Elizabeth Gilbert: In Her Own Words

This Sunday, The Times pays a visit to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert’s store-it’s located in New Jersey and sells Southeast Asian imports. In between showing off her teak boxes and giant Buddhas, Gilbert has a lot to say! For example:

  • On her store, which she purchased and renovated with the movie money: “This should be called the Julia Roberts Memorial Building.” 
  • On the movie: “I do not have any trouble telling the difference between me and Julia Roberts.” 
  • On Javier Bardem: “I fell in love with my husband all over again.” 
  • On bracelets her store sells: “If I were a 9-year-old girl, I would have killed and field-dressed someone to have these gorgeous, sparkly bracelets on my arm.”
  • On what the Times described as “small primitive-looking heads:” “These are boundary gods. They protect and watch over your boundaries. I give them to every woman I know. I keep one next to my computer to remind myself not to say ‘yes’ to everyone.”

Except for Julia Roberts and Ryan Murphy, we presume.