Quotation of the day #1 – Elizabeth Gilbert

Some time ago, I read an article (The New York Times – Sunday Book Review) where I found these neat words by Elizabeth Gilbert:

What is your ideal reading experience? Do you prefer a book that makes you laugh or makes you cry? One that teaches you something or one that distracts you?

Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.

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Elizabeth Gilbert has written several famous books. I reviewed her fascinating book on Eustace Conway: The Last American Man.

You can watch some videos of her on this page and visit her website.

DID YOU READ ANY BOOK BY ELIZABETH GILBERT?
DO YOU LIKE THIS QUOTATION?
HOW DOES IT RELATE
WITH YOUR OWN READING EXPERIENCE?

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9 thoughts on “Quotation of the day #1 – Elizabeth Gilbert

  1. Pingback: The Last American Man « Words And Peace

  2. I think your reading experience depends very much on what you want at that particular time. For example I read Eat, Pray, Love and I loved it, because I was in the market for what it had to say. If I read it today, I probably wouldn’t enjoy it as much, because my priorities and focus have changed. Now I’m reading lots of things about France. If Elizabeth Gilbert wrote something about living in France, I would probably read it. I read the sequel, Committed, and didn’t like it nearly as much as EPL. Bit too introspective for me at the time. Polly

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    • Thanks for commenting. I think you have a very good point here, and maybe that’s why apart from very few instances, I don’t like re-reading a book: maybe I’m afraid not to like it as much the 2nd time around, because I would be actually in a different place

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  3. Like probably the rest of the world, I read “Eat Pray Love.” I’ve also read some of her short stories, which are quite nice. And this quote fits me to a tee!

    Thanks for finding the artist of that wonderful canvas and your Marmelade Gypsy comments. I especially appreciate your sharing the breadcrumbs that led to the discovery. I suspect I’ll use that one again!

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