The best Quotes by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is best known for his novel The Alchemist.

Paulo Coelho belongs to the following category: Writers

The best Book Quotes

What other people think of you is none of your business.

Self-Confidence, Gossip & RumorsPaulo Coelho
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

Change, BeginningPaulo Coelho
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Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.

LovePaulo Coelho
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

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

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

DecisionsPaulo Coelho in Eleven Minutes
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Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.

DesirePaulo Coelho in Eleven Minutes
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One day you will wake up and there wont be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.

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

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

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

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

Dreaming, VisionPaulo Coelho in The Alchemist
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It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.

Paulo Coelho in The Zahir
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Those have most power to hurt us, that we love.

HurtingPaulo Coelho
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Don't be someone that searches, finds, and then runs away.

Relationships, LoyaltyPaulo Coelho
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The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.

Change, Wind, DesertsPaulo Coelho in The Alchemist
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You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say!

HeartPaulo Coelho in The Alchemist
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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.

Children & ChildhoodPaulo Coelho in The Fifth Mountain
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Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

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

Paulo Coelho
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Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.

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

Dreaming, Fear, MotivationPaulo Coelho
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'Difficulty' is the name of an ancient tool that was created to define who we are.

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

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

Lies, EyesPaulo Coelho
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Her greatest problem was that she was a woman of the twenty-second century living in the twenty-first, and making no secret of the fact either. Did she pay a price? She certainly did.

Paulo Coelho in The Witch of Portobello
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I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

Patience & EndurancePaulo Coelho
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I think that perhaps we always fall in love the very first time we see the man of our dreams, even though, at the time, reason may be telling otherwise, and we may fight against that instinct, hoping against hope that we won't win, until there comes a point when we allow ourselves to be vanquished by our feelings...

LovePaulo Coelho
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When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

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

Getting upPaulo Coelho in The Alchemist
 
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

Forgetting, WaitingPaulo Coelho in By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
 
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Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

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

Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist
 
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When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.

Farewell & GoodbyePaulo Coelho in The Zahir
 
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Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Paulo Coelho in Brida
 
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Tears are words that need to be written.

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

Paulo Coelho in The Fifth Mountain
 
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The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.

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

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

Paulo Coelho in By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
 
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People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.

Paulo Coelho in Veronika beschließt zu sterben
 
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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.

Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist
 
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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.

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

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

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

Paulo Coelho in Eleven Minutes
 
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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 in By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
 
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Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

Paulo Coelho in The Devil and Miss Prym
 
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Your eyes show the strength of your soul.

EyesPaulo Coelho in The Alchemist
 
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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.

Fake FriendsPaulo Coelho in The Zahir
 
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