Elizabeth Gilbert – I was a bartender for…

I was a bartender for a long time, so I know how to make drinks…


“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

Elizabeth Gilbert – I don’t hate humanity and…

I don’t hate humanity and I’m not interested in people who do. Although, it’s funny…


“I don’t hate humanity and I’m not interested in people who do. Although, it’s funny, actually, some of my favorite writers really do. Like Martin Amis. My dirty secret. ‘London Fields’ is one of my favorite books ever. And it’s indefensible! But he’s so funny… I forgive him everything.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert – That is who Barack Obama…

That is who Barack Obama is – a person of admirable character – and that is who…


“That is who Barack Obama is – a person of admirable character – and that is who he has remained for me over these last four years. I have not agreed with his every decision, but never once have I seen him break his cool, lose his composure, or abandon his insightful perspective – even during the most serious and/or absurd national disasters.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert – I used to say, ‘Man…

I used to say, ‘Man, I think I’d be a really good dad. I’ll be…


“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

Elizabeth Gilbert – It’s not an accident that…

It’s not an accident that both my sister and I are writers. Our parents created…


“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

Elizabeth Gilbert – I think it’s unfortunate that…

I think it’s unfortunate that there exists only one path in America to complete social…


“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

Elizabeth Gilbert – I have no business being…

I have no business being a journalist. I’m the least, I’m the least – I’m the…


“I have no business being a journalist. I’m the least, I’m the least – I’m the most trusting, I absolutely make a habit of believing anything that anybody tells me about themselves. I’ve never had any reason in the world to think that anyone has wanted to harm me, or lie to me. I believe whatever is being sold, most of the time.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert