Paulo Coelho Quotes

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1. “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.”

Tags : Fear Suffering
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

2. “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”

Tags : Forgetting Hope Love Pain Suffering Waiting
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

3. “She had just realized there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar.”

Tags : Change Dreams Fears
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

4. “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.”

Tags : Challenges Change Courage Life
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

5. “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

Tags : Appreciation Courage Patience Trials Of Life
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

6. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Tags : Achievement Dreams Failure Fear
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

7. “Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.”

Tags : Fear
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

8. “I've been in love before, it's like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love."- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”

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Author : Paulo Coelho

9. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

Tags : Hope Inspiration Love Santiago
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

10. “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”

Tags : Faith Trust
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

11. “No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it”

Tags : Book Review Inspirational Quotes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

12. “I don't regret my painful times, i bare my scars as if they were medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that that smile dimmed by tears”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes
Author : Paulo Coelho

13. “Because I don't live in either my past or my future.I'm interested only in the present".”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

14. “Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don't know what to do with it.”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Like the Flowing River

15. “A shepherd may like to travel, but he should never forget his sheep.”

Tags : Dreaming Obligations
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

16. “If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

Tags : Judging Opinions
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

17. “Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.”

Tags : Freedom
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

18. “Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily”

Tags : Conviction Feelings Reason
Author : Paulo Coelho

19. “Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.”

Tags : Human Psyche
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

20. “Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

Tags : Attitude Explain Gossip Life People Public Opinion Time Wisdom
Author : Paulo Coelho

21. “In the first place, you shouldn't believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept whatever seems to guarantee better days ahead, as, I suspect is your case. Those who make promises they don't keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.”

Tags : Promises
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

22. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

Tags : Wisdom
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

23. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

Tags : Wisdom
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

24. “Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love.”

Tags : Acceptance Battle Love Reason Surrender
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch Of Portobello

25. “To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.”

Tags : Action Challenge Commune Environment Intuition Witch
Author : Paulo Coelho

26. “Everything, absolutely everything on this earth makes sense, and even the smallest things are worthy of our consideration.”

Tags : Portobello Witch
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch Of Portobello

27. “We can see the Divine in each speck of dust, but that doesn't stop us from wiping it away with a wet sponge. The Divine doesn't disappear; it's transformed into the clean surface.”

Tags : Divine Inspirational Portobello Spiritual Transformation Witch
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch Of Portobello

28. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

Tags : Confidence Honesty
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

29. “Tears are words that need to be written.”

Tags : Inspirational Sadness Writing
Author : Paulo Coelho

30. “Ester asked why people are sad."That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”

Tags : Dreams Future Happiness Life Plans Sadness
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

31. “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”

Tags : Experience
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

32. “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”

Tags : Advice Experience Life Variety Wine
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

33. “Anyone who is observant, who discovers the person they have always dreamed of, knows that sexual energy comes into play before sex even takes place. The greatest pleasure isn't sex, but the passion with which it is practiced. When the passion is intense, then sex joins in to complete the dance, but it is never the principal aim.”

Tags : Passion Sex
Author : Paulo Coelho

34. “Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or--such is the pleasure they experience--they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.”

Tags : Love Sex
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

35. “So you see, Good and Evil have the same face; it all depends on when they cross the path of each individual human being.”

Tags : Evil Good Humanity
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

36. “The rain is falling ever harder and all I can hear is the sound of the water. I'm drenched but I can't move.”

Tags : Rain Sound
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

37. “Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.”

Tags : Forgiveness Love Rain
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

38. “Life doesn´t come with any guarantees. You have to risk it to get the biscuit." - The Alchemist, Paulo Cohelo -”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes Life Life Quotes Risk It Risks The Alchemist
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

39. “How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?”

Tags : Earth Environment Inspirational Planet
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Winner Stands Alone

40. “Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honour of losing and the joy of winning I am not here to tell you that defeat is a part of life: we all know that. Only the defeated know Love. Because it is in the realm of love that we fight our first battles – and generally lose. I am here to tell you that there are people who have never been defeated. They are the ones who never fought. They managed to avoid scars, humiliations, feelings of helplessness, as well as those moments when even warriors doubt the existence of God.’’Manuscript Found In Accra – Paulo Coelho”

Tags : Aetheism Defeat Denial Doubt God Helplessness Honour Humiliation Life Love Scar Valiant Victory
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscript Found in Accra

41. “Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.”

Tags : Behavior Faith Trust
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

42. “The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. That's why we go to movies and say, "Oh, the book is better.”

Tags : Alchemist Books Ideas Movies
Author : Paulo Coelho

43. “When I took the pills, I wanted to kill someone I hated. I didn't know that other Veronikas existed inside me, Veronikas that I could love.”

Tags : Crazy Decide Die Existence Hate Hospital Insane Kill Love Menthal Other Pill Suicidal
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

44. “People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.”

Tags : Eye Opening Inspirational
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

45. “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.”

Tags : Adventurer Eleven Minutes Paolo Coelho Treasure Victim World
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

46. “As he mused about these things, he realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.”

Tags : Adventurer Choose Victim
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

47. “Don't you think you're quite young?''I'm twenty-one,' said Brida. 'If I wanted to start learning ballet, I'd be conseidered too old.”

Tags : Brida Funny Young
Author : Paulo Coelho

48. “Up until then, whenever anyone had mentioned the possibility of making a film adaptation, my answer had always been, ‘No, I’m not interested.’ I believe that each reader creates his own film inside his head, gives faces to the characters, constructs every scene, hears the voices, smells the smells. And that is why, whenever a reader goes to see a film based on a novel that he likes, he leaves feeling disappointed, saying: ‘the book is so much better than the film.”

Tags : Creating Film Films Based On Novels Novels Readers
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

49. “I kissed him hard. The few people in the bar must have been thinking that all they were seeing was just a kiss. They didn't know that this kiss stood for my whole life - and his life, as well. The life of anyone who has waited, dreamed, and searched for their true path.The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.”

Tags : Following Your Dreams Happiness Kissing Love True Love True Path Waiting
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

50. “This was the kiss I had waited for so long - a kiss born by the river of our childhood, when we didn't yet know what love meant. A kiss that had been suspended in the air as we grew, that had traveled in the world in the souvenir of a medal, and that had remained hidden behind piles of books. A kiss that had been lost and now was found. In the moment of that kiss were years of searching, disillusionment and impossible dreams.”

Tags : Kissing
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

51. “I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.”

Tags : Waiting You
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

52. “Wait. This was the first lesson I had learned about love. The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways -- and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.”

Tags : Love Waiting
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

53. “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.”

Tags : Enjoying Happiness Responsibility World
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

54. “I know you don't love me. But I'm going to fight for your love. There are some things in life that are worth fighting for the end. You are worth it.”

Tags : Fight For Love Inspirational Love Struggle Survive
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

55. “Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.”

Tags : Color Love Rainbows
Author : Paulo Coelho

56. “I wept because I was re-experiencing the enthusiasm of my childhood; I was once again a child, and nothing in the world could cause me harm.”

Tags : Child Childhood Enthusiasm Tears
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

57. “Thy will be done, my Lord. Because you know the weakness in the heart of yourchildren, and you assign each of them only the burden they can bear. May youunderstand my love–because it is the only thing I have that is really mine, the only thing that I will be able to take with me into the next life. Please allow it to be courageous and pure; please make it capable of surviving the snares of the world.”

Tags : Burden Children Courageous Done Heart Life Lord Love Prayer Pure Weakness Will World
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

58. “Why is patience so important?""Because it makes us pay attention.”

Tags : Patience
Author : Paulo Coelho

59. “A responsible Warrior is not someone who takes the weight of the world on his shoulders, but someone who has learned to deal with the challenges of the moment.”

Tags : Challenges Learning Life Responsibility Shoulders Warrior World
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Warrior of the Light

60. “Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.”

Tags : Avoidance Benefits Classification Doors Exploitation Friends Friendship Hypocrisy Life Lessons Loyalty People Selection Social Classes Social Gaps Social Ladder Society
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscript Found in Accra

61. “We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.”

Tags : Dreams Nourishment Soul
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

62. “In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.”

Tags : Experiences Journeys Trees
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

63. “It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”

Tags : Decision Life Relax Relaxation
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

64. “For those who are not frightened by the solitude, everything will have a different taste.In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed. In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them.In solitude, they will be able to decide whether it is worth asking that lost love to come back or if they should simply let it go and set off along a new path.In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue.And those who are alone at this moment, need never be frightened by the words of the devil: ‘You’re wasting your time.’Or by the chief demon’s even more potent words: ‘No one cares about you.’The Divine Energy is listening to us when we speak to other people, but also when we are still and silent and able to accept solitude as a blessing.And when we achieve that harmony, we receive more than we asked for.”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscript Found in Accra

65. “Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.”

Tags : Commitment Freedom
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

66. “When we turn around & come face to face with our destiny, we discover that words (spoken) are not enough. I know so many people who are brilliant speakers but are quite incapable of practising what they preach. It's one thing to describe a situation & quite another to experience it. I realised a long time ago that a warrior in search of his dream must take his inspiration from what he actually does & not from what he imagines himself doing.”

Tags : Being Real Communication Honesty Influence
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

67. “All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect. Anyone who chooses a religion is also choosing a collective way for worshipping and sharing the mysteries. Nevertheless, that person is the only one responsible for his or her actions along the way and has no right to shift responsibility for any personal decisions on to that religion.”

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Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Like the Flowing River

68. “The Lord often has his prophets climb mountains to converse with Him. I always wondered why He did that, and now I know the answer: when we are on high, we can see everything else as small. Our glory and 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.”

Tags : Inspirational Religious
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Fifth Mountain

69. “Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.”

Tags : Impermanence Loss Posessions Transience
Author : Paulo Coelho

70. “A time to be born, and a time to die;A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;A time to kill, and a time to heal;A time to break down, and a time to build up;A time to weep, and a time to laugh;A time to mourn, and a time to dance;a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;A time to get, and a time to lose;A time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to cast away;A time to rend, and a time to sew;A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;A time to love, and a time to hate;A time of war, and a time of peace”

Tags : Book Review Ecclesiastes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

71. “Does a soldier go to war in order to kill the enemy? no, he goes in order to die for his country.Does a wife want to show her husband how happy she is? no, she wants him to see how she suffers in order to make him happyDoes the husband go to work thinking he will find personal fulfillment there? no, he is giving his sweat and tears for the good of the familyAnd so it goes on: sons give up their dreams to please their parents, parents give up their lives in order to please their children; pain and suffering are used to justify the one thing that should bring only LOVE..”

Tags : Book Review
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

72. “PAIN was no longer a cause of suffering, but a source of pleasure, Because they were redeeming humanity from its sins. Pain becomes joy, the meaning of life, pleasure..”

Tags : Book Review
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

73. “sometimes life is very mean: a person can spend days, weeks, months and years w/out feeling anything new. Then, when a door opens - a positive avalanche pours in. One moment, you have nothing, the next, you have more than you can cope with..”

Tags : Book Review
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

74. “No one should ever ask themselves that: why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy.”

Tags : Happiness Life People Philosophy Unhappiness
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

75. “Life moves very fast. It rushes from Heaven to Hell in a matter of seconds.”

Tags : Change Changes Heaven And Hell Life Rush Seconds Truth Wisdom
Author : Paulo Coelho

76. “You don't need to climb a mountain to know that it's high.”

Tags : Climb Mountains Quotes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

77. “Déjà vu is more than just that fleeting moment of surprise, instantly forgotten because we never bother with things that make no sense. It show that time doesn't pass. It's a leap into something we have already experienced and that is being repeated.”

Tags : Experience Quotes Time
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

78. “Love, too, was just a question of time”

Tags : Paulo Coelho Quotes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

79. “The alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus.The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a youth who knelt daily beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called the narcissus.But this was not how the author of the book ended the story.He said that when Narcissus died, the goddesses of the forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.'Why do you weep?' the goddesses asked.'I weep for Narcissus," the lake replied.'Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus,' they said, 'for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand.''But... was Narcissus beautiful?' the lake asked.'Who better than you to know that?' the goddesses asked in wonder. 'After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each day to contemplate himself!'The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said:'I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.''What a lovely story,' the alchemist thought.”

Tags : Beauty Male Beauty Narcissus Perspective Vanity
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

80. “We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.”

Tags : Judge Life Pain Renunciation
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

81. “I learned that the search for God is a Dark Night, that Faith is a Dark Night. And that’s hardly a surprise really, because for us each day is a dark night. None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, and yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”

Tags : Faith
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

82. “Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us,...”

Tags : Desire Faith Religion Will
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch Of Portobello

83. “In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.”

Tags : Faith Tolerance
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Warrior of the Light

84. “If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world”

Tags : Self Control
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

85. “It was the pure Language of the World.It required no explanation,just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time.What the boy felt at the 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.he was more certain of it than of anything in the world.He had been told by his parents and grandparents that he must fall in love and really know a person before being committed.But maybe people who felt that way had never learned the universal language,it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you,whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city.And when two such people encounter each other,and their eyes meet,the past and the future become unimportant.There is only that moment,and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only.It is the hand that evokes love,and creates a twin soul for every person in the world.Without such love,one's dreams would have no meaning.Maktub,thought the boy.”

Tags : Alchemist Maktub Santiago
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

86. “The world speaks many languages, the boy thought”

Tags : Alchemist Santiago The World Speaks Many Languages World
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

87. “Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. “I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none. Even in that most important area of her life, love, she had failed to commit herself. After her first romantic disappointment, she had never again given herself entirely. She feared pan, loss, and separation. These things were inevitable on the path to love, and the only way of avoiding them was by deciding not to take that path at all. In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes not to see the bad things in life.”

Tags : Choice Life
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

88. “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”

Tags : Endings Moving Forward
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

89. “She didn't quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.”

Tags : Insane Moon
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

90. “Only children believe they're capable of everything.They're trusting and fearless; they believe in their own power and get exactly what they want. When children grow up, they start to realize that they're not as powerful as they thought and that they need other people in order survive.Then the child begins to love and to hope his love will be requited; and as life goes on, he develops an ever-greater need to be loved in return, even if that means having to give up his power.We all end up where we are now:Grown-ups doing everything we can to be accepted and loved.”

Tags : Grown Ups
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

91. “Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. These meetings are waiting for us, but more often than not, we avoid them happening. If we are desperate, though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.”

Tags : Souls
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

92. “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

Tags : Inspirational Motivation
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

93. “If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”

Tags : Inspirational Motivation
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

94. “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”

Tags : Achievement Focus Goals
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

95. “He knew one of the women well, and had shared his universe with her. They had seen the same mountains, and the same trees, although each of them had seem them differently. She knew his weaknesses, his moments of hatred, of despair. Yet she was there at his side. They shared the same universe.”

Tags : Life Love Relationships
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Valkyries

96. “The srongest love is the love which is not afraid to show the weakness”

Tags : Lover
Author : Paulo Coelho

97. “When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the the mysteries.”

Tags : Lovers Soulmates
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

98. “She didn't need to understand the meaning of life; it was enough to find someone who did, and then fall asleep in his arms and sleep as a child sleeps, knowing that someone stronger than you is protecting you from all evil and all danger”

Tags : Love Protection Support
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

99. “Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.”

Tags : Emotion Life
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

100. “Nothing in this world happens by chance.”

Tags : Life Lessons
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

101. “I'm not a body with a soul, I'm a soul that has a visible part called the body.”

Tags : Life Lessons Soul
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

102. “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.”

Tags : Life Lessons
Author : Paulo Coelho

103. “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.”

Tags : Life Lessons
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Maktub

104. “Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”

Tags : Life Lessons
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

105. “Break the glass, please, and free us from all these damned rules, from needing to find an explanation for everything, from doing only what others approve of.”

Tags : Insight
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

106. “I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure”

Tags : Adventure Insistence Inspirational Quote The Alchemist Treasure
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

107. “As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, "Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That's where I am, and thats where your treasure is.”

Tags : Heart Love Tears Treasure
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

108. “Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?”

Tags : Eleven Minutes Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

109. “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.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

110. “At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”

Tags : Eleven Minutes Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho

111. “The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Zahir
Author : Paulo Coelho

112. “It's risky, falling in love.""I know that," I answered. "I've been in love before. It's like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day, you want more. You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things. You think about the person you love for two minutes, and forget them for three hours."But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love.""What a horrible way to put it," he said.”

Tags : Love Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

113. “No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up”

Tags : Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho

114. “Everyone believes the world's greatest lie..." says the mysterious old man."What is the world's greatest lie?" the little boy asks.The old man replies, "It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Alchemist
Author : Paulo Coelho

115. “Never be ashamed,’ he said. ‘Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.’‘How will I know which is which?’‘By the taste. You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.”

Tags : Brida Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

116. “In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.”

Tags : Eleven Minutes Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

117. “When someone leaves, its because someone else is about to arrive- I'll find love again.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Zahir
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

118. “You are what you believe yourself to be”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Witch Of Portobello
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch Of Portobello

119. “Don't explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you”

Tags : Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho

120. “Whenever someone dies, a part of the universe dies too. Everything a person felt, experience and saw dies with them, like tears in the rain.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Winner Stands Alone
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Winner Stands Alone

121. “It is not time that changes man nor knowledge the only thing that can change someone's mind is love.”

Tags : Eleven Minutes Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

122. “Love is not to be found in someone else but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person.”

Tags : Eleven Minutes Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

123. “With love, there are no rules. The heart decides and what it decides is all that really matters.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho

124. “Choosing a path means having to miss out on others”

Tags : Brida Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

125. “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Alchemist
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

126. “God hides the fires of hell within paradise.”

Tags : By The River Piedra God Hell Irony Paradise Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

127. “There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.”

Tags : Love Paulo Coelho Romance The Alchemist
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

128. “And they will return one day knowing the miracle of the heavens and of all the world. God knew what he was doing when he drew their attention to the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. If he hadn’t wanted them to eat it, he would never have mentioned it.”

Tags : Brida Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

129. “Fashion may renew itself every six months but one thing remains the same: bouncers always wear black.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Winner Stands Alone
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Winner Stands Alone

130. “You are not trying to find the answer to a question, you are simply trying to confirm something you desperately want to believe; That everyone is evil. ” Chantal”

Tags : Paulo Coelho The Devil And Miss Prym
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

131. “Mencintai adalah melebur dengan orang yang kita cintai dan menemukan percikan Tuhan di dalam dirinya.”

Tags : Paulo Coelho
Author : Paulo Coelho

132. “They went to university because someone, at a time when universities seemed important, said that in order to rise in the world, you had to have a degree. And thus the world was deprived of some excellent gardeners, bakers, antique dealers, sculptors, and writers.”

Tags : 28 Athena
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch Of Portobello

133. “There's nothing deeper than love. In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life,the princesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.”

Tags : Bitterness Cynical Humour Love Ugly Truths
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

134. “There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”

Tags : Encouragement Wisdom
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Fifth Mountain

135. “but something always went wrong, and the relationship would end precisely at the moment when she was sure that this was the person with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life. After a long time, she came to the conclusion that men brought only pain, frustration, suffering and a sense of time dragging.”

Tags : Relationship Suffering
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

136. “My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It's happened before, it will happen again, I'm sure. When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive--I'll find love again.”

Tags : Finding Love Inspirational Moving Forward
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

137. “There was a time when people accepted magical experiences as natural. There were no priests then, and no one went chasing after the secrets of the occult.”

Tags : Magic Religion Spirituality
Author : Paulo Coelho

138. “I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things.”

Tags : Spirituality
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Like the Flowing River

139. “Try to find pleasure in the speed that you're not used to. Changing the way you do routine things allows a new person to grow inside of you. But when all is said and done, you're the one who must decide how you handle it.”

Tags : Fiction Inspirational Spirituality
Author : Paulo Coelho

140. “How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”

Tags : Fear Life Opportunity
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

141. “When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

Tags : Expectations Life People Philosophy
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

142. “Never miss an opportunity to show your love, especially to those close to you, because we are always at our most cautious with them for fear of being hurt.”

Tags : Fear Inspirational Love
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscript Found in Accra

143. “If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.”

Tags : Fear Intimidation
Author : Paulo Coelho

144. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”

Tags : Bravery Courage Fear Interview Strength
Author : Paulo Coelho

145. “After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.”

Tags : Anxiety Happiness Love Torment
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch Of Portobello

146. “We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

Tags : Eternity Travelers
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

147. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Tags : Inspirational
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

148. “It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Tags : Inspirational
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

149. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

Tags : Love
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

150. “Y llegará el día en el que los momentos difíciles serán sólo historias que contarán, orgullosos, a aquellos que quieran escuchar. Y todos los oirán con respeto y aprenderán tres cosas importantes: A tener paciencia para esperar el momento justo de actuar. Sabiduría para no dejar escapar la siguiente oportunidad. Y orgullo de sus cicatrices.”

Tags : Inspirational
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscrito encontrado em Accra

151. “Para la mayoría de las personas, la generosidad consiste en sólo dar. Pero recibir es también un acto de amor. Permitir que el otro nos haga feliz también lo hará feliz a él.”

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Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscrito encontrado em Accra

152. “Al atravesar un periodo difícil, recuerda: aunque hayas perdido grandes batallas, sobreviviste y estás ahí.”

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Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscrito encontrado em Accra

153. “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”

Tags : Anxiety
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Manuscrito encontrado em Accra

154. “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

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Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

155. “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”

Tags : Disappointment Life Mistakes
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

156. “Anyone who lives in her own world is crazy. Like schizophrenics, psychopaths, maniacs. I mean people who are different from others.'Like you?'On the other hand,' Zedka continued, pretending not to have heard the remark, 'you have Einstein, saying that there was no time or space, just a combination of the two. Or Columbus, insisting that on the other side of the world lay not an abyss but a continent. Or Edmund Hillary, convinced that a man could reach the top of Everest. Or the Beatles, who created an entirely different sort of music and dressed like people from another time. Those people--and thousands of others--all lived in their own world.”

Tags : Crazy Different
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decide Morir - Tapa Azul

157. “At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things that could have happened but didn't. The magic momentsgo unrecognized, and then suddenly, the hand of destiny changes everything.”

Tags : Change Destiny Lives Moment
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

158. “… "That at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what´s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That´s the world´s greatest lie." - The Alchemist, Paulo Cohelo -”

Tags : Destiny Fate Life Life Lessons Lives The Alchemist
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

159. “Some people appear to be happy, but they simply don't give the matter much thought. Others make plans: I'm going to have a husband, a home, two children, a house in the country. As long as they're busy doing that, they're like bulls looking for the bullfighter: they react instinctively, they blunder on, with no idea where the target is. They get their car, sometimes they even get a Ferrari, and they think that's the meaning of life, and they never question it. Yet their eyes betray the sadness that even they don't know they carry in their soul. Are you happy?”

Tags : Happiness Life Material Sadness
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

160. “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.”

Tags : Love Of Learning Mentoring Teacher
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Witch of Portobello

161. “When we set out on the path, we always have a fairly clear idea of what we hope to find. Women are generally seeking their Soul Mate, and men looking for Power. Neither party is really interested in learning. They simply want to reach the thing they have set as their goal.”

Tags : Expectation Ignorance Life
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

162. “We love men because they can never fake orgasms, even if they wanted to.Because they write poems, songs, and books in our honor.Because they never understand us, but they never give up.Because they can see beauty in women when women have long ceased to see any beauty in themselves.Because they come from little boys.Because they can churn out long, intricate, Machiavellian, or incredibly complex mathematics and physics equations, but they can be comparably clueless when it comes to women.Because they are incredible lovers and never rest until we’re happy.Because they elevate sports to religion.Because they’re never afraid of the dark.Because they don’t care how they look or if they age.Because they persevere in making and repairing things beyond their abilities, with the naïve self-assurance of the teenage boy who knew everything.Because they never wear or dream of wearing high heels.Because they’re always ready for sex.Because they’re like pomegranates: lots of inedible parts, but the juicy seeds are incredibly tasty and succulent and usually exceed your expectations.Because they’re afraid to go bald.Because you always know what they think and they always mean what they say.Because they love machines, tools, and implements with the same ferocity women love jewelry.Because they go to great lengths to hide, unsuccessfully, that they are frail and human.Because they either speak too much or not at all to that end.Because they always finish the food on their plate.Because they are brave in front of insects and mice.Because a well-spoken four-year old girl can reduce them to silence, and a beautiful 25-year old can reduce them to slobbering idiots.Because they want to be either omnivorous or ascetic, warriors or lovers, artists or generals, but nothing in-between.Because for them there’s no such thing as too much adrenaline.Because when all is said and done, they can’t live without us, no matter how hard they try.Because they’re truly as simple as they claim to be.Because they love extremes and when they go to extremes, we’re there to catch them.Because they are tender they when they cry, and how seldom they do it.Because what they lack in talk, they tend to make up for in action.Because they make excellent companions when driving through rough neighborhoods or walking past dark alleys.Because they really love their moms, and they remind us of our dads.Because they never care what their horoscope, their mother-in-law, nor the neighbors say.Because they don’t lie about their age, their weight, or their clothing size.Because they have an uncanny ability to look deeply into our eyes and connect with our heart, even when we don’t want them to.Because when we say “I love you” they ask for an explanation.”

Tags : Love Men Reasons For Loving
Author : Paulo Coelho

163. “If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.”

Tags : Freedom Insanity Intellectual Self Help
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

164. “In the beginning there was only a small amount of injustice abroad in the world, but everyone who came afterwards added their portion, always thinking it was very small and unimportant, and look where we have ended up today.”

Tags : Evil Injustice
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Devil and Miss Prym

165. “The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways–and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.”

Tags : Affection Behavior Change Conversation Day Fear Love Plans Tension Truth Waiting
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

166. “Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments — but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.”

Tags : Change Disappointment Joy Suffering
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

167. “it's best to accept life as it really is and not as I imagined it to be”

Tags : Acceptance Life
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

168. “We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”

Tags : Life
Author : Paulo Coelho

169. “Marie, let’s suppose that two firemen go into a forest to put out a small fire. Afterwards, when they emerge and go over to a stream, the face of one is all smeared with black, while the other man’s face is completely clean. My question is this: which of the two will wash his face? That’s a silly question. The one with the dirty face of course.’ No, the one with the dirty face will look at the other man and assume that he looks like him. And, vice versa, the man with the clean face will see his colleague covered in grime and say to himself: I must be dirty too. I’d better have a wash.’ What are you trying to say?’ I’m saying that, during the time I spent in the hospital, I came to realize that I was always looking for myself in the women I loved. I looked at their lovely, clean faces and saw myself reflected in them. They, on the other hand, looked at me and saw the dirt on my face and, however intelligent or self-confident they were, they ended up seeing themselves reflected in me thinking that they were worse than they were. Please, don’t let that happen to you.”

Tags : Love Obsession Relations
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

170. “We are always trying to convert people to a belief in our own explanation of the universe. We think that the more people there are who believe as we do, the more certain it will be that what we believe is the truth. But it doesn't work that way at all.”

Tags : Belief Common Sense Truth Universe Way Of Life
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

171. “I could have.What does this phrase mean? At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things that could have heppened but, didn't. The magic moments go unrecognized, and then suddenly, the hand of destiny changes everything.”

Tags : Love Moments Regrets
Author : Paulo Coelho

172. “That's all anyone has, and it's always brief, although, of course, some people believe they have a past where they can accumulate things and a future where they will accumulate still more. By the way, speaking of the present moment, do you masturbate a lot?”

Tags : Masturbation Now Present
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

173. “In magic - and in life - there is only the present moment, the now. You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. 'Time' doesn't pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we're always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn't act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we're going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don't want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.”

Tags : Future Life Living In The Moment Past Present Time
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

174. “It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory”

Tags : Inspirational Remembrance
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Aleph

175. “A disciple...can never imitate his guide's steps. You have your own way of living your life, of dealing with problems, and of winning. Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”

Tags : Possibility
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

176. “At some point, we have each said through our tears, “I’m suffering for a love that’s not worth it.” We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules. But ultimately there is no good reason for our suffering, for in every love lies the seed of our growth.”

Tags : Love Suffer
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

177. “God, I am trying to recover my faith. Please don't abandon me in the middle ofthis adventure, I prayed, pushing my fears aside.”

Tags : Adventure Faith Fears God Prayer Recover
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

178. “...and that, in the end, the most interesting people always leave.”

Tags : Leaving People
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes

179. “she, with her affection and her gaiety, had been largely responsible for him having rediscovered the meaning of life, her love had driven him to the far corners of the Earth, because he needed to be rich enough to buy some land and live in peace with her for the rest of their days. It was his utter confidence in this fragile creature, that had made him fight with honor, because he knew that after a battle he could forget all the horrors of war in her arms, and that, despite all the women he had known, only there in her arms could he close his eyes and sleep like a child.”

Tags : Love Safety Understanding
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

180. “Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem”

Tags : Complaining Dying Living
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Veronika Decides to Die

181. “Men think more about returning home than about leaving.”

Tags : Adventure Travel Journey In Life Think Big
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

182. “But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life. By taking risks’ she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.”

Tags : Love Sacrifice Soulmate
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

183. “I believe in signs....what we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect & attention to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take. When we are on the right path, we follow the signs, and if we occasionally stumble, the Divine comes to our aid, preventing us from making mistakes.”

Tags : Destiny Divine Fate Sign
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Zahir

184. “To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Tags : Destiny Inspiration Life Motivation
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

185. “To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation.”

Tags : Destiny Dreams
Author : Paulo Coelho

186. “Death is our constant companion, and it is death that gives each person's life its true meaning.”

Tags : Companion Death Life Meaning
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

187. “A person who goes in search of God is wasting his time. He can walk a thousand roads and join many religions and sects–but he'll never find God that way. God is here, right now, at our side. We can see Him in this mist, in the ground we're walking on, even in my shoes. His angels keep watch while we sleep and help us in our work. In order to find God, you have only to look around. But meeting Him is not easy. The more God asks us to participate in Hismysteries, the more disoriented we become, because He asks us constantly tofollow our dreams and our hearts. And that's difficult to do when we're used to living in a different way. Finally we discover, to our surprise, that God wants us to be happy, because He is the father.”

Tags : Angels Dreams Father God Happy Hearts Mysteries Person Search
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

188. “Rarely do we realize that we are in the midst of the extraordinary. Miracles occur all around us, signs from God show us the way, angels plead to be heard, but we pay little attention to them because we have been taught that we must follow certain formulas and rules if we want to find God. We do not realize that God is wherever we allow Him/Her to enter.”

Tags : Angels Faith God Hope Miracles
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

189. “Fortunate are those who take the first step. Someday people will realize that men and women are capable of speaking the language of the angels - that all of us are possessed of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that we can perform miracles, cure, prophesy, and understand.”

Tags : Angels Faithfulness Gifts From Heaven Holy Spirit Miracles
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

190. “But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through whichonly a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current. For when those walls come down, then 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.”

Tags : Control Dam Love Trickle Truth Walls
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

191. “I’ve been through all this before,’ he says to his heart.“ ‘Yes, you have been through all this before,’ replies his heart. ‘But you have never been beyond it.”

Tags : Heart
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Warrior of the Light

192. “There is always a gap between intention and action..”

Tags : Intent
Author : Paulo Coelho

193. “A divided kingdom cannot defend itself from its adversaries. A divided person cannot face life in a dignified way.”

Tags : Adversaries Divided Life Truth
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

194. “Só conseguimos ser generosos connosco nas poucas vezes que precisamos de ser severos.”

Tags : Discipline Inspirational Portuguese Português Self Improvement
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

195. “A única maneira de salvarmos os nossos sonhos, é sermos generosos connosco.”

Tags : Dreams Inspirational Portuguese Português Self Improvement Sonhos
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

196. “people who believed the world to be an undignified,inglorious place, and who spent their evenings and nightstalking on and on about the mistakes others had made. They werepeople whom solitude had made into the judges of the world,whose verdicts were scattered to the four winds for whoever caredto listen”

Tags : Gossip Life Things Rumours
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Brida

197. “They trust me, and they've forgotten how to rely on their own instincts, because I lead them to nourishment.”

Tags : Encouragment
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

198. “life is really generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend”

Tags : Wisdom Inspirational
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Alchemist

199. “La sabiduría tiene valor solamente si puede ayudar al hombre a vencer algún obstáculo. Un martillo no tendría sentido en el mundo si no existieran clavos para martillear. Y aun existiendo clavos, el martillo continuaría sin función si se limitase a pensar: "Puedo clavar esos clavos con dos golpes". El martillo tiene que actuar.”

Tags : Sabiduría Valor
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : The Pilgrimage

200. “The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”

Tags : Fragility Love Vulnerability
Author : Paulo Coelho
Source : Eleven Minutes