Paulo Coelho Quotes & Wallpapers

Paulo Coelho
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Now go back and meet all those people who you think know everything. Convince yourself that they're right, because we all know everything, it's merely a question of believing. Paulo Coelho

Omens are a language, it's the alphabet we develop to speak to the world's soul, or the universe's, or God's, whatever name you want to give it. Like an alphabet, it is individual, you only learn it by making mistakes, and that keeps you from globalizing the spiritual quest. Paulo Coelho

We must be amusing at all times and sneer at those who express their real feelings; it's dangerous for a tribe to allow its members to show their feelings. Paulo Coelho

Often, during combat, the warrior of light receives blows that he was not expecting. And he realizes that, during a war, his enemy is bound to win some of the battles. When this happens, the warrior of light weeps bitter tears and rests in order to recover his energies a little. But he immediately resumes the battle for his dreams. Paulo Coelho

The Warrior knows about the "waterfall effect". Paulo Coelho

Often, warriors find their lives meaningless. Paulo Coelho

A Warrior of the Light cannot always choose his battlefield. Paulo Coelho

He sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters. Paulo Coelho

Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties. Paulo Coelho

Carry in your memory, for the rest of your life, the good things that came out of those difficulties. They will serve as a proof of your abilities and will give you confidence when you are faced by other obstacles. Paulo Coelho

She said she was neither happy nor unhappy, and that was why she couldn't go on. Each person knows the extent of their own suffering, or the total absence of meaning in their lives. Paulo Coelho

I believe that I am guided by chance encounters. I believe in the miracle of chance encounters. Paulo Coelho

Feelings form part of a world in which time, space and frontiers do not exist. Paulo Coelho

Eat when it is time to eat. And walk when it is time to walk. Paulo Coelho

All battles have some use, including those in which we were defeated. Paulo Coelho

The search for happiness is purely personal and not a model we can give to others. Paulo Coelho

It is necessary to run risks, to follow certain paths and to abandon others. No one can make a choice without feeling fear. Paulo Coelho

When someone wants something, they must know why they are fighting. This is the only reason to seek a reward. Paulo Coelho

Judging yourself to be full of virtue paralyses. Judging yourself to be full of guilt also paralyses. Paulo Coelho

Each human being has the right to seek out joy, joy being understood as something which makes one content - not necessarily that which makes others content. Paulo Coelho

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

This is the first teaching of the Knights: You will erase everything you had written in the book of your life up until now: restlessness, uncertainty, lies. And in the place of all this you will write the word courage. Paulo Coelho

Tears are words that need to be written. Paulo Coelho

because it seemed too simple to accept that life was an act of faith. Paulo Coelho

But if I don't think about love, I will be nothing. Paulo Coelho

What made you fall in love with a prostitute?" "I didn't understand it myself at the time. But I've thought about it since, and I think it was because, knowing that your body would never be mine alone, I had to concentrate on conquering your soul. Paulo Coelho

if a book isn't self-explanatory, then it isn't worth reading. Paulo Coelho

There is no time to leave important words unsaid. Paulo Coelho

A wise person is full of questions. A dull person is full of answers. Paulo Coelho

There is only one difference between teacher and disciple: the former is slightly less afraid than the latter." ~Deidre O'Neill, known as Edde (p. 213) Paulo Coelho

I ? forgive not because I became a saint, but because I'm tired of hating. Paulo Coelho

And so I am this pilgrim - if I can somehow answer your question - who's constantly amazed by this journey. Who is learning a new thing every single day. But who's not accumulating knowledge, because then it becomes a very heavy burden in your back. I am this person who is proud to be a pilgrim, and who's trying to honor his journey. Paulo Coelho

Men take the oddest satisfaction in feeling superior without knowing that most of the time they are being utterly predictable. Paulo Coelho

If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho

If there is suffering, then it's best to accept it, because it won't go away just because you pretend it's not there. If there is joy, then it's best to accept that too, even though you're afraid it might end one day. Paulo Coelho

There must be a language that doesn't depend on words. Paulo Coelho

If you say it was the "last" time, it might well turn out to be the last. What you meant was "the most recent time I was here". Paulo Coelho

I don't want to change anything, because I don't know how to deal with change. Paulo Coelho

Every person on the face of the earth has a gift. In some this reveals itself spontaneously, others have to work to find it. Paulo Coelho

When we boldly seek love, love reveals itself to us, and we end up attracting more love. If one person loves us, everybody loves us. Paulo Coelho

A warrior is always aware of what is worth fighting for. He does not go into combat over things that do not concern him, and he never wastes his time over provocations. Paulo Coelho

Not knowing whether to wait or to forget is the worst kind of suffering. Paulo Coelho

I do' believe in God as you imagine Him to be, but I believe in many things that you could never even dream of. Paulo Coelho

At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie. Paulo Coelho

If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return. Paulo Coelho

Seek to live. Remembrance is for the old. Paulo Coelho

Warriors of the light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn. Paulo Coelho

You feel that nothing you have learned has put down roots, that while you're capable of entering the magical universe, you cannot remain submerged in it. You feel that all of this may be nothing but a fantasy dreamed up by people to fend off their fear of death. Paulo Coelho

Every note leaves in each of us a memory, but it is the melody as a whole that tells a story, the story of someone wanting to get closer to another person and who keeps on trying, despite repeated rejections. Paulo Coelho

If I were to persuade just one person to stop fighting for something they were convinced was worthwhile, I would end up persuading myself, and my whole life would be diminished. Paulo Coelho

Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks, and do what you really want to do. Paulo Coelho

As a writer I have to find platforms that can use this writing process. The internet is one of them. Paulo Coelho

I don't choose. Normally it's the book that chooses me. Paulo Coelho

Dream and don't ask too many questions, or fear will overcome your feelings. Paulo Coelho

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Paulo Coelho

Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him. Paulo Coelho

We always have a tendency to see those things that do not exist and to be blind to the great lessons that are right there before our eyes. Paulo Coelho

She had just realized there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar. Paulo Coelho

I read the Bible and know little of its history, but the human beings who wrote it were instruments of Divine Power, and Jesus forged a far stronger bond than the ten commandments: love. Birds and monkeys, or any of God's creatures, obey their instincts and merely do what they're programmed to do. In the case of the human being, things are more complicated because we know about love and its traps. Paulo Coelho

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. Paulo Coelho

I talk to my readers on social networking sites, but I never tell them what the book is about. Writing is lonely, so from time to time I talk to them on the Internet. It's like chatting at a bar without leaving your office. I talk with them about a lot of things other than my books. Paulo Coelho

The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever. Paulo Coelho

The only thing that relaxes me is archery. That's why I have to have apartments with gardens. Paulo Coelho

Everything is possible, from angels to demons to economists and politicians. Paulo Coelho

Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere. Paulo Coelho

I lived in a dictatorship in Brazil, and I was arrested three times. I felt in my flesh what it is to live under such a regime and experience deprivation of freedom. Paulo Coelho

When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries. Paulo Coelho

The past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning. Paulo Coelho

An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely. Paulo Coelho

It isn't the desire to abide by the law that makes everyone behave as society requires, but the fear of punishment. Each one of us carries a gallows inside us. Paulo Coelho

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