Paulo Coelho Quotes & Wallpapers

Paulo Coelho
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Today, writers want to impress other writers. Paulo Coelho

We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question. Paulo Coelho

I never say I am a guru. Paulo Coelho

I'm first and foremost a writer. I followed my personal legend, my childhood dream of becoming a writer, but I can't say why I'm one. Paulo Coelho

Physical elegance, which is what I am talking about here, comes from the body. This is no superficial matter, but rather the way that man found to honour the way he places his two feet on the ground. Paulo Coelho

I don't try to control my days. Paulo Coelho

I learned that the search for God is a Dark Night, that Faith is a Dark Night. And that's hardly a surprise really, because for us each day is a dark night. None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, and yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith. Paulo Coelho

Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. Anyone who tries to imprison love will cut off the spring that feeds it, and the trapped water will grow stagnant. Paulo Coelho

After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony. Paulo Coelho

Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem Paulo Coelho

Death frees from the fear of dying Paulo Coelho

This is why alchemy exists," the boy said. "So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for lead; and then lead will have to turn itself into gold. That's what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. Paulo Coelho

If theater is ritual, then dance is too... It's as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you. Paulo Coelho

A man's dignity isn't measured by the people he has around him when he's at the peak of his success, but by his ability not to forget those who helped him when his need was greatest. Paulo Coelho

Everything which is done in the present, affects the future by consequence, and the past by redemption. Paulo Coelho

No one can learn to love by following a manual, and no one can learn to write by following a course. I'm not telling you to seek out other writers but to find people with different skills from yourself, because writing is no different from any other activity done with joy and enthusiasm. Paulo Coelho

Never apologize for being yourself. Paulo Coelho

I saw that everything really was written there before me, and that the doors had only been closed before because I hadn't realized that I was the one person in the world with the authority to open them. Paulo Coelho

Every man has a feminine side, and every woman a masculine side. It is important to use discipline with intuition, and to use intuition with objectivity. Paulo Coelho

Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move. Paulo Coelho

Faith shows us that we are never alone. Transformation helps us to love the mystery. Paulo Coelho

A writer is basically someone who shares his or her value or vision of the world. Paulo Coelho

Children are always looking at the world as if it was for the first time in their lives. So, we should always look to the world with the eyes of a child. I am not saying be naive, I am saying be innocent in the sense of discovering things. Paulo Coelho

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Dream is also just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment Paulo Coelho

May love fill your heart, compassion guide your mind, faith rule your soul. Paulo Coelho

No one should let themselves get used to anything. Paulo Coelho

Men always have their reasons. But the fact is that they always wind up leaving. Paulo Coelho

Love perseveres. It's men who change. Paulo Coelho

Fashion is merely a saying: I belong to your world. I'm wearing the same uniform as your army, so don't shoot. Paulo Coelho

Fashion may renew itself every six months but one thing remains the same: bouncers always wear black. Paulo Coelho

In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. Paulo Coelho

The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the good fight. Paulo Coelho

Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once. Paulo Coelho

If I believe I will win, then victory will believe in me. Paulo Coelho

Instead of noting down things I'm unlikely to forget, I will write a poem. Even if I have never written one before and even if I never do so again, I will at least know that I once had the courage to put my feelings into words. Paulo Coelho

God created the visible world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom Paulo Coelho

Too often, we decide to follow a path that is not really our own, one that others have set for us. We forget that...in both cases we will pass through both difficult and happy moments. But when we are living our dream, the difficulties we encounter make sense. Paulo Coelho

We can't choose our lives, but we can DECIDE what to do with the joys or griefs we're given. Paulo Coelho

There is no better time than the autumn to begin forgetting the things that trouble us, allowing them to fall away like dried leaves. There is no better time to dance again, to make the most of every crumb of sunlight and warm body and soul with its rays before it falls asleep and becomes only a dim light bulb in the skies. Paulo Coelho

There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting. Paulo Coelho

Don't expect to get anything back, don't expect recognition for your efforts, don't expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Act because you need to act Paulo Coelho

Fortunate are those who take the first steps. Paulo Coelho

Things do not always happen the way I would have wanted, and it's best that I get used to that. Paulo Coelho

if you force yourself to be the same as everyone else. It causes neuroses, psychoses, and paranoia. it's a distortion of nature, it goes against God's laws, for in all the world's woods and forests he did not create a single leaf the same as another. Paulo Coelho

Come on, let's go. Crazy people do crazy things. Paulo Coelho

The True Lover is the one who realizes that Loyalty must go hand in hand with Freedom. Paulo Coelho

Thy will be done, my Lord. Because you know the weakness in the heart of your children, and you assign each of them only the burden they can bear. May you understand my love-because it is the only thing I have that is really mine, the only thing that I will be able to take with me into the next life. Please allow it to be courageous and pure; please make it capable of surviving the snares of the world. Paulo Coelho

Be fully awake if you want to dream Paulo Coelho

Whenever we need to make a very important decision it is best to trust our instincts, because reason usually tries to remove us from our dream, saying that the time is not yet right. Reason is afraid of defeat, but intuition enjoys life and its challenges. Paulo Coelho

Wait. This was the first lesson I had learned about love. The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways - and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection. Paulo Coelho

Don't expect your genius to be discovered; do what you must do because it gives you joy. Don't expect your love to be accepted. Love because it justifies your life. Paulo Coelho

I don't care whether it was once sacred or not, I HATE WHAT I DO. It's destroying my soul, making me lose touch with myself, teaching me that pain is a reward, that money buys everything and justifies everything. Paulo Coelho

You need to wake up if you want to dream. Paulo Coelho

Make each day truly new, dressing it with the blessings of heaven, bathing it in wisdom and love and putting yourself under the protection of Mother Nature. Learn from the wise, from the sacred books, but do not forget that every mountain, river, plant or tree also has something to teach. Paulo Coelho

The universe stands aside for those people who know where they are going... Paulo Coelho

If we accept all that is wrong about us - and despite it, believe that we are deserving of a happy life - then we will have thrown open an immense window that will allow love to enter. Paulo Coelho

Behind a cold face there is always an insecure heart. Paulo Coelho

Believe that if Allah wants you to know something, someone will tell you. Paulo Coelho

In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong. Paulo Coelho

I savour the idea of my new state: single and a millionaire. Paulo Coelho

Evil had to manifest itself and fulfill its role, so that ultimately Good could prevail. [...] Evil needs to manifest itself, for them to understand the value of Good. Paulo Coelho

It is much more intelligent, more practical, to be good rather than evil. Paulo Coelho

Knowledge was always the power that kept the Universe in its place and the stars turning in their orbits. Paulo Coelho

People learn, early in their lives, what is their reason for being. Maybe that's why they give up on it so early, too. Paulo Coelho

Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate build exaggeratedly high defense againts the outside world, againts new people, new places, different experiences and leave their own world stripped bare. It is there that bitterness begins irrevocable work. Paulo Coelho

The ship is safest when it is in port, but that's not what ships were built for. Paulo Coelho

The true lover realizes that freedom is needed for loyalty to blossom. Paulo Coelho

fate is strange.. almost no one i know married the first love of their lives. but for those who did are always telling me that they missed soemthing important, that they didn't experience all that they might have.." - by the river piedra i sat down and wept Paulo Coelho

It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own. Paulo Coelho

A man only has a soul to be won or lost. Paulo Coelho



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