Paulo Coelho


Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist

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Yes, I'm satisfied, but the problem is you're not, and never will be. You're insecure, afraid of losing everything you've achieved; you don't know how to quit once you're ahead. You'll end up destroying yourself. You're killing our marriage and my love.

You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.

You experienced pain yesterday and you discovered that it led to pleasure. You experienced it today and found peace. That's why I'm telling you: don't get used to it, because it's very easy to become habituated: it's a very powerful drug. It's in our daily lives, in our hidden sufferings, in the sacrifices we make, blaming love for the destruction of our dreams. Pain is frightening when it shows its real face, but it's seductive when it comes disguised as sacrifice or se-denial. Or cowardice. However much we may reject it, we human beings always find a way of being with pain, of flirting with it and making it part of our lives.

You must always know what it is that you want.

You were in paradise, but you didn?t recognize it. It?s the same with most people in this world; they seek suffering in the most joyous of places because they think they are unworthy of happiness.

You're part of me, the most important part, which is deserted. I would not be the person who never accent.

With the strength or our love and our will we can change our destiny as well as the destiny of many others.

Yes, it's difficult to talk to your heart, and perhaps it isn't even necessary. We simply have to trust and follow the signs and live our Personal Legend; sooner or later, we will realize that we are all part of something, even if we can't understand rationally what that something is.

You can find a pair soul to see the light in their eyes, and from the beginning, that's how people recognize their true love.

You feel that nothing you have learned has put down roots, that while you?re capable of entering the magical universe, you cannot remain submerged in it. You feel that all of this may be nothing but a fantasy dreamed up by people to fend off their fear of death.

You must be careful never to allow doubt to paralyze you. always take the decisions you need to take, even if you're not sure you're doing the right thing. You'll never go wrong if, when you make a decision, you keep in mind an old German proverb: 'The devil is in the detail.' Remember that proverb and you'll always be able to turn a wrong decision into a right one.

You were my hope during my days of loneliness, my anxiety during moments of doubt, my certainty during moments of faith.

You're wrong when you say that the others have recovered from the shock? According to a remote location not they mean never has no place in this world for the feelings of exposing the truth of who we are, miserable, frustrated and helpless * You must sometimes travel far to find what is nearby two things can only have to disclose the secrets of the great life: suffering and love. Spirit that is outside we could, just outside the wound of God we could, but our memories? and this is what brings misery to our lives, even if we have all we need to be happy.

What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don't all have the courage to confront our own dream.

What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars.

When desire is still in this pure state, the man and the woman fall in love with life, they live each moment reverently, consciously, always ready to celebrate the next blessing. When people feel like this, they are not in a hurry, they do not precipitate events with unthinking actions. They know that the inevitable will happen, that what is real always finds a way of revealing itself. When the moment comes, they do not hesitate, they do not miss an opportunity, they do not let slip a single magic moment, because they respect the importance of each second.

When life gives you something at least this much more than I deserve, life can Tzmek, and at least give you again.

When the walls come down, love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible; it doesn't even matter whether we can keep the loved one at our side. To love is to lose control.

When we meet someone and begin to love, we feel like the whole universe in his side. Today I have found that when the sun goes down. But at this time there is not something that happens suddenly everything disappears! No more paying herons, the music was not far away, even taste on his lips no longer. Why it could happen to a beautiful thing like that, just a few minutes before everything disappears? Life goes by so fast. It pushes us from heaven to hell in a snap.

When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there?s no need at all to understand what?s happening, because everything happens within you

When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you're not saying 'no' to yourself.

Whenever we forgive someone, we are also forgiving ourselves.

Who feels free, loves all out. And who loves all out, feel free.

Why do away with the inequalities? - said the boy. - If we flatten the mountains, the birds will no longer have shelter. If we put an end to the depths of the rivers and seas, all the fish will die. If the chief of the village has the same authority as the madman, no one will know what to do. The world is vast, let it have its differences.

What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.

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Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist