Thursday, October 18, 2007

Eat, Pray, Love << One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia >>

I was interested on this book since the first time I read the subtitle <One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia> but resisted to not buy it as my rational mind said that I like the subtitle only because I have emotional attachment since I spent ~2/3 of my life in Indonesia & ~1/3 Italy (and also because it sounds like a girlie book)...

but 1 year later I noticed that the book still a best seller and I started to be convinced this book might be interesting...

boy, I love this book... Now I feel pretty sad since I have finished reading it...
it's a terrific cocktail of great stories & very talented writer, and I cannot help not to take some quotes:

I stopped eating meat (for a short time, anyway) after someone told me that I was "eating the fear of animal at the moment of its death" pg. 49
I will give you a sun check and a rain check. pg. 65
Order the margherita pizza with double mozzarella. If you do not eat this pizza when you are in Naples, please lie to me later and tell me that you did." pg. 79
May be nothing, except, perhaps, to pride yourself on the fact that you always fillet your fish with perfection, or that you make the lightest ricotta in the whole town? pg. 115
"Save you breath, brother,"... "This old girl ain't got any floor to put a rug on"
"Then perhaps madam would like to hang a rug on her wall?"
"See, now,"... "that's the thing - she's a little short on walls these days, too" pg 160
If something is rubbing so hard against you, you can be sure it's working on you pg 164
"... You go set your lily-white ass down in that meditation cave everyday for the next three months and I promise you this - you're gonna start seeing some stuff that's so damn beautiful it'll make you wanna throw rocks at the Taj Mahal." pg 171
"If that's how you've decided to think about it , don't let me spoil your party." pg 183
"After all, baby, remember what they say - sometimes the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else." pg 189
"No offence to your aura, but you still don't know shit about downloading software." pg 207
The word paradise, by the way, which come to us from the Persian, means literally "a walled garden." pg 236
The word amok, as is "running amok" is a Balinese word, describing a battle technique of suddenly going insanely wild against one's enemies in suicidal and bloody hand-to-hand combat;" pg 237
queridinha: "lovely little darling" pg 295

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