Length: 304 pages
Audiobook Length: 5 hours and 6 minutes
First Published: 2015
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
Quotes from Big Magic
The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.
You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.
Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?
It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at.
Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them.
About Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is an American author, best known for her memoir Eat, Pray, Love. Her other works include City of Girls, Big Magic and The Signature of All Things. Gilbert divides her time between New York City and rural New Jersey. Visit the author’s website →