Paulo Coelho Quotes & Wallpapers

Paulo Coelho
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There is only one sin - lack of love. Be brave, be capable of loving, even if love seems a terrible and treacherous thing. Find joy in love. Find joy in victory. Follow the dictates of your heart. Paulo Coelho

Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners. Paulo Coelho

We have to be prepared for change. Paulo Coelho

Insanity is to behave like someone that you are not. Paulo Coelho

We make a lot of detours, but we're always heading for the same destination Paulo Coelho

Live fully, love deeply, let go with no bitterness. Paulo Coelho

Don't ask permission to be happy. Don't beg for forgiveness. Just do it. Paulo Coelho

You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit. Paulo Coelho

They were so ignorant, so naive, so resigned to their lot. They refused to believe anything that didn't fit in with what they were used to believing. Paulo Coelho

There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Paulo Coelho

Love doesn't need to be understood, it needs to be demonstrated Paulo Coelho

If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain. Paulo Coelho

Do you know what I've learned? That although ecstasy is the ability to stand outside yourself, dance is a way of rising up into space, of discovering new dimensions while still remaining in touch with your body. When you dance, the spiritual world and the real world manage to coexist quite happily. I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies. Paulo Coelho

That is the Mongolian creation myth: out of two different natures love is born. In contradiction, love grows in strength. In confrontation and transformation, love is preserved. Paulo Coelho

signs are an extremely personal language that we develop throughout our lives, by trial and error, until we begin to understand that God is guiding us. Paulo Coelho

Faith as tiny as a grain of sand allows us to move mountains. Paulo Coelho

When I asked you if you wanted to, I was not testing your courage. I was testing your wisdom. Paulo Coelho

As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, "Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That's where I am, and thats where your treasure is. Paulo Coelho

Outside, beyond what is right and wrong, there exists a vast field. We will find each other there Paulo Coelho

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, and there is nothing new under the sun, as Solomon said more than three thousand years ago. Paulo Coelho

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired. Paulo Coelho

What counts in a good story is the person inside. Keep it simple. Paulo Coelho

I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea. Paulo Coelho

If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear. Paulo Coelho

Happiness: there are a series of rules, and if you fail to follow them, your conscious mind will refuse to accept the idea that you're happy. Paulo Coelho

Nothing wrong with appearing to be a fool, if what you are doing is intelligent. Paulo Coelho

The parents always insisted on telling their child that their secret friends didn't exist - perhaps because they had forgotten that they too had spoken to their angel at one time. Or, who knows, perhaps they thought they lived in a world where there was no longer any place for angels. Paulo Coelho

A bird in a cage is safe but God didn't create birds for that. Paulo Coelho

In Eleven Minutes, I started with the question of why sexuality is considered one of the major issues in life. Paulo Coelho

There is no sin but the lack of love. Paulo Coelho

There is only one way to learn ... It's through action. Paulo Coelho

A warrior of the light never confuses tension with anxiety. Paulo Coelho

Seek out people who aren't afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes. Because of that, their work often isn't recognized, but they are precisely the kind of people who change the world and, after many mistakes, do something that will transform their own community completely. Paulo Coelho

First develop a strategy that utilizes everything around you. The best way to prepare for a challenge is to cultivate the ability to call on an infinite variety of responses. Paulo Coelho

Life is a dream from which we wake only when we meet death.Italic text Paulo Coelho

For a writer you have to be interested in different cultures, different backgrounds. You are not there to write only about your village. You're there to show a bit of your village, but also to understand other villages. Paulo Coelho

I like to be challenged with language, so I start to do texts for my blogs that people can download, can spread. There is no commercial interest behind it. It's only for fun, like doing something that you really enjoy to do. I have texts that I write specifically for the internet and I put them there. I am interested in how readers also respond to the texts that I write to them. Paulo Coelho

You have two types of writers: one like Proust who was locked in his room and wrote the masterpiece. And the other type was Hemingway who celebrated life and also wrote a masterpiece. Paulo Coelho

A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: "Are' you tired of waiting?" "Yes," answers the rose, "but if I close my petals, I will wither and die. Paulo Coelho

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By the River Piedra I sat down and wept. There is a legend that everything that falls into the waters of this river - leaves, insects, the feathers of birds - is transformed into the rocks that make the riverbed. If only I could tear out my heart and hurl it into the current, then my pain and longing would be over, and I could finally forget. Paulo Coelho

Relax...90% of haters are begging for love. 10% just want a little attention Paulo Coelho

Life is a long pilgrimage from fear to love. Paulo Coelho

God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for one reason: it's a future that was written so as to be altered. Paulo Coelho

He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have. Paulo Coelho

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. Paulo Coelho

Everyday God gives us a moment in which it is possible to change everything that makes us unhappy. Paulo Coelho

If one day I could get out of here, I would allow myself to be crazy. Everyone is indeed crazy, but the craziest are the ones who don't know they're crazy; they just keep repeating what others tell them to. Paulo Coelho

All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that's a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly. Paulo Coelho

behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire. Paulo Coelho

He knew one of the women well, and had shared his universe with her. They had seen the same mountains, and the same trees, although each of them had seem them differently. She knew his weaknesses, his moments of hatred, of despair. Yet she was there at his side. They shared the same universe. Paulo Coelho

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path. Paulo Coelho

But he was wrong. Because I had fought with my heart and defeated it long ago. I was certainly not going to become passionate about something that was impossible. I knew my limits; I knew how much suffering i could bear. Paulo Coelho

Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we've learned as we've moved toward that dream. That's the point at which most people give up. It's the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one 'dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. Paulo Coelho

There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired. Paulo Coelho

Defeat exists but not suffering. A true warrior knows that when he loses a battle, he is improving the skill with which he wields a sword. He will be able to fight more skilfullly next time. Paulo Coelho

Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it. Paulo Coelho

Only a man who is happy can create happiness in others. Paulo Coelho

Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of taking a stand in life. It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others and fight for your rights. It is always easier to hear an insult and not retaliate than have the courage to fight back against someone stronger than yourself; we can always say we're not hurt by the stones others throw at us, and it's only at night - when we're alone and our wife or our husband or our school friend is asleep - that we can silently grieve over our own cowardice. Paulo Coelho

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused. Paulo Coelho

If a man we don't know phones us up one day and talks a little, makes no suggestions, says nothing special, but nevertheless pays us the kind of attention we rarely receive, we're quite capable of going to bed with him that night, feeling relatively in love. That's what we women are like, and there's nothing wrong with that - it's the nature of the female to open herself to love easily. Paulo Coelho

when fate is very generous with us, there is always a well into which all our dreams can tumble. Paulo Coelho

Why is patience so important?" "Because it makes us pay attention. Paulo Coelho

Borges said there are only four stories to tell: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power and the voyage. All of us writers rewrite these same stories ad infinitum. Paulo Coelho

No one should ever ask themselves that: why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy. Paulo Coelho

The world lies in the hands of those that have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams - each according to his or her own talent. Paulo Coelho

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho

Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way. Paulo Coelho

I have been practicing archery for a long time; a bow and arrow helps me to unwind. Paulo Coelho

I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parents locked me in a mental institution - they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing. Paulo Coelho



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