Be a good person, but don't waste your time trying to prove it.
Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.
Be ready to pay the price of your dreams. Free cheese can only be found in a mousetrap.
Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.
A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means.
All battles have some use, including those in which we were defeated.
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.
It's funny how people think you hate them when you literally do not think of them at all.
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.
Love is an act of faith in another person, not an act of surrender.
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.
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.
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.
We must at all costs avoid saying no because people prefer those who say yes, and this allows us to survive in hostile territory.
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.
Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time.
Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow.
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.
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.
Alchemist is like getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise when other are asleep.
Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we're living right now.
It is not time that changes man nor knowledge the only thing that can change someone's mind is love.
People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being. Maybe that's why they give up on it so early, too.
Postpone joy, it will diminish. Postpone a problem, it will grow.
Come on, let's go. Crazy people do crazy things.
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?
Because a warrior of light knows that he has duties and responsibilities.
Spending years studying at university only to find out at the end of it all that you're unemployable.
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.
Emotions are wild horses.
Emotions are wild horses. It is not explanations that carry us forward, but our will to go on.
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.
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.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.."
Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Choosing one path means abandoning others -- if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none.
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.
Attacking or fleeing are part of the struggle; being paralysed by fear is not.
The best answer for anger is silence.
Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love.
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.
The power of beauty: what must the world be like for ugly women?
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.
The gods throw the dice and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not.
In true love you want your partner to be happy.
In false love you want your partner.
The grandeur of God reveals itself through simple things.
Everything, absolutely everything on this earth makes sense, and even the smallest things are worthy of our consideration.
A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. He treats each situation as if it were unique.
She was doing it because she had nothing to lose, because her life was one of constant, day to day frustration.
It is Easy to be a Hater. Go for the difficult Task: be a Lover!
I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.
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.
Timidity puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them.
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.
You were my hope during my days of loneliness, my anxiety during moments of doubt, my certainty during moments of faith.
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.
What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel important. Don't get caught in this trap.
Simple things are the most valuable and only wise people appreciate them.
The cup of suffering is not the same size for everyone.
God judges a tree by its fruits and not by its roots.
Perhaps love makes us grow old before our time and makes us young again when youth has passed.
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.
The search for happiness is more important than the need for pain.
It isn't expectations that carry us forward, it's our desire to go on.
If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it.
I'm not a body with a soul, I'm a soul that has a visible part called the body.
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.
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.
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.
We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.
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.
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.
Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.
To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation.
The light of love drives away the darkness of guilt.
Time is not a measure, but a quality.
I can't consciously explain how people feel after reading my books. All is too personal.
One never knows what life may have in store for us, and it's always good to know where the emergency exit is.
Most human beings still cannot trust love.
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.
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.
When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.
Every moment in life is an act of faith.
A shepherd may like to travel, but he should never forget his sheep.
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.
We must have a university degree even if we never get a job in the area of knowledge we were forced to study.
No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up and show up.
Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness, but should behave as a normal person.
I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure.
I'm an adventurer, looking for treasurer," he said to himself.
A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better.
Stop being who you were and become who you are.
Life is like cooking: before choosing what you love, try everything.
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.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
The warrior of light listens to what his opponent has to say. He only fights if absolutely necessary.
You must be humble, but never "modest."
Hurry up: your dreams are waiting for you, but they will not wait forever.
I hate knowing about illness. Whenever I read a medical book, I immediately start to get all the symptoms.
I realised that you don't have to jump through a series of complicated hoops to achieve a goal.
Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.
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.
You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.
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.
Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them.
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.
No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.
May we understand that fear of failure is worse than failure itself.
Men dream more about coming home than about leaving.
Making fun of anyone who seeks happiness rather than money and accusing them of "lacking ambition.
The completion is always more difficult that the beginning.
Yesterday's pain is the Warrior of the Light's strength.
Philosophy can't build bridges, but can encourage people to cross them.
Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better.
Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
All life battles teach us something, even those we lose.
Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.
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.
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.
Life is absolutely insane. Yes, life is insane but the great wisdom lies in choosing your insanity wisely.
Do not try to explain feelings. Live everything intensely and treasure what you feel as a gift from God.
Truth: something hard to say and hard to hide.
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.
It's better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.
You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.
Impossible is just an opinion.
Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs -- but move on.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.
A Warrior of the Light has no regrets, because regrets can kill.
Finding one important thing in your life doesn't mean you have to give up all the other important things.
Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things thoughts, ideas, opinions.
Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.
Every Blessing Ignored Becomes A Curse.
An artist who desires very little and achieves it has failed in life.
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.
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.
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.
Life is too short to be wasted in finding answers. Enjoy the questions.
He who loves has conquered the world and has no fear of losing anything. True love is an act of total surrender.
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.
Elegance is not an outer quality, but a part of the soul that is visible to others.
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.
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.
The world we live in will be either better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse.
Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world.
Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.
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.
Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.
Defeat is for those who, despite their fears, live with enthusiasm and faith.
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.
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.
There is no such thing as a strange world, only a new world.
Sometimes, certain of God's blessings arrive by shattering all the windows. (Brida).
A warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy, too.
They were strange books. They spoke about mercury, salt, dragons, and kings, and he didn't understand any of it.
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.
Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.
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.
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.
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.
If you really want to dream, be fully awake.
Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life.
Don't forget:beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.
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.
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.
Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere.
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.
But the greatest wisdom is blinded by the glare of vanity.
I never say I am a guru.
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.
Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide.
Elegance is accepted and admired because it makes no effort to be elegant.
I have been practicing archery for a long time; a bow and arrow helps me to unwind.
Relax: haters are secret admirers wanting to be you.
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.
Break a pact. Accept forgiveness. Make a bet.
Death is our constant companion, and it is death that gives each person's life its true meaning.
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.
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.
Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.
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.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
An enthusiastic heart finds opportunities everywhere.
What counts in a good story is the person inside. Keep it simple.
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.
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.
People are all crazy... but the craziest are the ones who never allow themselves to be crazy.
Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
Fight for your dreams, even if that means fighting alone.
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.
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.
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."
Personal growth has its price, and she was paying it without complaint.
I don't see any reason why I should look for someone who never took the trouble to love me.
We all know fear. But passion makes us fearless.
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.
Trust your reader, don't try to describe things. Give a hint and they will fulfill this hint with their own imagination.
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.
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.
We must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.
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.
A Warrior of Light never resorts to trickery, but he knows how to distract his opponent.
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.
There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.
I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.
Just because it's not what you were expecting, doesn't mean it's not everything you need right now.
We make a lot of detours, but we're always heading for the same destination.
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.
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.
You don't need to climb a mountain to know that it's high.
Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.
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.
Sometimes love blinds us, other times it let's us see.
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.
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.".
Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.
You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you need to breathe, calm down, look around, and improvise. Creativity is the key of life.
You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself.
In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself.
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.
It will work if you forget all the reasons it will not.
Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.
Seek to live. Remembrance is for the old.
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.
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.
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.
Before a dream is realized the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
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."
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.
Life becomes interesting for the possibility to fulfill a dream.
In dire times you can lose joy, but you can't lose hope. Hope is your guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And that, in the end, the most interesting people always leave.
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.
Don't explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.
A relationship where you can be weird together is your best choice.
When life makes us face difficult situations-such as a personal loss-we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step.
If you don't care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.
A warrior of light always commits himself. He is enslaved to his dream but he is free in his steps.
Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.
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.
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.
Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.
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.
Judging yourself to be full of virtue paralyses. Judging yourself to be full of guilt also paralyses.
The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.
I have been told that beauty is the great seducer of men.
Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen.
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.
The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.
You have understood what all great painters understand: in order to forget the rules, you must know them and respect them.
It is important never to relax, however far you have come.
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.
If you accept such love with purity and humility, you will understand that Love is neither giving nor receiving -it is participating.
You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. But the opposite is also true; without strong self-belief you will not go far.
Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.
Live fully, love deeply, let go with no bitterness.
The great conquest is the result of small, unnoticed victories.
If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Find at least one enemy to keep you alert.
The old shepherd was right: The only solution was to forget a part of uncertainty and create a new history for oneself.
If you don't fear, the Unknown will be kind to you.
Then the Warrior of the Light thanks his traveling companions, takes a deep breath and continues on, laden with memories of an unforgettable journey.
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.
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.
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.
It is said that all people who are happy have God within them.
The fool who loves giving advice on our garden never tends his own plants.
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.
We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.
Once someone asked me, "What do you want to be your epitaph?" So I said, "Paulo Coelho died when he was alive.
What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?
Love accepts its companion unconditionally and allow each to grow in his or her own way.
There is no sin but the lack of love.
A life without a cause is a life without effect.
When in doubt, just take the next small step.
Solitude is not absence of love, but its complement.
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.
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.
I was very happy in both my marriages. I was unfaithful and so were they, just like any other normal couple.
Love is only a small thing, enough for one person, and any suggestion that the heart might be larger than this is considered perverse.
We all have other halves, and when they're feeling bad, we get a little piece of the pain.
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.
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.
Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible.
Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows in our eyes.
Even stopped clocks are right twice a day.
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.
As so often in life, things are not always what it seems.
The warrior of light only risks his heart for something worthwhile.
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.
There are kinds of world: the one we dream about and the real one.
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.
Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.
What hurts us is what heals us.
If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.
A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.
Use fear as an engine, not as a brake.
Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.
It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.
It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
Everyone knows how to love because we are all born with that gift.
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.
Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
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.
A warrior takes every opportunity to teach himself.
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.
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.
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.
Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
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.
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.
Never abandon your dreams. Follow the signs.
He knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words.
Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
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.
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.
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.
The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.
Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.
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.
All statutes to the contrary are revoked.
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.
The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.
Lord, bless our week. Help us to take all the necessary risks to become the person we always wanted to be.
Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life.
Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.
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.
The magic moment is the moment when a 'yes' or a 'no' can change our whole existence.
If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.
Haters are confused admirers who want to be like you.
The Warrior tries to enjoy the small everyday things of life.
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.
When you know the language of love, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you.
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.
Never save the best for later. You don't know what tomorrow holds.
No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs.
When I had all the answers the questions changed.
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.
When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.
Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
We become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched.
I'm proud of the scars in my soul. They remind me that I have an intense life.
The enemy is only a pretext to test our strength.
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?
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.
Love simply is.
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.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.
When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
The devil is in the detail.
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.
Only my insanity keeps me sane in today's world.
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.
Where will my heart lead if I've yet to wander so many unknown paths?
Don't give up. Remember, it's always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.
Everything on Earth is being continuously transformed.
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.
Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it -- which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?
Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way.
Straight roads do not make skillful drivers.
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.
I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.
To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.
Life is really generous to those who pursue their personal legend.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
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.
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.
Today don't beg, don't ask, just thank God in silence for all the blessings in your life.
It's not what enters men's mouth that is evil," said the alchemist. It's what comes out of their mouths that is.
The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not a person that socializes very well.
Stay away from people who makes you feel like you are wasting their time.
Our power resides not only in what we do but also in what we refuse to do.
Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honor of losing and the joy of winning.
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.
Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.
Fear of failure leads to failure.
Hatred is public and shameless demonstration of inferiority complex.
Follow your dreams, transform your life.
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.
When trying to seduce a woman, a writer says: 'I'm a writer', and scribbles a poem on a napkin. It always works.
In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey.
Everything and everybody is the same; this is the mystery and the end.
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.
Warriors always have a certain gleam in their eyes.
Time heals almost everything. But when you are healed, you are too old to enjoy.
Warriors of light are not perfect.Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.
If we don't face our fears, our fears will chase us forever.
The great virtue of those who seek the spiritual path is courage.
Music for me, it demands full concentration.
They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.
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.
There are moments when people are incapable of understanding happiness.
Doubt is wisdom. People are dangerous when they are certain that their cause is just and their facts are right.
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.
Beware of making a woman cry. God is counting her tears.
As I don't know about tomorrow, I never save the best for later.
When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
Be fully awake if you want to dream.
Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.
Praying is talking to the Universe. Meditation is listening to it.
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.
Many people in this world are merely playing a role, unaware that there is an Invisible Hand guiding them.
Success is both an addiction and an enslavement.
I'm not worried about tomorrow, because God is there already, waiting for me.
True love is an act of total surrender.
You should paint those visions of paradise rather than just talking about them.
When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
People no longer try to decipher the mystery of life but choose instead to be a part of it.
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.
To attain his dream, the warrior of light needs a strong will and an enormous capacity for acceptance.
Because true love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny.
Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.
The world is changed by examples, not by opinions.
Life doesn´t come with any guarantees. You have to risk it to get the biscuit.
A miracle happened: another day of life.
Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.
Keep the bicycle moving, because if you stop pedalling, you will fall off.
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.
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.
Problems of the heart always bruised the soul.
He knows that there are occasional pauses in the struggle.
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.
The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you.
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.
A Warrior does not go into battle without knowing the limitations of his ally.
Everything we see… is just the visible part of reality.
Real love changes and grows with time and discovers new ways of expressing itself.
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.
Time that never ends, that never passes, that remains in the present, where all of life's secrets lie.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
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.
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.
To heal a wound you must stop scratching it.
If you believe in victory, then victory will believe in you.
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.
Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life -- everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.
The ship is safest when it is in port, but that's not what ships were built for.
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.
The axe never remembers. The tree never forgets.
Everyone when they are young knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible.
Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
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.
The journey isn't so much about becoming someone. It's about getting rid of everything that isn't really you.
Love, too, was just a question of time.
Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love rules, but no one knows where it has its throne; in order to know that secret place, you must first submit to Love.
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.
When you know how to use it, disobedience can be a virtue.
Never talking to strangers. Saying nasty things about the neighbors.
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.
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.
When something undesirable grows in my soul, I ask God to give me the courage to mercilessly pluck it out.
Do not ask yourself if your love is big enough, because love is neither big nor small, it is simply love.
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.
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.
A Warrior of the Light cannot always choose his battlefield.
When you are in love, things make even more sense, he thought.
Sometimes Evil pursues the Warrior of the Light, and when it does, he calmly invites it into his tent.
Part of the fun in life is exactly this: running risks.
And although she was sometimes dissatisfied with herself, she felt unable to go beyond her own limitations. Books were safer.
When you travel , you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth .
Learn from mistakes, but never regret you made them. We make mistakes because we dare to step outside our comfort zone.
God is the same, even though He has a thousand names; it is up to us to select a name for Him.
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.
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.
If it's still in your mind, it is still in your heart.
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.
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.
Today, writers want to impress other writers.
In love you always win, even if you lose.
Body and soul need new challenges.
We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.
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.
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.
Don't think about what you've left behind.
God created the visible world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom.
Nothing wrong with appearing to be a fool, if what you are doing is intelligent.
The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him. Be attentive, but don't be paranoiac.
We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.
Only three things can change our lives dreams, suffering and love.
The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.
We can sell our time, but we can't buy it back.
I was content in my universe and didn't want to change it at all, even though I was being propelled in that direction.
Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes.
And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture humankind ever invented for itself: loneliness.
Love is beyond time or rather love is both time and space but all focused on one single constantly evolving point-the Aleph.
Thinking that being a good, decent, respectable person will mean that others will see you as weak, vulnerable, and easy to manipulate.
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.
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.
If you are never alone you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void.
Love is the glue that keeps the stars in place.
None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.
Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you´ll find your treasure.
Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.
If there was no change, there would be no universe.
In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.
Faith is difficult to conquer and requires daily battles if it is to be maintained.
A search always starts with Beginner's Luck and ends with the Test of the Conqueror.
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.
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose and to commit ourselves to our goals and values.
Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.
Leave your comfortable life and go in search of your kingdom.
The warrior is always trying to improve.
He knows his own faults, but also knows his qualities.
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.
Everything depends on which path you take.
Beyond death there is resurection. Beyond grief, there is joy.
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.
People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
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.
Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
You are free, but you have to choose. An open oven bakes no bread.
A divided kingdom cannot defend itself from its adversaries. A divided person cannot face life in a dignified way.
The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.
There is no time to leave important words unsaid.
How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
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.
He is as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove.
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.
True love allows each person to follow his or her own path, aware that doing so can never drive them apart.
I don't make plans. I live my life on a daily basis.
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.
An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely.
The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that's not the aim of boats.
I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.
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.
Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs.
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.
Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.
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.
You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.
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.
I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.
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.
Tears are words that need to be written.
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.
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.
Look around. And don't get close to people who make you suffer.
There is always a gap between intention and action.
Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.
I'm like everyone else -- I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.
Anyone who knows God cannot describe Him. Anyone who can describe God does not know Him.
It is not enough to dream of the Impossible Love -- it is necessary to conquer it too.
And the person who loves wholeheartedly feels free.
The only power you have on this planet is the power of your decisions.
Truth is the best disinfectant.
Perseverance brings good luck.
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.
Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.
Be creative. Men only learnt how to fly when they stopped imitating birds.
We all harbour a great sadness in our soul.
The wise are wise only because they love.
If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.
He does not however postpone making decisions.
Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated ... Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible.
God has prepared a path for everyone to follow.
There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.
When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward.
A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.
Love is, after all, a curse of suffering.
The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.
When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.
You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you.
To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Play hard, forgive quickly, apologize when you are wrong, take chances, and have no regrets.
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.
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.
It's true; life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.
In the intervals between battles, the Warrior rests.
Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention.
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.
Hide your craziness behind a beautiful smile. That's all you need.
Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.
Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.
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.
The most powerful hallucinogen in this planet is called Love. Highly Addictive! You will see and hear things that don't exist!
Never stop dreaming and follow the omens.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
Eat when it is time to eat. And walk when it is time to walk.
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.
True love, is the love that seduces and will never allow itself to be seduced.
Love can consign us to hell or paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.
No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tell all.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.
I don't try to control my days.
We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop.
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.
When you want something with all of your heart, the universe conspires to helping you achieve it.
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.
As a writer I have to find platforms that can use this writing process. The internet is one of them.
Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don't know something.
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.
Life is too short for us to keep important words, for example, 'I love you', locked in our hearts.
It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.
Terror, terror, terror. Life was a reign o terror in the shadow of the guillotine.
Before there was a proper understanding and a sense of God's presence, the idea that everything would one day end was utterly desolating.
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
In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those who decide to die?
The worst killing is that which kills the joy we get from life.
Being human means having doubts and yet still continuing on your path.
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."
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.
Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.
In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong.
When fate is very generous with us, there is always a well into which all our dreams can tumble.
Every human being has the right to search for happiness, and by 'happiness' is meant something that makes other people feel content.
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.
She wanted to dance with someone who would embrace her in the way she dreamed of since adolescence.
I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me.
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.
We never lose our loved ones. The accompany us; they don't disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.
Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love.
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.
Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.
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.
With love, there are no rules. The heart decides and what it decides is all that really matters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help.
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.
I need a break from my own thoughts.
Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.
Sin was not created by God; it was created by us when we tried to transform what was inevitable into something subjective.
A threat need not provoke a response if it is not taken up.
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.
When we step out of our normal world and leave behind us all the usual barriers and prejudices, we tend to become more adventurous.
It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think yours is the only path.
I write because I need to share my thoughts with the audience.
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.
I must have no fear of failure. It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the Master Work.
Enjoy the questions and forget the answers.
Go further than you planned. Ask for the moon: you will be surprised how often you get it.
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.
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.
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.
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.
When we are walking our chosen path, we walk elegantly, emanating light.
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.
Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear.
With every farewell comes a hidden hope.
Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let's not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control.
Her silence was the blank space between the words.
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.
And I discovered something: the meaning of my life was whatever I wanted it to be.
The Warrior of the Light never forgets the old saying: The good little goat doesn't bleat.
Man needs to choose, not just accept his destiny.
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.
Love cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks.
A Warrior of the Light does not accept gifts from his enemy.
The Warrior of the Light pays attention to small things because they can severely hamper him.
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
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.
If I must fall, may it be from a high place.
The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances.
"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.
The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.
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.
Those who wish to learn magic ought to begin by looking around them.
Learn to recognize omens, and follow them.
I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.
Falling down is not defeat. Defeat is, when you refuse to get up.
Standing facing the door in an elevator and pretending you're the only person there, no matter how crowded it is.
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.
A warrior of the light...never confuses tension with anxiety.
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.
But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love.
Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military.
Nature itself journeyed, seeking illumination.
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.
The warrior of the light has a destiny to fulfill.
Moving slowly enables us to learn faster.
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.
Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.
And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.
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.
Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.
During sex, it is very difficult to deceive the other person because that is when each person shows who they really are.
You can't want to be happy, because that's too easy and too boring.
People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.
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.
It is necessary to be humble in order to learn.
Life is a journey. How we travel is really up to us. We can just flow with the tide or follow our own dreams.
The third indication that our dreams are dead is peace.
Omens are the individual language in which God talks to you. My omens are not your omens.
God has a prepared path for us to follow. We just have to read the omens he has left for us.
We can't choose our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys or griefs we're given.
Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested.
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.
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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don't need to; it's not for them.
If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it. Now.
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.
Fine words lack all meaning when we are confronted by real suffering.
The warrior of the Light sits around a fire with his companions.
Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.
Never asking a direct question, even though the other person can guess what it is you want to know.
No project is completed until its objective has been achieved.
If someone isn't what others want them to be, the other become angry.
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.
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
In life's most significant moments we are always alone.
Love can only be found through the act of loving.
To love is to be in communion with the other and to discover in that other the spark of God.
All haters are losers, even when they win.
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.
Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.
The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the big facts.
Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.
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.
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.
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.
Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.
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.
And the best way to know who we are is often to find out how others see us.
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.
Coincidence is the language of the stars, for something to happen, so many forces have to be put into action.
Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.
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.
Love doesn't limit itself to relationships: it is a celebration of life.
If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.
Sometimes it is impossible to stop the river of life.
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
So you see, Good and Evil have the same face; it all depends on when they cross the path of each individual human being.
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.
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.
My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer.
Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend.
The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Never apologize for being yourself.
Because time isn't something that always proceeds at the same pace. It is we who determine how quickly time passes.
Love transforms, Love heals. But sometimes it lays deadly traps and ends up destroying the person who decided to surrender himself completely.
The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.
Before commencing battle, the Warrior of Light opens his heart and asks God to inspire him.