Paulo Coelho


Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist

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What remains will be the love that moves the heavens, the stars, people, flowers, insects, the love that obliges us all to walk across the ice despite the danger, that fills us with joy and with fear, and gives meaning to everything.

When a sense of dissatisfaction persists, that means it was placed there by God for one purpose only: you need to change everything and move forward.

When I was young, I was dazzled by all the things life could offer me. I thought I was capable of achieving all of them.

When the man looked deeper into the soul of the world, it is easy to understand in the world there is always one person who is waiting for the other one, it was in the middle of a desert or in the middle of a major city... And when you meet that person and their eyes are crossed, all past and all future lose any significance... and there is only this moment

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

When you are in love , things make even more sense.

When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.

Whenever I refused to follow my fate, something very hard to bear would happen in my life.

While he was doing the same thing, it was necessary to discover something new, fantastic, incredible, I would have gone unnoticed the time before.

Why are not looking for happiness and everyone has taught me that happiness is the only goal worth that we aspire?

What hurts us is what heals us.

What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing.

When a teacher helps someone to discover something, the teacher always learns something new too.

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

When the night falls, because of all the worries him hiding in the aqueduct ourselves since childhood

When we love we do not need to understand what is happening, because everything happens within us.

When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening .

When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.

Whenever she sat still, just looking at something, she got the feeling that she was wasting precious time when she should be doing things to meet people. She could be spending her time so much better, because there was still so much to learn.

While most of humanity was scrabbling for a piece of bread, a roof over their head and a job that would allow them to live with dignity, Ralf Hart had all of that, and it only made him feel more wretched. If he looked back on what his life had been lately, he had perhaps managed two or three days when he had woken up, looked at the sun-or the rain-and felt glad to see the morning, just happy, without wanting anything, planning anything or asking anything in exchange. Apart from those days, the rest of his existence had been wasted on dreams , both frustrated and realized-a desire to go beyond himself, to go beyond his limitations; he had spent his life trying to prove something, but he didn't know what or to whom.

Why are people sad? This is simple. They are prisoners of their own history. All believe that the goal of life is to follow the basic outline what. Do not ask if it was never planned this plot or that someone else has put them. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, ideas of others, and this exceeds catch up. That is why they forget their dreams

What is ?I?? It's what you are, not what others make of you.

What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

When all days are equal is because people have failed to notice the good things in their lives that appear whenever the sun crosses the sky.

When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don?t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped, nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear. We stand in wonder at the process taking place, and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development.

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Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist