Paulo Coelho Quotes & Wallpapers

Paulo Coelho
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Why do so many people chose to spend their whole life destroying paths they didn't even want to follow, instead of following the one path that would lead them somewhere. Paulo Coelho

Everything depends on which path you take. Paulo Coelho

Most important and most vulnerable of human emotions; Love. Paulo Coelho

Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. Paulo Coelho

She wasn't afraid of difficulties, what frightened her was having to choose one particular path. Choosing a path meant missing out on others. She had a whole life to live and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. Paulo Coelho

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place. Paulo Coelho

Some people appear to be happy, but they simply don't give the matter much thought. Others make plans: I'm going to have a husband, a home, two children, a house in the country. As long as they're busy doing that, they're like bulls looking for the bullfighter: they react instinctively, they blunder on, with no idea where the target is. They get their car, sometimes they even get a Ferrari, and they think that's the meaning of life, and they never question it. Yet their eyes betray the sadness that even they don't know they carry in their soul. Are you happy? Paulo Coelho

In a few more days I'd anticipated telling Veronika that our injections had cured her heart condition. But in light of her unscheduled departure form Villette my telling that particular lie will not be required. The majority of people who attempt suicide repeat that attempt until they succeed. I took a risk in lying to her about her condition, i decided to test the only remedy i have come to have any faith in: awareness of life. Until she finds out from some other doctor that she is perfectly healthy. She'll consider each day a miracle. Which in my view it is. Paulo Coelho

Of course. My sadness has become a routine that no one notices anymore. Paulo Coelho

We often do' realize that the extraordinary is to be found in the lives of ordinary people. Paulo Coelho

Millions of couples out there practiced the art of sadomasochism every day, without even realizing it. They went to work, came back, complained about everything, insulted their wife or were insulted by her, felt wretched, but were, nonetheless, tightly bound to their own unhappiness, not realizing that all it would take was a single gesture, a final goodbye, to free them from that oppression. Paulo Coelho

Love can only be found through the act of loving. Paulo Coelho

The world has never been as divided as it is now, what with religious wars, genocides, a lack of respect for the planet, economic crisis, depression, poverty, with everyone wanting instant solutions to at least some of the world's problems or their own. And things only look bleaker as we head into future. Paulo Coelho

All men and women are connected by an energy which we call love, but which is, in fact, the raw material from which the universe was built. This energy cannot be manipulated, it leads us gently forward, it contains all we have to learn in this life. If we try to make it go in the direction we want, we end up desperate, frustrated, disillusioned, because that energy is free and wild. Paulo Coelho

Tragedy depends on the way you see it. If you chose to be a victim of the world, anything which happens to you will feed that dark side of your soul, where you consider yourself wronged, suffering, guilty and deserving punishment. If you choose to be an adventurer, the changes - even the inevitable losses, since everything in this world changes - can cause some pain, but will soon thrust you forward, forcing you to react. Paulo Coelho

Instead of answering your question directly I shall quote from the Indian poet Tagore: "I slept and dreamt that life was joy/ I awoke and saw that life was service/I acted and behold, service was joy." In fact, through my work I discover life, people, and everything which happens around us. Paulo Coelho

I learned long ago that in order to heal my wounds, I must have the courage to face up with them. Paulo Coelho

If I could, I'd write a huge encyclopedia just about the words luck and coincidence Paulo Coelho

God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. Paulo Coelho

When we can do nothing else, we can still love, without expecting any reward or change or gratitude. Paulo Coelho

Life is absolutely insane. Yes, life is insane but the great wisdom lies in choosing your insanity wisely. Paulo Coelho

Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them. Paulo Coelho

In the cycle of nature there is no such thing as victory or defeat; there is only movement. Paulo Coelho

Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honor of losing and the joy of winning. Paulo Coelho

In life's most significant moments we are always alone. Paulo Coelho

Nothing in this world is useless in the eyes of God. Paulo Coelho

When everything seems to be going well and your dream is almost within your gasp, that is when you must be more alert than ever. Paulo Coelho

Love appears and says: "You think you're heading towards a specific point, but the whole justification for the goal's existence lies in your love for it. Rest a little,but as soon as you can, get up and carry on. Because ever since your goal found out that you were traveling toward it, it has been running to meet you. Paulo Coelho

Only those who find life, find treasures. Paulo Coelho

Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better Paulo Coelho

Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form part of a world I do' know, but it's a world where there's no time, so space, no frontiers. Paulo Coelho

Why do' 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 do' 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. Paulo Coelho

we"re allowed to make a lot of mistakes in our lives, except the mistake that destroy us Paulo Coelho

When mouths close, it's because there's something important to be said. Paulo Coelho

What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life? Paulo Coelho

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

Why are we smiling when we loathe each other?' 'Why do we sell happiness to the readers of this magazine when we are profoundly unhappy ourselves, the slaves of fame? Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

you would have to give up all else, I alone would expect you to be your sole and exclusive standard Paulo Coelho

The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort Paulo Coelho

It's the oasis," said the camel driver. "Well, why don't we go there right now?" the boy asked. "Because we have to sleep. Paulo Coelho

This was the kiss I had waited for so long - a kiss born by the river of our childhood, when we didn't yet know what love meant. A kiss that had been suspended in the air as we grew, that had traveled in the world in the sovenier of a medal, and that had remained hidden behind piles of books. A kiss that had been lost and now was found. In the moment of that kiss were years of searching, disillusionment and impossible dreams. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

Everything will happen as was written by the Lord," replied the prophet. "There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason." "What reason?" "That is a question we cannot answer before, or even during the trials. Only when we have overcome them do we understand why they were there. Paulo Coelho

So for the question I go to the mystery of it and say I don't know. I only know that I am alive and there is something that manifests in my life, that it is God and one day I am going to understand my life, probably in the day that I die, or afterwards. But I try to find good questions and not good answers. Paulo Coelho

Assuming, as you grow older, that you're the guardian of the world's wisdom, even if you haven't necessarily lived enough to know what's right and wrong. Paulo Coelho

Marrying the first person who offers you a decent position in society. Love can wait. Paulo Coelho

A Warrior does not go into battle without knowing the limitations of his ally. Paulo Coelho

The first indication that we are killing our dreams is lack of time. The second indication of the death of our dreams is certainty. The third indication that our dreams are dead is peace. Paulo Coelho

Fear of failure leads to failure. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

It's always necessary to know when a stage of one's life has ended. If you stubbornly cling to it after the need has passed, you lose the joy and meaning of the rest. And you risk being shaken to your senses by God. Paulo Coelho

Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are. Paulo Coelho

The old shepherd was right: The only solution was to forget a part of uncertainty and create a new history for oneself. Paulo Coelho

Courage is fear that prays. Paulo Coelho

We must never make our parents sad, even if this means giving up everything that makes us happy.. Paulo Coelho

A Warrior knows that everything a person does has enduring consequences. Paulo Coelho

He knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words. Paulo Coelho

When he is forced to perform the same task several times, the Warrior uses this tactic and transforms work into prayer. Paulo Coelho

A Warrior of the Light shares with others what he knows of the path. Paulo Coelho

He is now walking from his dream. Paulo Coelho

He remembers the five rules of combat set down by Chuan Tzu - faith, companions, time, space and strategy. Paulo Coelho

He is also wary of people who think they know the path. Paulo Coelho

He views life with tenderness and determination. Paulo Coelho

A responsible Warrior is one who has proved able to observe and to learn. Paulo Coelho

The warrior is always trying to improve. Paulo Coelho

The Warrior of the Light knows that everyone is afraid of everyone else. Paulo Coelho

For the Warrior, there is no such thing as an impossible love. Paulo Coelho

He carefully studies the position that he intends to conquer. Paulo Coelho

The Warrior sometimes fights with those he loves. Paulo Coelho

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