Movies / Paris

Mange, prie, aime

Last year when I just had decided to move from Sweden to France one of my best friends, Em, recommended me to read “Eat,Love, Pray”. I told her I would buy it as soon as I got to Paris, but unfortunately I never had the time to read the book..or other books I planned to read. Paris turned out to be more than just a city, it became my friend – a friend I’m still learning to know. Last night I went to the cinema watching the movie and I loved it :-)

Some memorable quotes from the movie:

“…I’ve come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call “The Physics of The Quest” – a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: “If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself….then truth will not be withheld from you.” Or so I’ve come to believe.”

“Happiness is the consequence 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 in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something. ”
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

About Author

This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • Ellinor
    26 September 2010 at 12:19

    Detta var verkligen en film som gick direkt in hjärtat och jag kunde känna igen mig så mycket i huvudkaraktären. Både i livssituation och tankar.

    Trots att jag hört att boken inte skall vara särskilt bra, så överväger jag att ge den en chans. Är nyfiken på om det kan ge ännu mera än filmen.


  • Cecilia -
    27 September 2010 at 13:37

    Jag älskar den boken! (Gillar den engelska och franska titeln mer än den svenska Kärleken, Lyckan och Meningen med livet) Hoppas verkligen filmen lever upp till förväntningarna, jag tror den har premiär här i Sverige kommande helg.

  • HM
    28 September 2010 at 0:01

    Fantastic, I myself just adore Paris and love your adventure there. Have completely fallen for the city and can so relate to you. Love your blog, keep it up!

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