Paulo Coelho


Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist

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Wither feeling but it always falls back to wither again.

Yes, my mind was wandering. I wished I were there with someone who could bring peace to my heart someone with whom I could spend a little time without being afraid that i would lose him the next day. With that reassurance, the time would pass more slowly. We could be silent for a while because we'd know we had the rest of our lives together for conversation. I wouldn't have to worry about serious matters, about difficult decisions and hard words.

You can leaf or feather that're producing wonders, pains, dreams and re-check lost hope.

You had to take risks, follow some paths and abandon others.

You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.

You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself.

Zahir in Arabic, means visible, present, one of which is impossible not to notice. Something or someone to us, after you know, little by little, occupies minds until we can no longer focus on anything else. It can be interpreted as sacred or as foolishness.

Why do so many people chose to spend their whole life destroying paths they didn't even want to follow, instead of following the one path that would lead them somewhere.

Without solitude, Love will not stay long by your side. Because Love needs to rest, so that it can journey through the heavens and reveal itself in other forms. Without solitude, no plant or animal can survive, no soil can remain productive, no child can learn about life, no artist can create, no work can grow and be transformed. Solitude is not the absence of Love, but its complement. Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life. Therefore, blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge. If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void.

Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments- but all of this is transitory; it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.

You can live your life in many ways, but only one of them will fill you completely. The price for this is high, but you will not be cheaper if you do not really live your life.

You have Einstein, saying that there was no time or space, just a combination of the two.

You must remember that love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love...the love that speaks the language of the world.

You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself. Never try to please everyone, if you do, you will be respected by no one.

Zuma is talking about the nature of the Zia when winter comes, the trees shed their leaves must be sighing with sadness to see that. Themselves say: Never again we will not be the same course. Or what is the point of renewing themselves? Which will be new leaves will have their own personality, they will never be the same as the previous one newcomer and one summer will belong to survive is changeable; and seasons teaches us this lesson again every year. Change to pass a period of depression means: we must forget everything we used to be and also the newcomers do not know. But have a little patience, we come to the end of spring and then desperately do we forget that we spend the winter. Change is the law of life and renewal. Just because there are things to bring us happiness rather than sorrow, it is better to get used to them.

Why do they make things so complicated? So that those who have the responsibility for understanding can understand, he said. Imagine if everyone went around transforming lead into gold. Gold would lose its value. It's those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.

Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.

Yet they sense that something is wrong. They can?t quite put their finger on the problem. As time passes, they grow more and more dependent on each other; they are getting older; any opportunities to make a new life are vanishing fast. They try to keep busy doing reading or embroidery, watching television, seeing friends, but there is always the conversation over supper or after supper. He is easily irritated, she is more silent than usual. They can see that they are growing further and further apart, but cannot understand why. They reach the conclusion that this is what marriage is like, but won?t talk to their friends about it; they are the image of the happy couple who support each other and share the same interests. She takes a lover, so does he, but it?s never anything serious, of course. What is important, necessary, essential, is to act as if nothing is happening, because it?s too late to change.

You can say what you like, but words won't change anything. I'm not happy.

You have passed through the two hardest tests on the spiritual road: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what you encounter.

You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it?s because it wasn?t true love ? the love that speaks the Language of the World.

You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say. That way, you'll never have to fear an unanticipated blow.

Why do we have to listen to our hearts? the boy asked, when they had made camp that day. Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you?ll find your treasure. But my heart is agitated, the boy said. It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it?s become passionate over a woman of the dessert. It asks things of me, and it keeps me from sleeping many nights when I?m thinking about her. Well, that?s good. Your heart is alive. Keep listening to what it has to say.

Wok is the manifestation of love that binds people together.

You are a prisoner of your past, and I am as well. If I loved you in life what, I will continue to love you forever! I do not heart, nor soul, nothing! Love everything I have. Existence, but it's just an optical illusion. What you see is love; aspires to the Transfiguration, but there is no time or place to be able to unfold.

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Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist