Friday, August 13, 2010

EAT PRAY LOVE

Easily one of my favorite books.


And I look forward to seeing Julia Roberts play Elizabeth Gilbert in the movie version opening today. IMO, there is just something enchanting about Julia.

Also, as Cheslea Handler said in her monologue the other night (anyone else watch Chelsea Lately?), we'll finally stop seeing Julia stuffing her f*ing face with gelato everywhere we look. LOL. Beyond that, I think Elizabeth's writing is inspirational.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

"People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.

"The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving."

"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life."

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

28 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Isn't that like an ADULT BOOK!!!! (okay, I know that's a question).

I haven't read the book yet, my YA TBR pile is already too tall to even consider reading an adult book. ;) (tho I do have some Robin Cook books I want to re-read so I can study suspense outside of YA)

I might see the movie at some point, tho.

Have a great weekend, Christina.

Christina Lee said...

Stina, I know, SHOCKING, right?

Pamela said...

I am really glad you posted about this book. I really want to read it and now I think I'll go grab it today!

Laura Marcella said...

EPL was such an amazing book! I remember that last quote; it's one of my faves from the book!

I hope the movie is just as good! From the previews, Julia Roberts seems like she was cast perfectly.

Meredith said...

I'm reading this book now, because I'm definitely going to see the movie, and I'm loving it! Great quotes. It's such an inspirational story.

Anne said...

Those are beautiful quotes. I have wanted to read this one for awhile but haven't got around to it. *adds to TBR list

Rachele Alpine said...

I love this book! And...did you see that Chelsea Handler is coming to the Q? That would be an awesome show!

MissNeira said...

Im excited too. The trailer makes it look liek a fun movie though I have never read the book, (the title scares me for some reason) but maybe I will read it after I see the movie

xoxo
Miss Neira

Life with Kaishon said...

Isn't Maddy the best? I just completely adore her! I haven't read this book yet. I need to. I have heard so many people love it. I would like to see the movie for sure!

Hope your weekend is wonderful. Thanks so much for coming over to Maddy's interview!

Matthew Rush said...

The story behind this is pretty cool too. I mean she somehow got the publisher to pay an advance big enough for her to travel the world for a year ... AND WRITE ABOUT IT. Awesome.

Today's guest blogger is Ted Cross!

Writing Without Periods! said...

Thanks for sharing your fav quotes from EAT PRAY LOVE. I read it a few years ago...it's fab.
Happy Friday.
Mary

Lourie said...

Enchanting is a great word for Julia Roberts. I want to see this movie. I haven't read the book yet. I don't read much anymore....sad isn't it.

Alicia said...

i love those quotes!! i'm excited to see the movie, it looks so good!

Melissa said...

I'll be honest. I haven't read this book. People keep saying I should but I haven't. These quotes make me want to read it SOOO badly. Thanks christina.

Together We Save said...

Sounds wonderful... my daughter is dying to read it!!

Kristin said...

I think I'm going to see the flick first, but I can't wait to read the book!

Pam said...

I think she is a fantastic actress...can't wait to see the movie.

Little Ms J said...

I so wanted to love EPL and didn't. I'm sorry. Can we still be friends?

K. M. Walton said...

Yeah, I'm too busy reading this other AWESOME book some wonderful blog friend recommended...THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE.

Holy-freaking-wow.

Kari said...

I've been wanting to read this for a while...might have to do it sooner rather than later. I'm looking forward to the movie, too!

Maddy said...

First of all - I want to say thank you for stopping the interview :) It means a lot to me!

Also, I read Eat, Pray, Love. And though I liked the story, I HATED Gilbert (or her narration, at least). She just seemed like a whiny brat to me. And I never feel that strongly about a narrator, it was a weird reaction. Regardless, I will still be watching Julia Roberts in action! I think she will breathe new life to this story :)

Jen said...

The book was brilliant, the movie was brilliant! I loved it and can't say enough good things about it!

PS - I enjoyed watching Julia stuff her face with gelato ;)

Reminder - Guess that Character Blogfest is this Thursday and Friday! Look forward to describing your character!

Janet said...

EPL is my favorite book ever. I remember every one of those quotes. And no, I haven't seen the movie yet, but I will, soon!

notesfromnadir said...

I haven't read this book yet, its on my list, but after seeing these quotes it needs to be moved further up! All 3 are so true!

Talli Roland said...

I really enjoyed it too. It took me a little while to get into it, though.

All Women Stalker said...

I still have not read this! Our local bookstores keep running out of copies.

Just Breathe said...

My husband watches Chelsea Lately so I have seen a few of them. I saw the movie last night and I loved it.

Kim VS said...

Interestingly enough I received a free copy of this book yesterday after helping out at my daughter's middle school Scholastic Book Fair. Turns out they offer a small selection of adult books too - probably for the teachers. The librarian and the drama teacher also snatched up copies. Then I had a long talk with the drama teacher about how the book's message of finding balance in your life really resonates with her. This book is a perfect example of how something simple but heartfelt and targeted towards a specific market segment can catapult a writer to fame and glory.