Paulo Coelho


Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist

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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.

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.

We're surrounded by Universal Desire. It's not happiness; it's desire. And desires are never satisfied, because once they are, they cease to be desires.

What is important is who you are and not what others are calculated by thee.

What you brought from your past, is of no use in your present. When you must choose a new path, do not bring old experiences with you. Those who strike out afresh, but who attempt to retain a little of the old life, end up torn apart by their own memories.

When fate is very generous with us, there is always a well into which all our dreams can tumble.

When people consult me, it?s not that I?m reading the future; I am guessing at the future. The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances. How do I guess at the future? Based on the omens of the present. The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.

When we are on high (Mountain), we can see everything else as small. Our glory and our sadness lose their importance. Whatever we conquered or lost remains there below. From the heights of the mountain, you see how large the world is, and how wide its horizons.

When we seek to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

When you dance, do you feel desire? Do you feel as if you were summoning up a greater energy? When you dance, are there moments when you cease to be yourself?

When you want something, all the universe conspires for you to make your wish.

Where are they written? In the world around us. Merely be attentive to what happens in your life, and you will discover where, every moment of the day, He hides His words and His will. Seek to do as He asks: this alone is the reason you are in the world. If I discover it, I'll write it on clay tablets. Do so. But write them, above all, in your heart; there they can neither burned nor destroyed, and you will take them wherever you go.

Who needs to know love lost and found?

We've lost our ability to live with the secrets of the world. And yet there they are before us.

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Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist