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779 Inspiring Quotes by Paulo Coelho

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Wikipedia Summary for Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza (, Portuguese: [ˈpawlu kuˈeʎu]; born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist. In 2014, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.

fawn pug standing on textile

Be a good person, but don't waste your time trying to prove it.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photo of aurora borealis

Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.

--Paulo Coelho

red rose flower

Be ready to pay the price of your dreams. Free cheese can only be found in a mousetrap.

--Paulo Coelho

round black vinyl disc on vinyl player

Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.

--Paulo Coelho

pink rose in bloom close up photo

A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset with rainbow

All battles have some use, including those in which we were defeated.

--Paulo Coelho

backdrop

I think that if we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we're alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange.

--Paulo Coelho

green sports court illustration

It's funny how people think you hate them when you literally do not think of them at all.

--Paulo Coelho

person sinking on body of water

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.

--Paulo Coelho

purple and black skies

Love is an act of faith in another person, not an act of surrender.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow pen

Defeat exists but not suffering. A true warrior knows that when he loses a battle, he is improving the skill with which he wields a sword. He will be able to fight more skillfully next time.

--Paulo Coelho

orange leaves tree

We are responsible for everything that happens in this world. We are warriors of light, and with the strength of our love and of our will we can change our destiny and that of many other people.

--Paulo Coelho

snowy mountain

I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parents locked me in a mental institution -- they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing.

--Paulo Coelho

person on road at sunset

We must at all costs avoid saying no because people prefer those who say yes, and this allows us to survive in hostile territory.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and gray brick wall

You have a personal legend to fulfil, period. It is of no matter if others support you, or criticise you, ignore or tolerate you. You are doing that because that is your destiny on this earth, and the source of any joy.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way

Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time.

--Paulo Coelho

snow covered brown mountain

Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow.

--Paulo Coelho

black textile on white background

There are days that life is about dreams, goals, brightness. And there are days that life is just about putting foot in front of the other and continue walking -- there is nothing wrong about this.

--Paulo Coelho

coconut tree near body of water

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.

--Paulo Coelho

pink tulip flower

Alchemist is like getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise when other are asleep.

--Paulo Coelho

red rose in close up photography

Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we're living right now.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

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

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower under blue sky during daytime

People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being. Maybe that's why they give up on it so early, too.

--Paulo Coelho

four handheld gardening tools on rack

Postpone joy, it will diminish. Postpone a problem, it will grow.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photo of pug on floor

Come on, let's go. Crazy people do crazy things.

--Paulo Coelho

white and blue building under clear sky

You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?

--Paulo Coelho

low angle view of blue clouds

Because a warrior of light knows that he has duties and responsibilities.

--Paulo Coelho

white stars in the sky during night time

Spending years studying at university only to find out at the end of it all that you're unemployable.

--Paulo Coelho

tan wallpaper

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.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding sunflower

Emotions are wild horses.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Emotions are wild horses. It is not explanations that carry us forward, but our will to go on.


black and yellow wall sconce

All this was new to me. Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move towards the unknown -- even when we don't want to and we think we don't need to.

--Paulo Coelho

clear hour glass with brown frame

A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.

--Paulo Coelho

photo of gray elephant on grass

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.."

--Paulo Coelho

mountains with trees under white star at night

Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

--Paulo Coelho

blue and white abstract painting

Choosing one path means abandoning others -- if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none.

--Paulo Coelho

group of camels walking on desert lake at daytime

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

time lapse photography of fire

Attacking or fleeing are part of the struggle; being paralysed by fear is not.

--Paulo Coelho

red rope on three branch

The best answer for anger is silence.

--Paulo Coelho

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

--Paulo Coelho

person sleeping on gray gang chair

Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.

--Paulo Coelho


man raising arms between greenfield

The power of beauty: what must the world be like for ugly women?

--Paulo Coelho

white and blue building under clear sky

There is nothing worse than the feeling that no one cares whether we exist or not, that no one is interested in what we have to say about life, and that the world can continue turning without our awkward presence.

--Paulo Coelho


woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

The gods throw the dice and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not.

--Paulo Coelho

bonfire in forest

In true love you want your partner to be happy.

In false love you want your partner.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

The grandeur of God reveals itself through simple things.

--Paulo Coelho

white pendant lamp

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

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky

A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. He treats each situation as if it were unique.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under white clouds

She was doing it because she had nothing to lose, because her life was one of constant, day to day frustration.

--Paulo Coelho

low angle photo of starry night

It is Easy to be a Hater. Go for the difficult Task: be a Lover!

--Paulo Coelho

analog clock at 5:55

I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of hand with red paint

We women, when we're searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, always identify with one of four classic archetypes.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding brown leaf

Timidity puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them.

--Paulo Coelho

full moon in the sky

Somewhere you are holding the person I love," the boy said. "So, when I look out over your sands, I am also looking at her. I want to return to her, and I need your help so that I can turn myself into the wind.

--Paulo Coelho


black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

You were my hope during my days of loneliness, my anxiety during moments of doubt, my certainty during moments of faith.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of people riding bicycle

Walking helps me a lot to feel alive, and I do this every single day, my wife and I. We have long conversations about nature, and we also walk silently, just contemplating.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in close up photography

What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel important. Don't get caught in this trap.

--Paulo Coelho

desert grassland

Simple things are the most valuable and only wise people appreciate them.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of white flowers

The cup of suffering is not the same size for everyone.

--Paulo Coelho

saguaro

God judges a tree by its fruits and not by its roots.

--Paulo Coelho

white and black soccer ball on grass field

Perhaps love makes us grow old before our time and makes us young again when youth has passed.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of praying man

There are three things that a child can teach an adult: To be happy for no reason; to be always busy doing something; And to know how to demand -- with all one's might -- what one wants.

--Paulo Coelho

man raising arms between greenfield

The search for happiness is more important than the need for pain.

--Paulo Coelho


black fawn pug playing with plush toy

It isn't expectations that carry us forward, it's our desire to go on.

--Paulo Coelho

bare tress and mountain

If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it.

--Paulo Coelho

blue wallpaper

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

--Paulo Coelho

seashore during golden hour

Everyone has his or her own way of learning things. His way isn't the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we're both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

During any dance to which we surrender with joy, the brain loses it's controlling power, and the heart takes up the reins of the body.

--Paulo Coelho

group of camels walking on desert lake at daytime

No, I'm not mistaken. 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 to the end. You are worth it.

--Paulo Coelho

red strawberry fruit on red surface

We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.

--Paulo Coelho

green leaf

I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price -- which has been the case most of the time.

--Paulo Coelho

aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime

His way isn't the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we're both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photo of woman holding sunflower surrounded by sunflowers

Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of road at savannah

To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding dried beans

The light of love drives away the darkness of guilt.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

Time is not a measure, but a quality.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of waves and clouds

I can't consciously explain how people feel after reading my books. All is too personal.

--Paulo Coelho

red flowers with water droplets

One never knows what life may have in store for us, and it's always good to know where the emergency exit is.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of woman standing outdoors

Most human beings still cannot trust love.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and white humming bird

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.

--Paulo Coelho

None

So we contemplate each other, and we want each other, and I give it life and warmth, and it gives me my reason for living.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow flower

When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.

--Paulo Coelho

lone tree in grassland

Every moment in life is an act of faith.

--Paulo Coelho

red tulip flowers under calm blue sky

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

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of flying bird

A man's dignity isn't measured by the people he has around him when he's at the peak of his success, but by his ability not to forget those who helped him when his need was greatest.

--Paulo Coelho

rock formation under starry skies

We must have a university degree even if we never get a job in the area of knowledge we were forced to study.

--Paulo Coelho

grey cliff near body of water

No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up and show up.

--Paulo Coelho

forest trees photograph

Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness, but should behave as a normal person.

--Paulo Coelho

close-up photo of pink flower

I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

I'm an adventurer, looking for treasurer," he said to himself.


clear blue sea under blue sky

A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better.

--Paulo Coelho

woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime

Stop being who you were and become who you are.

--Paulo Coelho

blue and black abstract painting

Life is like cooking: before choosing what you love, try everything.

--Paulo Coelho

pink and white light illustration

The warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment, and -- sometimes -- with just a touch of madness.

--Paulo Coelho

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of bee on flower

The warrior of light listens to what his opponent has to say. He only fights if absolutely necessary.

--Paulo Coelho

Hey! I miss you

You must be humble, but never "modest."

--Paulo Coelho

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

Hurry up: your dreams are waiting for you, but they will not wait forever.

--Paulo Coelho

cluster of stars in the sky

I hate knowing about illness. Whenever I read a medical book, I immediately start to get all the symptoms.

--Paulo Coelho

couple sitting near trees during golden hour

I realised that you don't have to jump through a series of complicated hoops to achieve a goal.

--Paulo Coelho

purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography

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

--Paulo Coelho

white desk lamp beside green plant

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

palm tree under orange sky

You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.

--Paulo Coelho

icy mountain scenery

A man has to choose. This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions. If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset hgihway

Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them.

--Paulo Coelho


galaxy wallpaper

Once you get into the desert, there's no going back. And, when you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of mountain

No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.

--Paulo Coelho

man in black and white striped shirt sitting on brown rock during daytime

May we understand that fear of failure is worse than failure itself.

--Paulo Coelho

pavement surrounded with dried leaves

Men dream more about coming home than about leaving.

--Paulo Coelho

blue

Making fun of anyone who seeks happiness rather than money and accusing them of "lacking ambition.

--Paulo Coelho

black and white butterfly on green leaf

The completion is always more difficult that the beginning.

--Paulo Coelho

man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water

Yesterday's pain is the Warrior of the Light's strength.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime

Philosophy can't build bridges, but can encourage people to cross them.

--Paulo Coelho

aerial's photo of metropolitan during night time\

Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better.

--Paulo Coelho

boy and cat in front of moon

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

--Paulo Coelho

flying blue and green hummingbird

All life battles teach us something, even those we lose.

--Paulo Coelho

pink and yellow flower painting

Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photo of woman wearing collared shirt

I think that we are starting to get much more conscious about, you know, the importance of the spiritual path, and we are fulfilling it by paying attention to ourselves.

--Paulo Coelho

purple, white, and pink floral painting

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of off-road car

Life is absolutely insane. Yes, life is insane but the great wisdom lies in choosing your insanity wisely.

--Paulo Coelho

closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

Do not try to explain feelings. Live everything intensely and treasure what you feel as a gift from God.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding flowers

Truth: something hard to say and hard to hide.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow and white abstract painting

When he thought to complain about the burden of it's weight, he remembered that, because he had the jacket, he had withstood the cold of the dawn.

--Paulo Coelho

purple and white clouds during night time

It's better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under blue sky at daytime

You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

Impossible is just an opinion.

--Paulo Coelho

man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge

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

--Paulo Coelho

green and white painted wall

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

--Paulo Coelho

eyeglasses in bokeh photography

Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.

--Paulo Coelho

elephants on green grass field during daytime

A Warrior of the Light has no regrets, because regrets can kill.

--Paulo Coelho

laughing woman photo

Finding one important thing in your life doesn't mean you have to give up all the other important things.

--Paulo Coelho

calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime

Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things thoughts, ideas, opinions.

--Paulo Coelho

green-leafed plant

Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.

--Paulo Coelho

top view of green succulent plants

Every Blessing Ignored Becomes A Curse.

--Paulo Coelho

multicolored heart LED light on wall

An artist who desires very little and achieves it has failed in life.

--Paulo Coelho

calm ocean

We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.

--Paulo Coelho

adult black and tan dachshund

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you're capable of far more than you imagined.


black fawn pug playing with plush toy

Life is too short to be wasted in finding answers. Enjoy the questions.

--Paulo Coelho

photography of white wall lot

He who loves has conquered the world and has no fear of losing anything. True love is an act of total surrender.

--Paulo Coelho

2 people riding on boat during sunset

I saw that she didn't want to answer that question and so I asked again: when mouths close it's because there's something important to be said.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under white sky during daytime

Elegance is not an outer quality, but a part of the soul that is visible to others.

--Paulo Coelho

white analog wall clock at 11 00

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

--Paulo Coelho

mountains under starry sky during nighttime

The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.

--Paulo Coelho

white wooden door

The only reason I don't throw myself into your arms, kiss you and make love with you now is that I lack the courage and am afraid of loving you.

--Paulo Coelho

blue sky with white clouds

The world we live in will be either better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse.

--Paulo Coelho

white rose enclosed photograph

Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world.

--Paulo Coelho

white satellite dish under starry night

Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.

--Paulo Coelho

Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún

He learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke-the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love.

--Paulo Coelho

brown grass field during daytime

Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.

--Paulo Coelho


silhouette photo of aurora borealis

Defeat is for those who, despite their fears, live with enthusiasm and faith.

--Paulo Coelho

aerial view of green trees

The world is divided into those who understand me and those who don't. In the case of the latter, I simply leave them to torment themselves trying to gain my sympathy.

--Paulo Coelho

white desk lamp beside green plant

When I had nothing more to lose, I was given everything. When I ceased to be who I am, I found myself. When I experienced humiliation and yet kept on walking, I understood that I was free to choose my destiny.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under blue sky at daytime

There is no such thing as a strange world, only a new world.

--Paulo Coelho

low-angle photo of white daisy

Sometimes, certain of God's blessings arrive by shattering all the windows. (Brida).

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky

A warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy, too.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of trees during nighttime

They were strange books. They spoke about mercury, salt, dragons, and kings, and he didn't understand any of it.

--Paulo Coelho

leafless tree under gray sky

For the warrior of light there are no ends, only means. Life carries him from unknown to unknown. Each moment is filled with this thrilling mystery: the warrior does not know where he came from or where he is going.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of off-road car

Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.

--Paulo Coelho

Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún

When we want something, we have to have a clear purpose in mind for the thing that we want. The only reason for seeking a reward is to know what to do with that reward.

--Paulo Coelho

backdrop

I think that when we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we're alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photography of person on beach

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.

--Paulo Coelho

cactus flowers

If you really want to dream, be fully awake.

--Paulo Coelho

lights pattern swirls

Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time

Don't forget:beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.

--Paulo Coelho

blue sky

The day is made up of 24 hours and an infinite number of moments. We need to be aware of those moments and make the most of them regardless of whether we're busy doing something or contemplating life.

--Paulo Coelho

white and blue sky during daytime

And if I'm alone in bed, I will go to the window, look up at the sky, and feel certain that loneliness is a lie, because the Universe is there to keep me company.

--Paulo Coelho

orange flowers

Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere.

--Paulo Coelho


orange and white floor tiles

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.

--Paulo Coelho

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

But the greatest wisdom is blinded by the glare of vanity.

--Paulo Coelho

saguaro

I never say I am a guru.

--Paulo Coelho

gray building

We forget that the world is what we imagine it to be. We stop being the sun and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.

--Paulo Coelho

pink umbrella

Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide.

--Paulo Coelho

low angle view of blue clouds

Elegance is accepted and admired because it makes no effort to be elegant.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow flowers

I have been practicing archery for a long time; a bow and arrow helps me to unwind.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset dirt road

Relax: haters are secret admirers wanting to be you.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photography of wavy ocean

Focus on the single purpose of being here and now. Life is a succession of moments. Be faithful to this moment -- if it is painful, it will pass. If it is joyful, it will also pass.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and white dog in close-up photography

Break a pact. Accept forgiveness. Make a bet.

--Paulo Coelho

three person looking stars and milky way

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

--Paulo Coelho

purple textile with white line

We must do jobs we detest because we are part of an organized society, and if everyone did what they wanted to do, the world would come to a standstill.

--Paulo Coelho

white swan on blue sea during daytime

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.

--Paulo Coelho

snow covered brown mountain

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

--Paulo Coelho

Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún

She would consider each day a miracle -- which indeed it is, when you consider the number of unexpected things that could happen in each second of our fragile existences.

--Paulo Coelho

blue sky with white clouds

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

--Paulo Coelho

mountains with trees under white star at night

An enthusiastic heart finds opportunities everywhere.

--Paulo Coelho

man in black and white striped shirt sitting on brown rock during daytime

What counts in a good story is the person inside. Keep it simple.

--Paulo Coelho

woman standing between sunflower field during daytime

There's no need for iron to be the same as copper, or copper the same as gold. Each performs it's own exact function as a unique being.

--Paulo Coelho

person in black jacket standing on beach during daytime

What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

--Paulo Coelho

green palm plant

People are all crazy... but the craziest are the ones who never allow themselves to be crazy.

--Paulo Coelho



A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.

--Paulo Coelho

woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train

Fight for your dreams, even if that means fighting alone.

--Paulo Coelho

low angle photography of purple sky

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.

--Paulo Coelho


blue sky and white clouds

It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.

--Paulo Coelho

group of elephant on brown field under white clouds during daytime

A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: "Aren't you tired of waiting?" "Yes," answers the rose, "but if I close my petals, I will wither and die."

--Paulo Coelho

white tulips in white background

Personal growth has its price, and she was paying it without complaint.

--Paulo Coelho

women's black and pink monokini

I don't see any reason why I should look for someone who never took the trouble to love me.

--Paulo Coelho

man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime

We all know fear. But passion makes us fearless.

--Paulo Coelho

empty gray carpet

There are two kinds of idiots -- those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat.

--Paulo Coelho

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

Trust your reader, don't try to describe things. Give a hint and they will fulfill this hint with their own imagination.

--Paulo Coelho

person in black and white mask

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

purple

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.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow Labrador puppy running on field

We must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.

--Paulo Coelho

stars across the sky view at the desert

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

green sports court illustration

A Warrior of Light never resorts to trickery, but he knows how to distract his opponent.

--Paulo Coelho

white

Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form part of a world I don't know, but it's a world where there's no time, so space, no frontiers.

--Paulo Coelho

red textile in close up photography

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

--Paulo Coelho

man in cowboy hat

I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of bee on flower

Just because it's not what you were expecting, doesn't mean it's not everything you need right now.

--Paulo Coelho

round black clock on linen

We make a lot of detours, but we're always heading for the same destination.

--Paulo Coelho

white flowers in brown stem

It is not difficult to rebuild a life. All we need is to be aware that we have the same strength we had before, and to use it in our favor.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in close up photography

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

flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

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

--Paulo Coelho

pink umbrella

Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.

--Paulo Coelho

tree under blue sky

But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.

--Paulo Coelho

grassland landscape

Sometimes love blinds us, other times it let's us see.

--Paulo Coelho

four white balloons on white wall

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.

--Paulo Coelho


silhouette photo of aurora borealis

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.".


flying blue and green hummingbird

Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.

--Paulo Coelho

blue rose

You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you need to breathe, calm down, look around, and improvise. Creativity is the key of life.

--Paulo Coelho

close-up photograph of black dreadnought acoustic guitar

You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself.

--Paulo Coelho

black textile in close up photography

In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself.

--Paulo Coelho

brown textile in close up image

Make whatever decision you wish but never forget one thing: all of you are much better than you believed. Take advantage of the chance that tragedy has given you; not everyone is capable of doing so.

--Paulo Coelho

mountain summit during sunset

It will work if you forget all the reasons it will not.

--Paulo Coelho

white and blue floral textile

Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of stack of books

Seek to live. Remembrance is for the old.

--Paulo Coelho

woman carrying baby while walking

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

--Paulo Coelho

Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

I've never been as happy as I am now, because I followed the signs, I was patient, and I know that this is going to change everything.

--Paulo Coelho

round analog watch with black leather strap on top of white wooden surface

No matter how many detours and adjustments it made, the caravan moved toward the same compass point. Once obstacles were overcome, it returned to its course, sighting on a star that indicated the location of the oasis.

--Paulo Coelho

Arizona landscape

Before a dream is realized the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way.

--Paulo Coelho

body of water under clear blue sky painting

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

--Paulo Coelho

purple lavender flower

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."

--Paulo Coelho

blue and white abstract painting

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

sunset

Life becomes interesting for the possibility to fulfill a dream.

--Paulo Coelho

A view of the night showing stars

In dire times you can lose joy, but you can't lose hope. Hope is your guide.

--Paulo Coelho

man in black tank top standing near tree under starry night

You could cry, get worried or angry like any other normal human being, as long as you remembered that, up above, your spirit was laughing out loud at all those thorny situations.

--Paulo Coelho

blue and white striped textile

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.

--Paulo Coelho

body of water

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.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.


purple, white, and pink floral painting

And that, in the end, the most interesting people always leave.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of flower during sunset

We can harness the energy of the winds, the seas, the sun . But the day man learns to harness the energy of love, that will be as important as the discovery of fire.

--Paulo Coelho

white rose enclosed photograph

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

--Paulo Coelho

snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock

A relationship where you can be weird together is your best choice.

--Paulo Coelho

pink rose

When life makes us face difficult situations-such as a personal loss-we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of man standing on hill during starry night

If you don't care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success.

--Paulo Coelho

brown wooden surface

If theater is ritual, then dance is too... It's as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of red tulip

Never looking anyone in the eye when you're traveling on public transport, in case it's interpreted as a sign that you're trying to get off with them.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow and black striped background

As though everything truly had to be faced without fear, as a mere fact of life -- we don't choose the things that happen to us, but we can choose how we react to them.

--Paulo Coelho

white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

Tell your story: yes, tell your story! Give your example. Tell everyone that it's possible, and other people will then have the courage to face their own mountains.

--Paulo Coelho

green plants beside brown wooden door

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

--Paulo Coelho

two clown fishes underwater

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

--Paulo Coelho

blue

A warrior of light always commits himself. He is enslaved to his dream but he is free in his steps.

--Paulo Coelho

rock mountain during starry night

Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.

--Paulo Coelho

white cow eating green grass

Always remember the proverb: "This too shall pass." Your negative feelings won't last forever, there's a light at the end of every tunnel. It might not happen today or tomorrow, but you'll feel better eventually.

--Paulo Coelho

brown wallpaper

Signs are an extremely personal language that we develop throughout our lives, by trial and error, until we begin to understand that God is guiding us.

--Paulo Coelho

pink and white tulips on white surface

Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.

--Paulo Coelho

person in black top carrying brown wicker basket

Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.

--Paulo Coelho

person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs

Judging yourself to be full of virtue paralyses. Judging yourself to be full of guilt also paralyses.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.

--Paulo Coelho

photo of outer space

I have been told that beauty is the great seducer of men.

--Paulo Coelho

pink flower

Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen.

--Paulo Coelho

blue and white abstract painting

There is one great truth on this planet : whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.

--Paulo Coelho

low angle view of blue clouds

The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.

--Paulo Coelho

white pendant lamp

You have understood what all great painters understand: in order to forget the rules, you must know them and respect them.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour

It is important never to relax, however far you have come.

--Paulo Coelho

bird on pier

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.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

If you accept such love with purity and humility, you will understand that Love is neither giving nor receiving -it is participating.

--Paulo Coelho

blue and white striped textile

You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. But the opposite is also true; without strong self-belief you will not go far.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding green plant during daytime

Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.

--Paulo Coelho


red blue yellow and red paint

Live fully, love deeply, let go with no bitterness.

--Paulo Coelho

closeup photo of sunflower

The great conquest is the result of small, unnoticed victories.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow tulip flowers

If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Find at least one enemy to keep you alert.

--Paulo Coelho

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

The old shepherd was right: The only solution was to forget a part of uncertainty and create a new history for oneself.

--Paulo Coelho

street lamp

If you don't fear, the Unknown will be kind to you.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of red tulip

Then the Warrior of the Light thanks his traveling companions, takes a deep breath and continues on, laden with memories of an unforgettable journey.

--Paulo Coelho

blue and white water waves

Sometimes an unimportant incident is capable of turning everything beautiful into a moment of anxiety. We insist on seeing the mote in the eye and forget about the mountains, the fields and the olive groves.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

Once in a mental hospital, a person grows used to the the freedom that exists in the world of insanity and becomes addicted to it.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Once in a mental hospital, a person grows used to the freedom that exists in the world of madness and becomes addicted to it. You no longer have to take on responsibilities, to struggle to earn your daily bread, to be bothered with repetitive, mundane tasks. You could spend hours looking at a picture or making absurd doodles. Everything is torelated because, after all, the person is mentally ill.


sunset

It is said that all people who are happy have God within them.

--Paulo Coelho

two person standing while watching sky

The fool who loves giving advice on our garden never tends his own plants.

--Paulo Coelho

purple and blue light illustration

All love stories have much in common. I wen through the same thing at one point in my life. But that's not what I remember. What I remember is that love returned in the form of another man, new hopes, and new dreams.

--Paulo Coelho

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.

--Paulo Coelho

rock formation under starry skies

Once someone asked me, "What do you want to be your epitaph?" So I said, "Paulo Coelho died when he was alive.

--Paulo Coelho

multicolored heart LED light on wall

What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?

--Paulo Coelho

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

Love accepts its companion unconditionally and allow each to grow in his or her own way.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope

There is no sin but the lack of love.

--Paulo Coelho

photography of starry sky

A life without a cause is a life without effect.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset over hill

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

--Paulo Coelho

street lamp

Solitude is not absence of love, but its complement.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset with storm clouds

Loving means being open to miracles, to victories and defeats, to everything that happens each day that was given us to walk upon the face of the Earth.

--Paulo Coelho


desert under blue skies

However difficult it may be to accept what happens to us, one must understand that moments such as this give us the possibility for radical change in our behavior.

--Paulo Coelho

red and white no smoking sign

I was very happy in both my marriages. I was unfaithful and so were they, just like any other normal couple.

--Paulo Coelho

white and yellow lily in bloom

Love is only a small thing, enough for one person, and any suggestion that the heart might be larger than this is considered perverse.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of waves and clouds

We all have other halves, and when they're feeling bad, we get a little piece of the pain.

--Paulo Coelho

body of water

Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.

--Paulo Coelho

white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

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

aerial photography of gray and white stone lot

Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows in our eyes.


shallow focus photography of stack of books

Even stopped clocks are right twice a day.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of hand with red paint

Love is an act of faith, not an exchange. Contradictions are what make love grow. Conflicts are what allow love to remain by our side.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of mountain during sunset

As so often in life, things are not always what it seems.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflowers under white clouds and blue sky

The warrior of light only risks his heart for something worthwhile.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

I'm first and foremost a writer. I followed my personal legend, my childhood dream of becoming a writer, but I can't say why I'm one.

--Paulo Coelho

low angle view of blue clouds

There are kinds of world: the one we dream about and the real one.

--Paulo Coelho

Dark purple to red to orange gradient

Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive . and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us.

--Paulo Coelho

close shot of yellow flowers

Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.

--Paulo Coelho

light match stick

What hurts us is what heals us.

--Paulo Coelho

tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers

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

--Paulo Coelho

black and white window illustration

A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.

--Paulo Coelho

fawn pug in close up photography

Use fear as an engine, not as a brake.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photography of mountain surrounded by trees

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.

--Paulo Coelho


sunflower

It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.



mountain dew during sunrise

Everyone knows how to love because we are all born with that gift.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Everyone knows how to love,because we are all born with that gift.Some people have a natural talent for it but the majority of us have to re-learn,to remember how to love,and everyone,without exception,needs o burn on the bonfire of past emotions,to relieve certain joys and griefs,certain ups and downs,until they can see the connecting thread that exists behind each new encounter;because there is a connecting thread.


black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.

--Paulo Coelho

brown wooden surface

All we have to do is understand that we're all here for a reason and to commit ourselves to that. Then we can laugh at our sufferings, large and small and walk fearlessly, aware that each step has meaning.

--Paulo Coelho

fireplace on fire

A warrior takes every opportunity to teach himself.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset hgihway

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.

--Paulo Coelho

backdrop

But we must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules. ... The heart decides, and what it decides is all that really matters.

--Paulo Coelho

blue sky and white clouds

Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life ... because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who ... have never shed a tear.

--Paulo Coelho

person running

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don't want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I'm going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so.


gray cactus plant on white pot

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.

--Paulo Coelho

fire near trees

Never abandon your dreams. Follow the signs.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky

He knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words.

--Paulo Coelho

white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair

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

--Paulo Coelho

white and blue building under clear sky

When I'm dancing, I'm not thinking about anything. I am here. I am totally there. You know? And the feeling is a sensation of being away from myself. My soul dances with the angels, and my body dances with my wife.

--Paulo Coelho

woman standing between sunflower field during daytime

Don't fear solitude: If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. But don't get too attached to it -- it may become an addiction.

--Paulo Coelho

white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

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.

--Paulo Coelho

city lights from hill

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

--Paulo Coelho

tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers

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

--Paulo Coelho

white and black bird

Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of man and woman during sunset

Every man has a feminine side, and every woman a masculine side. It is important to use discipline with intuition, and to use intuition with objectivity.

--Paulo Coelho

person running

All statutes to the contrary are revoked.

--Paulo Coelho

body of water under blue sky during daytime

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

white analog wall clock at 11 00

The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.

--Paulo Coelho

purple flower in macro lens

Lord, bless our week. Help us to take all the necessary risks to become the person we always wanted to be.

--Paulo Coelho

selective photography of green leaf plant

Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life.

--Paulo Coelho

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.

--Paulo Coelho

photo of white and brown bricked wall during daytime

Our body remains alive, yet sooner or later our soul will receive a mortal blow. The perfect crime -- for we don't know who murdered our joy, what their motives were, or where the guilty parties are to be found.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of mountain

The magic moment is the moment when a 'yes' or a 'no' can change our whole existence.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of kneeling man

If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.

--Paulo Coelho

black sailing boat digital wallpaper

Haters are confused admirers who want to be like you.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under blue sky at daytime

The Warrior tries to enjoy the small everyday things of life.

--Paulo Coelho

white clouds and blue sky during daytime

I closed my eyes and let the music flow through me, cleansing my soul of all fear and sin and reminding me that I am always better than I think and stronger than I believe.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in close up photography

When you know the language of love, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

When you know that language, it's easy to believe that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city... without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.


depth photography of purple petaled flowers

Never save the best for later. You don't know what tomorrow holds.

--Paulo Coelho

purple and white petaled flower

No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset woman at beach

When I had all the answers the questions changed.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow textile

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.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in glass vase

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

--Paulo Coelho

boy and cat in front of moon

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

--Paulo Coelho

brown butterfly perched on flower

We become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched.

--Paulo Coelho

man jumping on hill during golden hour

I'm proud of the scars in my soul. They remind me that I have an intense life.

--Paulo Coelho

green tree under blue sky during night time

The enemy is only a pretext to test our strength.

--Paulo Coelho

white and blue sky during daytime

When you dance, do you feel desire? Do you feel as if you were summoning up a greater energy? When you dance, are there moments when you cease to be yourself?

--Paulo Coelho

people near body of water

I'm afraid of love, because it involves things that are beyond our understanding, it sheds such a brilliant light, but the shadow it casts frightens me.

--Paulo Coelho


silhouette photo of mountain during nighttime

Love simply is.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Love simply is. That is the testament of Athena or Sherine or Hagia Sofia -- love is. No definitions. Love and don't ask too many questions. Just love.


brown rock formation on body of water during daytime

Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.

--Paulo Coelho

white and red flower with green leaves

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.

--Paulo Coelho

white beans on white background

The devil is in the detail.

--Paulo Coelho

Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún

Any man who, having planted a vineyard, has not yet reaped the benefits should do so at once, so that he does not die in the struggle and leave it for another to enjoy.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding gray and beige roman numeral alarm clock

Only my insanity keeps me sane in today's world.

--Paulo Coelho

backdrop orange

The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.

--Paulo Coelho

mountains under white mist at daytime

Where will my heart lead if I've yet to wander so many unknown paths?

--Paulo Coelho

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

Don't give up. Remember, it's always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.

--Paulo Coelho

man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

Everything on Earth is being continuously transformed.

--Paulo Coelho

pink and blue sky with moon

Do not forget: seek to win all your battles, including those you fight against yourself. Do not fear the scars. Do not be afraid of victory.

--Paulo Coelho

pavement surrounded with dried leaves

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.

--Paulo Coelho

black textile in close up photography

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

--Paulo Coelho

street lamp

Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way.

--Paulo Coelho

green bird perching on stem

Straight roads do not make skillful drivers.

--Paulo Coelho


green leafed vegetable on brown wooden surface

According to the laws of nature, one should destroy the other, but in love neither good nor evil, there is neither construction nor destruction, there is merely movement. And love changes the laws of nature.

--Paulo Coelho



man raising arms between greenfield

I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photo of aurora borealis

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of condenser microphone

Life is really generous to those who pursue their personal legend.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow flower in green grass field

Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

--Paulo Coelho

pink rose in close up photography

It isn't the desire to abide by the law that makes everyone behave as society requires, but the fear of punishment. Each one of us carries a gallows inside us.

--Paulo Coelho

woman on seashore near island under blue sky

I told you that your dream was a difficult one. It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under white sky during daytime

Today don't beg, don't ask, just thank God in silence for all the blessings in your life.

--Paulo Coelho

pink and blue painted wall

It's not what enters men's mouth that is evil," said the alchemist. It's what comes out of their mouths that is.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and gray mountains during daytime

The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.

--Paulo Coelho

forest trees photograph

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

--Paulo Coelho

pink flower

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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.


person on road at sunset

Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.

--Paulo Coelho

man standing on cliff under white sky

We must be amusing at all times and sneer at those who express their real feelings; it's dangerous for a tribe to allow its members to show their feelings.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of books

I'm not a person that socializes very well.

--Paulo Coelho


red tulip in bloom during daytime

Stay away from people who makes you feel like you are wasting their time.

--Paulo Coelho

red rose illustration

Our power resides not only in what we do but also in what we refuse to do.

--Paulo Coelho

boy standing on grass and facing fence during daytime

Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honor of losing and the joy of winning.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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.


green plants beside brown wooden door

Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of stones on sand

Fear of failure leads to failure.

--Paulo Coelho

man in black bubble hoodie looking at the stars

Hatred is public and shameless demonstration of inferiority complex.

--Paulo Coelho

white and black boat on sea during daytime

Follow your dreams, transform your life.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Follow your dreams, transform your life, take the path that leads to God. Perform your miracles. Cure. Make prophecies. Listen to your guardian angel. Transform yourself. Be a warrior, and be happy as you wage the good fight. Take risks.


photography of white wall lot

When trying to seduce a woman, a writer says: 'I'm a writer', and scribbles a poem on a napkin. It always works.

--Paulo Coelho

green palm plant

In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey.

--Paulo Coelho

multicolored heart LED light on wall

Everything and everybody is the same; this is the mystery and the end.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow and white painted wall

When you must choose a new path, do not bring old experiences with you. Those who strike out afresh, but who attempt to retain a little of the old life, end up torn apart by their own memories.

--Paulo Coelho

green forest during daytime

Warriors always have a certain gleam in their eyes.

--Paulo Coelho

high-angle photography of mountain at sunset

Time heals almost everything. But when you are healed, you are too old to enjoy.

--Paulo Coelho

black fishes

Warriors of light are not perfect.Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.

--Paulo Coelho


selective focus photo of brown guitar on white pillow

If we don't face our fears, our fears will chase us forever.

--Paulo Coelho

four handheld gardening tools on rack

The great virtue of those who seek the spiritual path is courage.

--Paulo Coelho

blue flower in close up photography

Music for me, it demands full concentration.

--Paulo Coelho

rock formation under starry skies

They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.

--Paulo Coelho

black and gray Canon AE-1 camera on gray sand under brown dock near body of water at daytime

It is part of the human nature always to judge others very severely and,when the wind turns against us,always to find an excuse for our own misdeeds,or to blame someone else for our mistakes.

--Paulo Coelho

black bird flying under white clouds during daytime

There are moments when people are incapable of understanding happiness.

--Paulo Coelho


orange lily in bloom close up photo

Doubt is wisdom. People are dangerous when they are certain that their cause is just and their facts are right.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photography of wavy ocean

They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are.

--Paulo Coelho

flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

Beware of making a woman cry. God is counting her tears.

--Paulo Coelho

man riding on boat on body of water

As I don't know about tomorrow, I never save the best for later.

--Paulo Coelho

green and white painted wall

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

--Paulo Coelho

snow-covered mountain near lake under blue sky

Be fully awake if you want to dream.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of sunflower

Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.

--Paulo Coelho

assorted books on wooden table

Praying is talking to the Universe. Meditation is listening to it.

--Paulo Coelho

photo of giraffe

Don't expect to get anything back, don't expect recognition for your efforts, don't expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Act because you need to act.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting

Many people in this world are merely playing a role, unaware that there is an Invisible Hand guiding them.

--Paulo Coelho

white and black bird

Success is both an addiction and an enslavement.

--Paulo Coelho

brown mountains under blue sky

I'm not worried about tomorrow, because God is there already, waiting for me.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in bloom during daytime

True love is an act of total surrender.

--Paulo Coelho

green-leafed plant

You should paint those visions of paradise rather than just talking about them.

--Paulo Coelho

selective photography of green leaf plant

When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.

--Paulo Coelho

brown wooden table clock at 10 10

People no longer try to decipher the mystery of life but choose instead to be a part of it.

--Paulo Coelho

low angle photography of purple sky

Each morning brings a hidden blessing; a blessing which is unique to that day, and which cannot be kept or re-used. If we do not use this miracle today, it will be lost.

--Paulo Coelho

closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

To attain his dream, the warrior of light needs a strong will and an enormous capacity for acceptance.

--Paulo Coelho

four handheld gardening tools on rack

Because true love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny.

--Paulo Coelho

three clear drinking glasses with brown liquid

Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.

--Paulo Coelho

adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog

The world is changed by examples, not by opinions.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky

Life doesn´t come with any guarantees. You have to risk it to get the biscuit.

--Paulo Coelho

two gold-colored skeleton keys

A miracle happened: another day of life.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photo of brown guitar on white pillow

Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.

--Paulo Coelho

brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo

Keep the bicycle moving, because if you stop pedalling, you will fall off.

--Paulo Coelho

green palm tree during daytime

We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in the sands.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photo of mountain during nighttime

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.

--Paulo Coelho

four coffee cups on floor

Problems of the heart always bruised the soul.

--Paulo Coelho

person in red shirt walking on brown field under gray sky during daytime

He knows that there are occasional pauses in the struggle.

--Paulo Coelho

seashore during golden hour

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

Close-up of a white line on green grass in a soccer field

The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding sunflower bouquet during daytime

Love always triumphs over what we call death. That's why there's no need to grieve for our loved ones, because they continue to be loved and remain by our side.

--Paulo Coelho

forest trees photograph

A Warrior does not go into battle without knowing the limitations of his ally.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

Everything we see… is just the visible part of reality.

--Paulo Coelho

pink flower with green stem

Real love changes and grows with time and discovers new ways of expressing itself.

--Paulo Coelho

pink

Whenever a religion tightens it's rules, a significant number of people break away and go in search of more freedom in their search for spiritual contact.

--Paulo Coelho

None

Time that never ends, that never passes, that remains in the present, where all of life's secrets lie.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime

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

--Paulo Coelho

pink flower petals in macro photography

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

Longer Version:

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. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of treasures that might have been found but were forever hidden in the sands. Because, when these things happen, we suffer terribly.


man in gray sweater carrying woman in black jacket

To heal a wound you must stop scratching it.

--Paulo Coelho

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

If you believe in victory, then victory will believe in you.

--Paulo Coelho

orange rose in bloom close up photo

Love is the force that brings us back together, in order to condense the experience dispersed in many lives and many parts of the world.

--Paulo Coelho

closeup photography of brown and gray concrete bricks

Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life -- everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.

--Paulo Coelho

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

The ship is safest when it is in port, but that's not what ships were built for.

--Paulo Coelho

mountains under orange kies

Everyday God gives us the sun, and also the moment in wich have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us to change and send us off in search of our dreams.

--Paulo Coelho

red rose

The axe never remembers. The tree never forgets.

--Paulo Coelho

bunch of tulips flower on wooden surface

Everyone when they are young knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Dream is also just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment.


pink rose in bloom close up photo

The journey isn't so much about becoming someone. It's about getting rid of everything that isn't really you.

--Paulo Coelho

pink flowers with white background

Love, too, was just a question of time.

--Paulo Coelho


pink rose in bloom close up photo

Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams.

--Paulo Coelho

woman doing yoga on rock platform next to body of water

Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul. On the other hand, when the sun appeared, the children would come out to play in the streets, and everyone was happy that it was such a lovely day, and then I would feel terrible, as if that display of exuberance in which i could not participate was somehow unfair.


red rose in black background

We need to create a new revolution, and to do that, don't waste your life: stop pleasing people, and become who you always wanted to be.

--Paulo Coelho

woman snorkeling

She looked at her own past, and, for the first time, she forgave herself: it hadn't been her fault, but the fault of that insecure little boy, who had given up after the first attempt.

--Paulo Coelho

white pendant lamp

Love rules, but no one knows where it has its throne; in order to know that secret place, you must first submit to Love.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in close up photography

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.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of snowflake

When you know how to use it, disobedience can be a virtue.

--Paulo Coelho

crack in wall

Never talking to strangers. Saying nasty things about the neighbors.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow flowers blooming at field

Walk firmly and with joy, without being afraid of stumbling. All your movements are being watched by your allies that will help you when necessary.

--Paulo Coelho

person in black jacket standing on beach during daytime

Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle.

--Paulo Coelho

black textile in close up photography

When something undesirable grows in my soul, I ask God to give me the courage to mercilessly pluck it out.

--Paulo Coelho

person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees

Do not ask yourself if your love is big enough, because love is neither big nor small, it is simply love.

--Paulo Coelho

purple and green light digital wallpaper

If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise," said the seer. "If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photography of person on beach

The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don't fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.

--Paulo Coelho

shorebird on pier

A Warrior of the Light cannot always choose his battlefield.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photo of brown guitar on white pillow

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

--Paulo Coelho

white and yellow flower in close up photography

Sometimes Evil pursues the Warrior of the Light, and when it does, he calmly invites it into his tent.

--Paulo Coelho

man with LED headlight looking upward

Part of the fun in life is exactly this: running risks.

--Paulo Coelho

red strawberry fruit on red surface

And although she was sometimes dissatisfied with herself, she felt unable to go beyond her own limitations. Books were safer.

--Paulo Coelho

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

When you travel , you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth .

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower under blue sky during daytime

Learn from mistakes, but never regret you made them. We make mistakes because we dare to step outside our comfort zone.

--Paulo Coelho

leafless tree on body of water during daytime

God is the same, even though He has a thousand names; it is up to us to select a name for Him.

--Paulo Coelho

red and blue light digital wallpaper

I have spent every New Year's Eve since 1992 in Lourdes. I spend the hour of my birth every year in the grotto. It's a place with meaning for me.

--Paulo Coelho

woman standing between sunflower field during daytime

There is a language that is beyond words. If I can learn to decipher that language without words, I will be able to decipher the world.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photo of trees during night time

If it's still in your mind, it is still in your heart.

--Paulo Coelho

purple and black light illustration

Infatuation was a good thing. It gave spice to life, and added to its enjoyment... But it was different from love. Love was worth everything, and couldn't be exchanged for anything.

--Paulo Coelho

closeup photography of brown and gray concrete bricks

Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you'll gradually get used to it.

--Paulo Coelho

gray and brown hummingbird perching on yellow petaled flower

Today, writers want to impress other writers.

--Paulo Coelho

photo of pine tree

In love you always win, even if you lose.

--Paulo Coelho

brown leaf on asphalt road

Body and soul need new challenges.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding brown sand close-up photography

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.

--Paulo Coelho

black bird

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

rocky mountain under starry night

I only write to understand myself better... I don't try to show how intelligent or how cultivated I am, I just try to share my soul. Sharing is part of life.

--Paulo Coelho

close-up photo of pink flower

Don't think about what you've left behind.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photography of man illustration

God created the visible world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom.

--Paulo Coelho

A view of the night showing stars

Nothing wrong with appearing to be a fool, if what you are doing is intelligent.

--Paulo Coelho

shallow focus photography of bee on flower

The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him. Be attentive, but don't be paranoiac.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow flower

We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.

--Paulo Coelho

group of people waving their hands

Only three things can change our lives dreams, suffering and love.

--Paulo Coelho

palm tree under orange sky

The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.

--Paulo Coelho

photo og calm body of water

We can sell our time, but we can't buy it back.

--Paulo Coelho

long exposure photography of beach

I was content in my universe and didn't want to change it at all, even though I was being propelled in that direction.

--Paulo Coelho


black bird flying on white background

Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes.

--Paulo Coelho

white pendant lamp

And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture humankind ever invented for itself: loneliness.

--Paulo Coelho

couple standing on grass field mountain

Love is beyond time or rather love is both time and space but all focused on one single constantly evolving point-the Aleph.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset

Thinking that being a good, decent, respectable person will mean that others will see you as weak, vulnerable, and easy to manipulate.

--Paulo Coelho

white tulips with green leaves

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 courage to complain, that's their problem.

--Paulo Coelho

green tree under blue sky during night time

If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

If you are never alone you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void.


woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime

Love is the glue that keeps the stars in place.

--Paulo Coelho

time lapse photography body of water

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

--Paulo Coelho

rock mountain during starry night

Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you´ll find your treasure.

--Paulo Coelho

blue ocean

Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.

--Paulo Coelho

black and white duck on brown wooden dock during daytime

If there was no change, there would be no universe.

--Paulo Coelho

laughing woman photo

In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.

--Paulo Coelho

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

Faith is difficult to conquer and requires daily battles if it is to be maintained.

--Paulo Coelho

green mountain ]

A search always starts with Beginner's Luck and ends with the Test of the Conqueror.

--Paulo Coelho

red moon at night

Try to live with the same intensity as a child. He doesn't ask for explanations; he dives into each day as if it were a new adventure and, at night, sleeps tired and happy.

--Paulo Coelho

pink petaled flower

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose and to commit ourselves to our goals and values.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under white sky during daytime

Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.

--Paulo Coelho

green and red flowers

Leave your comfortable life and go in search of your kingdom.

--Paulo Coelho

person wearing round black analog watch at 9:46

The warrior is always trying to improve.

--Paulo Coelho

white ceramic pencil organizer on top of stack of books

He knows his own faults, but also knows his qualities.

--Paulo Coelho

white

A warrior is always aware of what is worth fighting for. He does not go into combat over things that do not concern him, and he never wastes his time over provocations.

--Paulo Coelho

three women sitting on rock near body of water

Everything depends on which path you take.

--Paulo Coelho

The Muppets Kermit plush toy on gray sofa

Beyond death there is resurection. Beyond grief, there is joy.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photography of raindrops

We all live in our own world. But if you look up at the starry sky -- you'll see that all the different worlds up there combine to form constellations, solar systems, galaxies.

--Paulo Coelho

blue sky with stars during night time

People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.

--Paulo Coelho

green trees under white clouds

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

--Paulo Coelho

yellow and white abstract painting

I think that, with age, people come to realize that death is inevitable. And we need to learn to face it with serenity, wisdom and resignation. Death often frees us from a lot of senseless sufferings.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of mountains during starry night

Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

--Paulo Coelho

black bird flying under white clouds during daytime

You are free, but you have to choose. An open oven bakes no bread.

--Paulo Coelho

black and white bird on seashore

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

--Paulo Coelho

woman standing on cliff

The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.

--Paulo Coelho

pink flowers in tilt shift lens

There is no time to leave important words unsaid.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photo of woman holding sunflower surrounded by sunflowers

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

--Paulo Coelho

milky way galaxy

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

--Paulo Coelho

black sailing boat digital wallpaper

He is as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove.

--Paulo Coelho

white petaled flowers beside gray wall

What people regard as vanity--leaving great works, having children, acting in such a way as to prevent one's name from being forgotten--I regard as the highest expression of human dignity.

--Paulo Coelho

calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime

True love allows each person to follow his or her own path, aware that doing so can never drive them apart.

--Paulo Coelho

sunflower field under white sky during daytime

I don't make plans. I live my life on a daily basis.

--Paulo Coelho


person surfing on sea waves during daytime

But don't forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out
the flavour in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the
time, you'll find yourself with no present to remember.

--Paulo Coelho


man with LED headlight looking upward

An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely.

--Paulo Coelho

pink flower

The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that's not the aim of boats.

--Paulo Coelho

red tulip in bloom close up photo

I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.

--Paulo Coelho

lighted candle in dark room

Love is a disease no one wants to get rid of. Those who catch it never try to get better, and those who suffer do not wish to be cured.

--Paulo Coelho

purple flower

Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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.


photo of brown parquet

Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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.


man on running field

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

--Paulo Coelho

pink and white light illustration

You need to change yourself. The moment that you change yourself it is a gigantic step. And this is what I do. The book is much more important than the writer.

--Paulo Coelho

closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.

--Paulo Coelho

man holding his head

Profound commitment to a dream does not confine or constrain: it liberates.
Even a difficult, winding path can lead to your goal if you follow it to the end.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of grass under moonlight

Tears are words that need to be written.

--Paulo Coelho

pink rose flower

I am living here and now. The blessing of my life is that I am totally concentrating on the present moment. And I want to be because there is nothing but the present moment.

--Paulo Coelho

empty seashore near high-rise building

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

selective-focus photograph of gray bird on tree branch

Look around. And don't get close to people who make you suffer.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photography of person

There is always a gap between intention and action.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding gray leaf

Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.

--Paulo Coelho

rock formation under starry skies

I'm like everyone else -- I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.

--Paulo Coelho

green plants beside brown wooden door

Anyone who knows God cannot describe Him. Anyone who can describe God does not know Him.

--Paulo Coelho

aerial's photo of metropolitan during night time\

It is not enough to dream of the Impossible Love -- it is necessary to conquer it too.

--Paulo Coelho

two children holding hands while walking in the middle of the fields

And the person who loves wholeheartedly feels free.

--Paulo Coelho

red tulip flowers under calm blue sky

The only power you have on this planet is the power of your decisions.

--Paulo Coelho

clear drinking glass with beer on black table

Truth is the best disinfectant.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and black train track in between trees phtoography

Perseverance brings good luck.

--Paulo Coelho

white wall paint with black line

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

elephants on green grass field during daytime

Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.

--Paulo Coelho

red white and blue flag

Be creative. Men only learnt how to fly when they stopped imitating birds.

--Paulo Coelho

aerial photography of gray and white stone lot

We all harbour a great sadness in our soul.

--Paulo Coelho

blue flower in close up photography

The wise are wise only because they love.

--Paulo Coelho

brown tree on surrounded by brown grass during golden hour

If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of sunflower

He does not however postpone making decisions.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow rose flower

Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones

God has prepared a path for everyone to follow.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of orange and beige butterfly on purple flowers

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.

--Paulo Coelho

pink rose in bloom close up photo

When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward.

--Paulo Coelho

lightning strike at night

A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.

--Paulo Coelho

cactus flowers

Love is, after all, a curse of suffering.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time

The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.

--Paulo Coelho

snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock

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

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of horizon

You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in close up photography

To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.

--Paulo Coelho

flat lay photography teacup on top of saucer

When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.

--Paulo Coelho

rainbow

Play hard, forgive quickly, apologize when you are wrong, take chances, and have no regrets.

--Paulo Coelho

brown textile

When faced by any loss, there's no point in trying to recover what has been, it's best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new.

--Paulo Coelho

solid background

We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset with rainbow

It's true; life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.

--Paulo Coelho

mountains with trees under white star at night

In the intervals between battles, the Warrior rests.

--Paulo Coelho

blue sky with stars during night time

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

--Paulo Coelho

man in Burton shirt facing ocean

Each human being has the right to seek out joy, joy being understood as something which makes one content -- not necessarily that which makes others content.

--Paulo Coelho

library shelf near black wooden ladder

Hide your craziness behind a beautiful smile. That's all you need.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photography of elephant

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

--Paulo Coelho

leafless tree on snow covered ground

Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of man on top of hill overlooking lighted city at dawn

Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love somebody isn't just a strong feeling. It is a decision, a judgment, and a promise.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow green leaf

The most powerful hallucinogen in this planet is called Love. Highly Addictive! You will see and hear things that don't exist!

--Paulo Coelho

green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime

Never stop dreaming and follow the omens.

--Paulo Coelho

two women walking on bridge during daytime

If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour

Eat when it is time to eat. And walk when it is time to walk.

--Paulo Coelho

woman riding on skateboard during daytime

It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I'm beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I'm happy at least that I didn't wait twenty years.

--Paulo Coelho

empty brown concrete stairs beside green grass under starry sky long-exposure photography

True love, is the love that seduces and will never allow itself to be seduced.

--Paulo Coelho

brown grass field during daytime

Love can consign us to hell or paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.

--Paulo Coelho

palm tree under orange sky

No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tell all.

--Paulo Coelho

black and white photography of alarm clock displaying 1:37 time

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

--Paulo Coelho

pink and white computer keyboard beside yellow framed sunglasses

I don't try to control my days.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow flower

We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photo of mountains under starry sky at nighttime

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.

--Paulo Coelho

green palm plant

When you want something with all of your heart, the universe conspires to helping you achieve it.

--Paulo Coelho

red wallpaper

Don't be like those people who believe in "positive thinking" and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that because you know it already.

--Paulo Coelho

smiling woman

As a writer I have to find platforms that can use this writing process. The internet is one of them.

--Paulo Coelho

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don't know something.

--Paulo Coelho

woman carrying baby while walking

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.

--Paulo Coelho

mountains covered with fog

Life is too short for us to keep important words, for example, 'I love you', locked in our hearts.

--Paulo Coelho

brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo

It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.

--Paulo Coelho

white rose enclosed photograph

Terror, terror, terror. Life was a reign o terror in the shadow of the guillotine.

--Paulo Coelho

lighted candle in dark room

Before there was a proper understanding and a sense of God's presence, the idea that everything would one day end was utterly desolating.

--Paulo Coelho


aerial view of green lake surrounded by green trees during daytime

Better to go hungry than to be alone. Because when you're alone--and I'm talking here
about an enforced solitude not of our choosing--it's as if you were no longer part of the
human race.

--Paulo Coelho



orange flowers

In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those who decide to die?

--Paulo Coelho


green trees under blue sky at daytime

The worst killing is that which kills the joy we get from life.

--Paulo Coelho

Arizona landscape

Being human means having doubts and yet still continuing on your path.

--Paulo Coelho

blue wall

On some nights, he has nowhere to sleep, on others he suffers from insomnia. "That's just how it is," thinks the warrior. "I was the one who chose to walk this path."

--Paulo Coelho

white wall paint with white wall paint

I will be able to love above all discontentment. To give even when I am stripped of everything. To dry tears even when I am still crying. To believe even when I am discredited.

--Paulo Coelho

3 women playing soccer on green grass field during daytime

Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.

--Paulo Coelho

black and white photography of alarm clock displaying 1:37 time

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

--Paulo Coelho

blue rose in close up photography

When fate is very generous with us, there is always a well into which all our dreams can tumble.

--Paulo Coelho

empty gray floor beside pool

Every human being has the right to search for happiness, and by 'happiness' is meant something that makes other people feel content.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Every human being has the right to search for happiness, and by 'happiness' is meant something that makes other people feel content.

Paulo Coelho Quotes From Like the Flowing River

"Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness, but should behave as a normal person.


island during daytime

She wanted to dance with someone who would embrace her in the way she dreamed of since adolescence.

--Paulo Coelho

green plants beside brown wooden door

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.


person holding pocket watch

We never lose our loved ones. The accompany us; they don't disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and white bird on tree branch

Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and white abstract painting

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. Getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.

--Paulo Coelho

gray wooden house on green plains near mountain range at daytime

Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of woman taking selfie

Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.

--Paulo Coelho


minimalist photography of open door

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

--Paulo Coelho

solid background

Why don't people's hearts tell them to continue to follow their dreams? ... Because that's what makes a heart suffer most, and hearts don't like to suffer.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Why don't people's hearts tell them to continue following their dreams?" the boy asked the alchemist. "Because that's what makes a heart suffer most, and hearts don't like to suffer." From then on, the boy understood his heart. He asked it, please, never to stop speaking to him. He asked that, when he wandered far from his dreams, his heart press him and sound the alarm. The boy swore that, every time he heard the alarm, he would heed its message.


closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers

We have to take advantage when luck is on our side, and do as much to help it as it's doing to help us.

--Paulo Coelho

pink and white clouds

Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour

No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow rose flower

He's seeing my soul, my fears, my fragility, my inability to deal with a world which i pretend to master, but about which I know nothing.

--Paulo Coelho

car passing by in between trees

I need a break from my own thoughts.

--Paulo Coelho

Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.

--Paulo Coelho

aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime

Sin was not created by God; it was created by us when we tried to transform what was inevitable into something subjective.

--Paulo Coelho

low angle photo of starry night

A threat need not provoke a response if it is not taken up.

--Paulo Coelho

None

A Warrior of Light needs love.
Love and affection are part of his nature.
He makes use of solitude,
but is not used by it.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

When we step out of our normal world and leave behind us all the usual barriers and prejudices, we tend to become more adventurous.

--Paulo Coelho

None

It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think yours is the only path.

--Paulo Coelho

purple, white, and pink floral painting

I write because I need to share my thoughts with the audience.

--Paulo Coelho

full moon in the sky

Sometimes an unimportant incident is capable of turning everything beautiful into a moment of anxiety. We insist on seeing the mote in the eye and forget about the mountains, the fields and the olive groves.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow petaled flower screenshot

I must have no fear of failure. It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the Master Work.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and white dog in close-up photography

Enjoy the questions and forget the answers.

--Paulo Coelho

red rose

Go further than you planned. Ask for the moon: you will be surprised how often you get it.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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.


selective focus photography of red tulip

Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present.

--Paulo Coelho

white swan on blue sea during daytime

That 'simple desire' to share something meant that we could enter the world of language without words, where everything is always clear and there is no danger of being misinterpreted.

--Paulo Coelho

red tulip flowers under calm blue sky

When we are walking our chosen path, we walk elegantly, emanating light.

--Paulo Coelho

man sitting on couch with looking at his MacBook on table

I feel it's my duty as a human being, as a person who is trying -- like everybody else who thinks about the state of the world -- to enhance the importance of multicultural connection.

--Paulo Coelho

low-angle photo of white daisy

Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of mountain under starry night

With every farewell comes a hidden hope.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding pocket watch

Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let's not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control.

--Paulo Coelho

gray-scale photo of man and woman holding hands

Her silence was the blank space between the words.

--Paulo Coelho

black and yellow wall sconce

No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people's eyes, to reveal the marvels around.

--Paulo Coelho


white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair

And I discovered something: the meaning of my life was whatever I wanted it to be.

--Paulo Coelho

pink rose in close up photography

The Warrior of the Light never forgets the old saying: The good little goat doesn't bleat.

--Paulo Coelho

man in black pants sitting on chair

Man needs to choose, not just accept his destiny.

--Paulo Coelho

pink rose flower

Have pity on those who are fearful of taking up a pen, or a paintbrush, or an instrument, or a tool because they are afraid that someone has already done so better than they could.

--Paulo Coelho

beige concrete wall

Love cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks.

--Paulo Coelho


rainbow

A Warrior of the Light does not accept gifts from his enemy.

--Paulo Coelho

man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge

The Warrior of the Light pays attention to small things because they can severely hamper him.

--Paulo Coelho

analog clock at 5:55

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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.


man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime

If I must fall, may it be from a high place.

--Paulo Coelho

pink flower

The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

"Brave" is the only thing that I ask myself to be. Brave to write, to love, to face criticism, to live according my own rules.

--Paulo Coelho

woman standing on sunflower field

The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.

--Paulo Coelho

pink and orange paints

Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

Those who wish to learn magic ought to begin by looking around them.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope

Learn to recognize omens, and follow them.

--Paulo Coelho

close up shot of white flower

I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.

--Paulo Coelho

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

Falling down is not defeat. Defeat is, when you refuse to get up.

--Paulo Coelho

white-and-pink flowers

Standing facing the door in an elevator and pretending you're the only person there, no matter how crowded it is.

--Paulo Coelho

blue, white, and pink petaled flowers on gray surface

In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.

--Paulo Coelho

withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime

A warrior of the light...never confuses tension with anxiety.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of mountain hit by sun rays

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.

--Paulo Coelho

high-angle photography of mountain at sunset

But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photo of woman holding sunflower surrounded by sunflowers

Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military.

--Paulo Coelho

white paint palette with black paint beside ink bottle and paint brush

Nature itself journeyed, seeking illumination.

--Paulo Coelho

man in black jacket and black pants standing on brown rock formation during daytime

The glory of the world is transitory, and we should not measure our lives by it, but by the choice we make to follow our personal legend, to believe in our utopias, and to fight for our dreams.

--Paulo Coelho

red surface

The warrior of the light has a destiny to fulfill.

--Paulo Coelho

black and white photo of woman looking upward

Moving slowly enables us to learn faster.

--Paulo Coelho

rock formation in body of water

The only way to make the right decision is to find out which is the wrong decision, to examine that other path without fear, and only then decide.

--Paulo Coelho

pot on window with flowers

Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.

--Paulo Coelho

elephant play with brown sand

And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.

--Paulo Coelho

woman sitting on rock facing plunge waterfalls

When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries.

--Paulo Coelho

forest near mountain alps

Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photo of mountain during night time

During sex, it is very difficult to deceive the other person because that is when each person shows who they really are.

--Paulo Coelho

white flower in grayscale photography

You can't want to be happy, because that's too easy and too boring.

--Paulo Coelho

aerial's photo of metropolitan during night time\

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

--Paulo Coelho

Arizona landscape rocks

That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.

--Paulo Coelho

Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún

I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life. I look for joy, the peace of action. You need action. I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

--Paulo Coelho

white wooden dock on white sand

Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death.

--Paulo Coelho

water on seashore

One can abandon one's personal legend for a time, as long as one does not forget about it entirely and returns to it as soon as possible.

--Paulo Coelho


grassland landscape

The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.

--Paulo Coelho

yellow and white abstract painting

Judging oneself to be inferior to other people was one of the worst acts of pride because it was the most destructive way of being different.

--Paulo Coelho

selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones

It is necessary to be humble in order to learn.

--Paulo Coelho

purple and white petaled flower

Life is a journey. How we travel is really up to us. We can just flow with the tide or follow our own dreams.

--Paulo Coelho

black pug puppy

The third indication that our dreams are dead is peace.

--Paulo Coelho

telescope

Omens are the individual language in which God talks to you. My omens are not your omens.

--Paulo Coelho

Arizona landscape

God has a prepared path for us to follow. We just have to read the omens he has left for us.

--Paulo Coelho

telescope

We can't choose our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys or griefs we're given.

--Paulo Coelho

white stars in the sky during night time

Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested." The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.


pink tulips in close up photography

It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it's a complete waste of energy.

--Paulo Coelho

sunset

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

--Paulo Coelho

yellow sunflower in close up photography

Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don't need to; it's not for them.

--Paulo Coelho

grayscale photography of elephant

If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it. Now.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want.


multicolored abstract painting

Fine words lack all meaning when we are confronted by real suffering.

--Paulo Coelho

rock formation above water

The warrior of the Light sits around a fire with his companions.

--Paulo Coelho

blue sky

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.

--Paulo Coelho

person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees

Never asking a direct question, even though the other person can guess what it is you want to know.

--Paulo Coelho

brown and red paint brushes

No project is completed until its objective has been achieved.

--Paulo Coelho

person sitting on black surface looking to sky

If someone isn't what others want them to be, the other become angry.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

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.


clear hour glass with brown frame

I will at least have gained one very
happy day in my life. Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a
miracle.

--Paulo Coelho

dome tent with galaxy with stars

In life's most significant moments we are always alone.

--Paulo Coelho

green forest during daytime

Love can only be found through the act of loving.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photo of mountain during nighttime

To love is to be in communion with the other and to discover in that other the spark of God.

--Paulo Coelho

red rose

All haters are losers, even when they win.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette photography of wavy ocean

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

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.

--Paulo Coelho

brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo

The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the big facts.

--Paulo Coelho

silhouette of mountain

Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.

--Paulo Coelho

man riding on white horse on the hill

It's not difficult for me to put my feelings into written form. I try to be concise and to go direct to the subject. This is what people like about my work, and what the critics hate.

--Paulo Coelho

white wall paint with white paint

The problem is that they don't even realize that they're walking a new road every day. They don't see that the fields are new and the seasons change. All they think about is food and water.

--Paulo Coelho

backdrop solid

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

rock formation surrounding by body of water

Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.

--Paulo Coelho

white concrete wall during daytime

Knowledge is an illusion. Ecstasy is the true reality. Knowledge fills us with guilt. Ecstasy allows us to be one with he who is the Universe, before it existed, and after it has been destroyed.

--Paulo Coelho

person holding hourglass

And the best way to know who we are is often to find out how others see us.

--Paulo Coelho

clear hour glass with brown frame

I will never be yours, and you will never be mine; nevertheless, I can honestly say: I love you, I love you, I love you.

--Paulo Coelho

person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs

Coincidence is the language of the stars, for something to happen, so many forces have to be put into action.

--Paulo Coelho

white rose enclosed photograph

Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.

--Paulo Coelho

photo of white and brown bricked wall during daytime

This may sound a little bit idealistic, but when I go to my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter account, I talk to different people from all over the world, and you see how it's easy to establish a dialogue.

--Paulo Coelho

white tulips in white background

Love doesn't limit itself to relationships: it is a celebration of life.

--Paulo Coelho

mixed paints in a plate

If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.

--Paulo Coelho

landscape photography of road at savannah

Sometimes it is impossible to stop the river of life.

--Paulo Coelho

person in red shirt walking on brown field under gray sky during daytime

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.

--Paulo Coelho


raging waves through shores

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

--Paulo Coelho

woman in black shirt walking on sidewalk near brown concrete wall partition

People are reading more and writing more because of the internet. So the virtual world is a way for me to listen to my readers and interact with my readers. It is a way that they can voice their opinion.

--Paulo Coelho


person holding sunflower bouquet during daytime

When you have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark, then you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal.

--Paulo Coelho

fireplace on fire

My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer.

--Paulo Coelho

The Muppets Kermit plush toy on gray sofa

Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend.

--Paulo Coelho

blue and white striped textile

The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves.

--Paulo Coelho

assorted-color beach houses

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

person in black hoodie using laptop computer

Love is just a further impetus, not something that will prevent us going forward. We do not realize that those who genuinely wish us well want us to be happy and are prepared to accompany us on that journey.

--Paulo Coelho

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Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station.

--Paulo Coelho

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Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.

--Paulo Coelho

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Never apologize for being yourself.

--Paulo Coelho

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Because time isn't something that always proceeds at the same pace. It is we who determine how quickly time passes.

--Paulo Coelho

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Love transforms, Love heals. But sometimes it lays deadly traps and ends up destroying the person who decided to surrender himself completely.

--Paulo Coelho

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The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.

--Paulo Coelho

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Before commencing battle, the Warrior of Light opens his heart and asks God to inspire him.

--Paulo Coelho

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