Paulo Coelho Quotes

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Never explain. Your friends won’t need it. And haters will continue to hate (because they also hate themselves). Paulo Coelho quotes

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say. Paulo Coelho

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. Paulo Coelho

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own. Paulo Coelho

The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes. Paulo Coelho

What’s the world’s greatest lie?… 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. Paulo Coelho

Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world. Paulo Coelho

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. Paulo Coelho

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Never stop dreaming. Paulo Coelho

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple. Paulo Coelho

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering. Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself. Paulo Coelho

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. Paulo Coelho

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Paulo Coelho

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. Quotes Paulo Coelho

When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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? Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle. Paulo Coelho

The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality – it connects you to reality. Paulo Coelho

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

All you have to do is pay attention: lessons always arrive when you are ready. Paulo Coelho

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people’s opinions. Paulo Coelho

I’m not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk. Paulo Coelho

You’re always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort. Paulo Coelho

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. Paulo Coelho

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

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. Paulo Coelho, Brida

If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it. Paulo Coelho

When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy. Paulo Coelho

If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back.

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once. Paulo Coelho

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now. Paulo Coelho

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Tears are words that need to be written.

If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule – Never lie to yourself. Paulo Coelho

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think. Paulo Coelho

The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

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. Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

You are what you believe yourself to be. Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello

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. Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, Brida

Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart. Paulo Coelho

Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided. Paulo Coelho

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

This is what we call love. 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. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. Paulo Coelho

Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it – which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

I don’t know. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves. Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire. Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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

Fortunate are those who take the first steps. Paulo Coelho

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time. Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

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. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho

But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness. The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us. Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: it is lethal. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

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Live truly and forgive quickly. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly. Paulo Coelho

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Certain things in life simply have to be experienced and never explained. Love is such a thing. Paulo Coelho, Maktub

I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Stay mad, but behave like normal people. Run the risk of being different, but learn to do so without attracting attention. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life. Paulo Coelho

A life without cause is a life without effect. Paulo Coelho

Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge. Paulo Coelho

Your eyes show the strength of your soul. Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist

Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it. Paulo Coelho, Brida

Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you. Paulo Coelho

The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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. Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello

Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives. Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day. Paulo Coelho

Close some doors today, not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don’t be afraid to be the best. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello

Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs – but move on. Paulo Coelho

You must always know what it is that you want. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

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. Paulo Coelho

It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you’ll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you. Paulo Coelho

I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I’m a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other. Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you. Paulo Coelho

The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Paulo Coelho

What’s the world’s greatest lie?… 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. Paulo Coelho

People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction. Paulo Coelho

Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked. Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me. Paulo Coelho

There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey. Paulo Coelho

In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Paulo Coelho

Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention to. Paulo Coelho

What hurts us is what heals us. Paulo Coelho

Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different. Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

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

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