Elizabeth Gilbert – As somebody who, in my…

As somebody who, in my second marriage, insisted on a prenuptial agreement, I can also…


“As somebody who, in my second marriage, insisted on a prenuptial agreement, I can also testify that sometimes it is an act of love to chart the exit strategy before you enter the union, in order to make sure that not only you, but your partner as well, knows that there will be no World War III should hearts and minds, for any sad reason, change.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert – I should just put it…

I should just put it bluntly, because we’re all sort of friends here now – it’s…


“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

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