Paulo Coelho


Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist

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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.

You cannot change a man with knowledge; the only thing that can change a person's mind is with love... Passion makes us stop eating, stopped sleeping, stopped working and no longer feel peaceful again. A lot of people were making panic because when passion comes in, it destroys everything worn, it find its own path.

You have the figure legend should be carried out. Point ended. It does not matter if other people are helping, or criticize, or ignore. You are doing it because it is your destiny on this earth, and the source of joys.

You never know what kind of pain someone has been through and how it might have changed their life and the way they are, so don't judge then by their actions but by their heart.

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

Why don?t people?s hearts tell them to continue following their dreams? the boy asked the alchemist. Because that?s what makes a heart suffer most, and hearts don?t like to suffer. From then on, the boy understood his heart. He asked it, please, never to stop speaking to him. He asked that, when he wandered far from his dreams, his heart press him and sound the alarm. The boy swore that, every time he heard the alarm, he would heed its message.

Women, when they kill themselves, choose far more romantic methods like slashing their wrist or taking an overdose of sleeping pills.

You are better, do not worry - she said. - In fact, when we light up our inner light, the first things we see are the cobwebs and dust, our weak points. They were there all the time, only you saw nothing in the darkness. Now it will be easier to cleanse your soul.

You cannot give anything more important than the Love reflected in your own life. That is the one true universal language, which allows us to speak Chinese or the dialects of India. For if, one day, you go to those places, the silent eloquence of Love will mean that you will be understood by everyone.

You have to leave, in order to return to the present.

You never let the cards tell their own story; you were trying to make them confirm what you imagined you knew.

You would have to give up all else, I alone would expect you to be your sole and exclusive standard.

Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention.

Words are life set down on paper.

You are capable of explaining everything you feel. Why don't you go to the Emperor and talk to him?

You can't avoid pain, but you can choose to overcome it.

You have to show the bad, so that they understand the value of good.

You only know yourself when you go beyond your limits.

You?re asking the wrong question. What you need to know is are you in a position to give him the love he needs. And whatever happens or doesn?t happen will be equally gratifying, knowing that you are capable of love is enough. If it isn?t him, it will be someone else? Don?t try to keep a safe distance so as to see what happens. Don?t wait to be certain before you take a step. What you give, you will receive, although it might sometimes come from the place you least expect.

Why love is more important than Charity? Because Charity is just one manifestation of Love

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Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist