Book Quotes by Paulo Coelho

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

The best Book Quotes

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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Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.

Life, Taking actionPaulo Coelho
 
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Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Experience, Courage, MotivationPaulo 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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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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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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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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Don't be someone that searches, finds, and then runs away.

Relationships, LoyaltyPaulo Coelho
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What other people think of you is none of you business.

Self-Confidence, BlasphemyPaulo Coelho
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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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Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

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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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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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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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Those have most power to hurt us, that we love.

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

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

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

Ambition, Character, Work & CarreerPaulo Coelho
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

Breakup & LovesickPaulo 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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The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.

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

Dreaming, VisionPaulo Coelho in The Alchemist
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