Paulo Coelho Quotes & Wallpapers

Paulo Coelho
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I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me. Paulo Coelho

Try to find pleasure in the speed that you're not used to. Changing the way you do routine things allows a new person to grow inside of you. But when all is said and done, you're the one who must decide how you handle it. Paulo Coelho

Yes, my mind was wandering. I wished I were there with someone who could bring peace to my heart someone with whom I could spend a little time without being afraid that i would lose him the next day. With that reassurance, the time would pass more slowly. We could be silent for a while because we'd know we had the rest of our lives together for conversation. I wouldn't have to worry about serious matters, about difficult decisions and hard words. Paulo Coelho

It was shepherds who were the first to recognize a king that the rest of the world refused to acknowledge. Paulo Coelho

At that moment, it seemed to him that time stood still, and the Soul of the World surged within him. When he looked into her dark eyes, and saw that her lips were poised between a laugh and silence, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke-the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert. Something that exerted the same force whenever two pairs of eyes met, as had theirs here at the well. Paulo Coelho

Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested. Paulo Coelho

We tend to seek captivity because we are used to seeing freedom as something that has neither frontiers nor responsibilities. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or-such is the pleasure they experience-they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them. Paulo Coelho

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. Paulo Coelho

Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains. Paulo Coelho

Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" the boy asked. "Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure. Paulo Coelho

Meet your obligations. But obligations never prevented anyone from following their dreams. Remember that you are a manifestation of the absolute, and do only those things in your life that are worth the effort. Only those who do that will understand the great transformations that are yet to be seen. Paulo Coelho

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Paulo Coelho

With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven. Paulo Coelho

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple. Paulo Coelho

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

You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. Paulo Coelho

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. Paulo Coelho

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time. Paulo Coelho

Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military. Paulo Coelho

I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success. Paulo Coelho

I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price - which has been the case most of the time. Paulo Coelho

MySpace is an addiction. Paulo Coelho

The major religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, they deny somehow that God has a feminine face. However, if you go to the holy texts, you see there is this feminine presence. Paulo Coelho

About the idea of a clash between cultures, between civilisations, I don't believe in it. It's something some political leaders tried to use, and that the media tried and are still trying to sell us, in order to simplify the world and their work. Paulo Coelho

Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness. Paulo Coelho

Music for me, it demands full concentration. Paulo Coelho

Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man. Paulo Coelho

In writing, I apply my feminine side and respect the mystery involved in creation. Paulo Coelho

Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species. Paulo Coelho

Sometimes I catch myself stooping, and whenever I am like that, I am sure something is not quite right. Paulo Coelho

Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes. Paulo Coelho

How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it. Paulo Coelho

Happiness is this place that, once you arrive there, you have nothing else to do. You get bored. Passion is this up and down; it's like a rollercoaster, you know, and much more interesting to me. Paulo Coelho

I only can write a book every two years, you know. And I write very fast, but I'm not always writing every day. I needed a contact with different things, like nature, for example. I cannot be in front of a computer trying to tell a story. Paulo Coelho

I'm like everyone else-I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does. Paulo Coelho

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. Paulo Coelho

The boy reached through to the Soul of the World, and saw that it was part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the Soul of God was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles. Paulo Coelho

Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy. Paulo Coelho

But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here. Paulo Coelho

We are not worshipping anyone or anything, we are simply communing with creation. Paulo Coelho

I wept because I was re-experiencing the enthusiasm of my childhood; I was once again a child, and nothing in the world could cause me harm. Paulo Coelho

And although she was sometimes dissatisfied with herself, she felt unable to go beyond her own limitations. Books were safer. Paulo Coelho

Omens are the individual language in which God talks to you. My omens are not your omens. Paulo Coelho

Timidity puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them. Paulo Coelho

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. I spent a large part of my youth traveling the world as a hippie. And what money did I have then? None. I barely had enough to pay for my fare. But I still consider those to have been the best years of my youth. The great lessons I learned has been precisely those that my journeys had taught me. Paulo Coelho

Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force. Paulo Coelho

My aim is to understand love. I know how alive I felt when I was in love, and I know that everything I have now, however interesting it might seem, doesn't really excited me. But love is a terrible thing: I've seen my girlfriends suffer and I don't want the same thing to happen to me. ... Although my aim is to understand love, and although I suffer to think of people to whom I gave my heart, I see that those who touched my heart failed to arouse my body, and that those who aroused my body failed to touch my heart. Paulo Coelho

Fear exists until the moment when the unavoidable happens, after that we must waste none of our energy on it. Paulo Coelho

If something happens once, it may never happen again. If it happens twice it most likely will keep happening. Paulo Coelho

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world. Paulo Coelho

You don't need to explain your dreams. They belong to you. Paulo Coelho

...in all the woods and forests, God did not create a single leaf the same as any other... People go against nature because they lack the courage to be different. Paulo Coelho

Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world. Paulo Coelho

Don't allow anyone to steal your joy. Paulo Coelho

In dire times you can lose joy, but you can't lose hope. Hope is your guide. Paulo Coelho

We are what we do, and not what we think we must do. Paulo Coelho

When I was 40, I wrote my first book, The Pilgrimage, and I said to myself, "why did it take so long for me to write this book?" Because my dream, since I was 10 years old, was to be a writer. I said, I have to revisit my life using a metaphor, and the metaphor was basically this boy that has a dream and has to go far away to realize that his dream is close to him. Paulo Coelho

Most experiences provoke a transformation in you. So, when you live something, live it fully because you never know when this is going to happen again and not only that, if it even happens again, it will not have the same impact. Paulo Coelho

I am living here and now. The blessing of my life is that I am totally concentrating on the present moment. And I want to be because there is nothing but the present moment. Paulo Coelho

Books are not about messages. I write to understand my soul Paulo Coelho

I am who I was and who I will be. Paulo Coelho

Empty your mind, stop thinking about anything, simply be. Paulo Coelho

Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price. Paulo Coelho

Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you'd sink into chaos. Paulo Coelho

The rain is falling ever harder, and all I can hear is the sound of the water. I'm drenched, but I can't move. I don't want to leave, because I don't know where to go Paulo Coelho

We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in the sands. Paulo Coelho

People destroy what they love. Paulo Coelho

Follow your dreams and take your risks. Paulo Coelho



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