As I promised (weeks ago), I’m back with the quotes from Eat pray love:
“Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship – a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. Half of it you have no control over; half of it is absolutely in your hands, and your actions will show measurable consequence. Man is neither entirely a puppet of the gods, nor is he entirely the captain of his own destiny; he’s a little of both. We gallop through our lives like circus performers balancing on two speeding side-by-side horses – one foot is on the horse called “fate”, the other one the horse called “free will”. And the question you have to ask everyday is – which horse is which? Which horse do I need to stop worrying about because it’s not under my control, and which do I need to steer with concentrated effort?”
“I have good idea, for if you meet some person from different religion and he want to make argument about God. My idea is, you listen to everything this man say about God. Never argue about God with him. Best thing to say is, “I adree with you”. Then you go home, pray what you want. This is my idea for people to have peace about religion.”
“Hindus see the universe in terms of karma, a process of constant circulation, which is to say that you don’t really end up anywhere at the end of your life – not in heaven or hell – but just get recycled back to the earth again in another form, in order to resolve whatever relationships or mistakes you left uncompleted last time. […] The notion of karma implies that heaven and hell are only to be found here on earth, where we have the capacity to create them, manufacturing either goodness or evil depending on our destinies and or characters.”
“This is the supreme lesson of karma (and also of Western psychology, by the way) – take care of the problems now, or else you’ll just have to suffer again later when you screw everything up the next time. And that repetition of suffering – that’s hell. Moving out of that endless repetition to a new level of understanding – there’s where you’ll find heaven.”
“And love is complicated. But still humans must try to love each other, darling. We must get our hearts broken sometimes. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
And my reviews for the book: it’s more complex then I throught and it took me a while to finish it. I am sure that this book ist not for my age and maybe that’s why I haven’t felt it how I should have. Anyway I think it’s a motivational book for all the women in late 20s, who aren’t really sure what to do with their lifes.
About the movie: The movie was kind of boring and much worse than the book. I think that the places where it was filmed (Italy, Indonesia) were the only ones that made me watch it till the end. I don’t recomand it.