Paulo Coelho


Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist

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Why are we smiling when we loathe each other?? ?Why do we sell happiness to the readers of this magazine when we are profoundly unhappy ourselves, the slaves of fame?

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.

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.

When everything seems to be going well and your dream is almost within your gasp, that is when you must be more alert than ever.

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Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist