The best Quotes from The Witch of Portobello

The best Quotes from The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published in 2006, about a woman born in Transylvania to a Romani mother in a gypsy tribe without wedlock.

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.
After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.
You are what you believe yourself to be.
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.
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Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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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.
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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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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.
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Those have most power to hurt us, that we love.
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Don't be someone that searches, finds, and then runs away.
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The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.
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We are what they grow beyond. That is the true burden of all masters.
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
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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.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
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.
The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.
Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
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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.
People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
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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.
Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.
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.
Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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