Paulo Coelho Quotes & Wallpapers

Paulo Coelho
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Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. Paulo Coelho

People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want. Paulo Coelho

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. Paulo Coelho

There are two kinds of idiots - those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat. Paulo Coelho

In the long run what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them than their own destinies. Paulo Coelho

It's only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the master work. Paulo Coelho

Your eyes show the strength of your soul. Paulo Coelho

Christ surrounded himself with beggars, prostitutes, tax-collectors and fishermen. ... what he meant by this was that the divine spark is in every soul and is never extinguished ... Paulo Coelho

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Paulo Coelho

No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes. Paulo Coelho

Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility. Paulo Coelho

I'm not a person that socializes very well. Paulo Coelho

I love almost everything about my work except conferences. I am too shy in front of an audience. But I love signings and having eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul. Paulo Coelho

My literature is much more the result of a paradox than that of an implacable logic, typical of police novels. The paradox is the tension that exists in my soul. Paulo Coelho

Writing is a solitary experience. I'm extremely superstitious. If I talk about the book or name the title out loud before finishing, I feel the energy I need to write will be drained. It's so intimate, I can't even share it with my wife. Paulo Coelho

Creativity is basically a feminine process. I'm convinced that we have in our soul, everybody, this masculine side and this feminine side. So at the end of the day, you always use this feminine creative energy to write or to do any type of art or creativity. So if I see that my protagonist is feminine, it's not more difficult, no. And even when my protagonist is masculine, I'm writing from using this feminine energy. Paulo Coelho

If I must fall, may it be from a high place. Paulo Coelho

A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual. Paulo Coelho

Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other. Paulo Coelho

The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn't think. To think is to make mistakes. Paulo Coelho

How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us? Paulo Coelho

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip. Paulo Coelho

From the moment that you feel enthusiastic about everything, you know that you are following your heart. Paulo Coelho

Terror, terror, terror. Life was a reign o terror in the shadow of the guillotine. Paulo Coelho

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. Paulo Coelho

We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules. Paulo Coelho

Long distance relationships are living proof that love is not just physical. I can feel you next to me even when you're thousands of miles away. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering. Paulo Coelho

Life is too short for us to keep important words, for example, 'I love you', locked in our hearts. Paulo Coelho

Do not ask yourself if your love is big enough, because love is neither big nor small, it is simply love. Paulo Coelho

If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination. Paulo Coelho

Let go of the idea that the path will lead you to your goal. The truth is that with each step we take, we arrive. Repeat that to yourself every morning: 'I've arrived.' That way you'll find it much easier to stay in touch with each second of your day. Paulo Coelho

Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field. Paulo Coelho

A miracle happened: another day of life. Paulo Coelho

Everybody has to share something. This is one of the most important laws of the human condition, is the necessity to share. This is the task of the writer - but not only of a writer, of every human being - it is to share something that he or she has. Paulo Coelho

The present moment, though, is outside of time, it's Eternity. In India they use the word "karma" for lack of any better term. But it's a concept that's rarely given a proper explanation. It isn't what you did in the past that will affect the present. It's what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future. Paulo Coelho

We often don't realize that the extraordinary is to be found in the lives of ordinary people. Paulo Coelho

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are. Paulo Coelho

The srongest love is the love which is not afraid to show the weakness Paulo Coelho

I understand that suffering, when it cannot be avoided, is here to help me on my way to my dreams Paulo Coelho

If we resist the temptation to allow other people to define who we are, then we will gradually be able to let the sun inside our own soul shine forth. Paulo Coelho

I will be able to love above all discontentment. To give even when I am stripped of everything. To dry tears even when I am still crying. To believe even when I am discredited. Paulo Coelho

Sometimes it's what you don't say that counts. Paulo Coelho

I want to be a writer, not an engineer who writes books. Paulo Coelho

I'm not doing anything, and yet I'm also doing the most important thing a man can do: I'm listening to what I needed to hear from myself. Paulo Coelho

We can never found the soul, just as we can never wound God, but we become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched, even when we have everything we need in order to be happy. Paulo Coelho

God only allows us to see such things when he wants something to change Paulo Coelho

Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love. Paulo Coelho

Each time we embrace someone warmly, we gain an extra day of life. Paulo Coelho

The young all have the same dream: to save the world. Some quickly forget this dream, convinced that there are more important things to do, like having a family, earning money, traveling, and learning a foreign language. Others, though, decide that it really is possible to make a difference in society and to shape the world we will hand on to future generations. Paulo Coelho

Straight roads do not make skillful drivers. Paulo Coelho

O God, when I listen to the voices of animals, the sounds of trees, the murmurings of water, the singing of birds, the whistling of the wind, or the boom of thunder, I see in them evidence of Your unity; I feel that You are supreme power, omniscience, supreme knowledge, and supreme justice. I recognize You, O God, in the trials I am going through. May Your pleasure be my pleasure, too. May I be Your joy, the joy that a Father feels for a son. And may I think of You calmly and with determination, even when I find it hard to say I love You. Paulo Coelho

A warrior of light knows that certain impossible battles are worth fighting and so he/she is not afraid of being disappointed, knowing the power of his/her love. Paulo Coelho

Once someone asked me, "What do you want to be your epitaph?" So I said, "Paulo Coelho died when he was alive. Paulo Coelho

If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it Paulo Coelho

Love is the force that brings us back together, in order to condense the experience dispersed in many lives and many parts of the world. Paulo Coelho

Beware of making a woman cry. God is counting her tears. Paulo Coelho

Lie down on the ground and feel the planet's heart beating. Paulo Coelho

The only reason anyone would sell salt more cheaply than usual would be because he was desperate for money. And anyone who took advantage of that situation would be showing a lack of respect for the sweat and struggle of the man who laboured to produce it. Paulo Coelho

It is hereby decreed that the wall separating the sacred and the profane be toen down. From now on everything is sacred. Paulo Coelho

Each human being has his or her own sexual identity and should be able to exercise that identity without guilt as long as they do not force that sexual identity on others. Paulo Coelho

...it was dangerous to overflow because we might end up finding ourselves occupied by our loved ones and drowning them with our love and enthusiasm. Paulo Coelho

Surrendering completely to love, be it human or divine, means giving up everything, including our own well-being or our ability to make decisions. It means loving in the deepest sense of the word. The truth is that we don't want to be saved in the way God has chosen; we want to keep absolute control over our every step, to be fully conscious of our decisions, to be capable of choosing the object of our devotion. Paulo Coelho

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment. The importance of this has been completely forgotten: even religious holidays have been transformed into opportunities to go to the beach or the park or skiing. There are no more rituals. Ordinary actions can no longer be transformed into manifestations of the sacred. We cook and complain that it's a waste of time, when we should be pouring our love into making that food. We work and believe it's a divine curse, when we should be using our skills to bring pleasure and to spread the energy of the Mother. Paulo Coelho

She wants to drink that man too, and then she can forget forever the cheap wine that you gulp down and that makes you feel drunk, but always leaves you with a headache and an empty space in your soul. Paulo Coelho

If you want to achieve your objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort. At first, it's unpleasant and demotivating, but in time you come to realise that it's part of the process of feeling good, and the moment arrives when, if you don't feel pain, you have a sense that the exercises aren't having the desired effect. Paulo Coelho

now that she realized she had been waiting for him-she did not like that. Paulo Coelho

We must struggle for our dreams, but when certain paths prove impossible, it would be best to save our energies in order to travel other roads. Paulo Coelho

I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things. Paulo Coelho

Love transforms and love cures;but,sometimes,love builds deadly traps and can end up destroying a person who had resolved to give him or herself completely.What is this complex feeling which,deep down,is the only reason we continue to live,struggle and improve? Paulo Coelho

A warrior takes every opportunity to teach himself. Paulo Coelho



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