a prophecy, you have to respond.”While in assignment in Indonesia, Liz’s interest in a journey of self-discovery is sparked by a Balinese medicine man named Ketut Liyer. He gives her a drawing and a prophecy that she will come live with him and help him with his English. He, in turn, aids in teaching her about balance.
“Having a baby is like having a tattoo on your face. You kind of want to be committed.” Liz’s good friend Delia tells our protagonist this important quote about starting a family as Liz feels increasing pressure from her husband to focus less on her writing and more on becoming a mother.
“We call it “dolce far niente”, the sweetness of doing nothing.”Liz’s friend Giovanni tells her of this Italian lifestyle ideal as she explores the concept of pleasure against the backdrop of the epitome of Mediterranean culture.
“You going to have to learn to select our thoughts the way you select your clothes every day.”The kooky but wise friend and mentor at the Ashram, “Richard from Texas”, gives Liz on dealing with her tendency to have depressing and brooding thoughts following her divorce and post-divorce relationship.
“Americans know entertainment, but they don’t know pleasure.” Giovanni gives Liz his perspective on over-worked, overtly-ambitious American tendencies in regards to recreation which he believes is inferior to Italian pleasures of food, family, friends, art and love.
“I’m having a relationship with my pizza” Liz indulges during the “pleasure” aspect of her journey, which takes place in Italy and replaces men and heartache associated with them with a “no-left-behind-diet”.
“Your treasure – your perfection – is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the busy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”Liz contemplates on devotion and prayer while in a remote Ashram in India, trying to wrap her head around ancient Eastern spiritual guidance in order to salvage her life and mend her heart.
"To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life." This is the medicine man Ketut Liyer’s advice to Liz as she travels around the world looking for a balanced life after her divorce and post-divorce relationship heartache.
“We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins.. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it” Liz Gilbert has a Buddha-like realization of non-attachment even before her more spiritually rigorous mode of self-discovery in an Indian Ashram as she observes ancient while in Rome.
“Maybe you're a woman in search of a word.”Being the writer that she is, Liz’s Swedish friend Sofie reminds her that sometimes experiences and feelings are easier to deal with if you can describe them, or "put them into words".