i saw the movie a couple of weeks ago. i was nervous because this book had a huge impact on me and i didn't want the movie adaptation to spoil that for me.
it didn't have the 'grit' that the book had. you didn't really see the low of the lows that elizabeth explains so beautifully, intimately and painfully in the book and i don't think you see the moment that she realizes the impact her journey has had on her.
as per usual, the movie is never as good as the book.
however, when i initially read the book i pulled a few quotes and wrote them in my quote book and was simply delighted that they used them, word for word, in the movie.
"to lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life"
"this is a good sign--having a broken heart. it means we tried for something"
but my favorite line from the entire book was not in the movie, but i love it so much i'm going to share it with you anyway. i think it is something that we tend to forget as we get wrapped up in life. so many people (myself included) have this false belief that happiness is something we are rewarded, but i think what elizabeth's priceless advice could change the way you live your life. it has mine.
happiness is the consequence of personal effort.
you fight for it
strive for it
and insist upon it.
are you fighting, striving and insisting upon your own happiness?