Paulo Coelho


Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist

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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.

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.

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.

What was broken will never be the same again.

When each day is the same as the next, it?s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

When love is not necessary to understand what is going on out there, because everything starts to happen within us

When things start to happen, and the path does reveal itself to us, we become afraid of carrying on.

When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.

When you are moving toward an objective, said Petrus, it is very important to pay attention to the road. It is the road that teaches us the best way to get there, and the road enriches us as we walk its length.

When you suspect a sense of constant dissatisfaction, this means that God created for only one reason: You have to change everything and goes on

Whenever we get closer to our dreams, became a legend of personal real impetus for life.

Who let me be like the wind, no one knows where it comes from or where it goes and changes direction without having to answer to anyone.

What is disturbing is the risk of being different, and the horror of being equal.

What we are is what we do, and more than what we possess.

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Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist