Paulo Coelho Quotes & Wallpapers

Paulo Coelho
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And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision. Paulo Coelho

You can't avoid pain, but you can choose to overcome it. Paulo Coelho

We are what we believe ourselves to be Paulo Coelho

Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments - but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken. Paulo Coelho

Then she opened her eyes, Veronika did not think 'this must be heaven'. Heaven would never use a fluorescent tube to light a room, and the pain - which started a fraction of a second later - was typical of the Earth. Ah, that Earth pain - unique, unmistakable. Paulo Coelho

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

After weeks on the road, listening to a language you don't understand, using a currency whose value you don't comprehend, walking down streets you've never walked down before, you discover that your old "I," along with everything you ever learned, is absolutely no use at all in the face of those new challenges, and you begin to realize that buried deep in your unconscious mind there is someone much more interesting and adventurous and more open to the world and to new experiences. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

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

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

Don't think about what you'll tell people afterward. The time is here and now. Make the most of it. Paulo Coelho

People only give value to a thing if they have, at some point, been uncertain as to whether or not they'll get it. Paulo Coelho

Deja vu is more than just that fleeting moment of surprise, instantly forgotten because we never bother with things that make no sense. It show that time doesn't pass. It's a leap into something we have already experienced and that is being repeated. Paulo Coelho

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

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

Sometimes, we need to be strangers to ourselves. Then the hidden light in our soul will illuminate what we need to see. Paulo Coelho

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

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

There are neither winners nor losers; there are only stages that must be gone through. When the human heart understands this, it is free and able to accept difficult times without being deceived by moments of glory Paulo Coelho

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

All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready. Paulo Coelho

People say strange things, the boy thought. Sometimes it's better to be with the sheep, who don't say anything. And better still to be alone with one's books. They tell their incredible stories at the time when you want to hear them. But when you're talking to people, they say some things that are so strange that you don't know how to continue the conversation. Paulo Coelho

Sometimes it's better to leave things as they are, he thought to himself, and decided to say nothing. Paulo Coelho

In order to live fully, it is necessary to be in constant movement, only then can each day be different from the last. Paulo Coelho

The desert takes our dreams away from us, and they don't always return. Paulo Coelho

When you cease doubting, you have stopped moving forward. Paulo Coelho

Everything is worship if your mind is focused on the present moment. Paulo Coelho

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

It's not always enough to be forgiven by someone, in most cases we have to forgive ourselves first. Paulo Coelho

We all have an unknown ability, which will probably remain unknown forever. And yet that ability can become our ally. Since it's impossible to measure that ability or give it an economic value, it's never taken seriously. Paulo Coelho

To one who knocks, the door will open. Paulo Coelho

Have courage, be capable of loving.... Be happy in love. Be joyful in victory. Follow the dictates of your heart. Paulo Coelho

If you come here, you will find a hidden treasure. Paulo Coelho

When she opened her eyes, Veronika did not think this must be heaven. Heaven would never use a fluorescent tube to light a room, and the pain - which started a fraction of a second later - was typical of the Earth. Ah, that Earth pain - unique, unmistakable. Paulo Coelho

Lao-tzu's words, was: place all your feelings outside of yourself and you will be renewed. Paulo Coelho

If someone is giving us something, that's because we're incapable of getting it for ourselves. Paulo Coelho

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. Never forget your personal legend. Your silent heart will guide you. Be silent now. It is the possibility of a dream that makes life interesting. You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important. Paulo Coelho

We pretend to be strong because we are weak. Paulo Coelho

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

When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself. Paulo Coelho

Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone. Paulo Coelho

When we both experienced the love that consumes, we shared in the Absolute. The Absolute shows each of us who we really are; it is an enormous web of cause and effect, where every small gesture made by one person affects the life of someone else. This morning, that slice of the Absolute was still very much alive in my soul. I was seeing not only you but everything there is in the world, unlimited by space or time. Paulo Coelho

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

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

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

We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. Paulo Coelho

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

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

And one more thing: you still believe that man can be good. If that weren't the case, you wouldn't have invented all this nonsense to convince yourself otherwise. Paulo Coelho

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed. Paulo Coelho

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

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. Paulo Coelho

The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes. Paulo Coelho

The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality - it connects you to reality. Paulo Coelho

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

What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I'm someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the best way that I found in order to see myself. Paulo Coelho

With all due respect, the Mona Lisa is overrated. Paulo Coelho

However happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the prettiest woman, buy a bigger house, change cars, desire what we do not have. Paulo Coelho

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

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

You should treat a muse like a fairy. Paulo Coelho

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong. Paulo Coelho

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

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this. Paulo Coelho

MySpace is my wife... Facebook is my mistress. Paulo Coelho

I am a Catholic, not so committed to the church, but to the idea of the Virgin, the female face of God. Paulo Coelho

I am not a self-help writer. I am a self-problem writer. When people read my books, I provoke some things. I cannot justify my work. I do my work; it is up to them to classify it, to judge. Paulo Coelho

What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars. Paulo Coelho

Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to. Paulo Coelho

How many of us will be saved the pain of seeing the most important things in our lives disappearing from one moment to the next? I don't just mean people, but our ideas and dreams too: we might survive a day, a week, a few years, but we're all condemned to lose. Our body remains alive, yet sooner or later our soul will receive the 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...they too are the victims of the reality they created. Paulo Coelho

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