If fangirling over inspiring female authors is wrong, I don't want to be right. I've been an Elizabeth Gilbert devotee ever since reading
"If you really start to take apart the obstacles of what are stopping people from living a more creative life, it's almost always fear. It's very rarely not fear."
On Who Inspires Her
"I tend to be interested in people who are doing some of the most varied things with their lives, who reject the cult of specialization and sometimes even reject the cult of professionalism and try lots of different stuff because they're not afraid to follow the scavenger hunt that their curiosity [takes them on]."
"Generally speaking, your generation is my favorite so far. I feel like you guys are the most open-minded, the least hateful, the least racist, the most compassionate generation that we have yet seen. People who have been raised to not bully each other."
On Having a Creative Career
"If you're willing to commit to living a creative life for the pure joy of it, and you're careful about providing for yourself in the material world in other ways, then you can have a really fantastic and interesting life. But if you've decided that you want to be an artist and you want to be rich, too? Sometimes it's a little bit too much to ask of art."
On Getting Over a Creativity Slump
"The work wants to be made and it wants to be made through you."
On the Magic of Inspiration
"Inspiration is not your slave and it's not your master, but it's a partner."