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Paulo Coelho Quotes

This page is a collection of Paulo Coelho Quotes.

Paulo Coelho is the author of one of my favorite books, The Alchemist. It's a journey of following your dreams and listening to your heart. Check out my Inspirational Books page for other inspiring book ideas.

Paulo Coelho is from Brazil and before becoming a writer of spiritual and inspirational fiction; he was a songwriter, actor, theatre director, and journalist. Until finally while walking the Road of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, he hit a turning point in his life and went back to fulfilling his childhood dream of being a writer.

Enjoy this inspiring collection of Paulo Coelho Quotes.

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

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.

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

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.
because every second of the search
is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.

One is loved because one is loved.
No reason is needed for loving.

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way people do
when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart.

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

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.
Each day is a different one,
each day brings a miracle of its own.
It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

The biggest mistake of man is that he thinks
he doesn't deserve the good and the bad things from his life.

More Paulo Coelho Quotes

We are afraid of losing what we have,
whether it's our life or our possessions and property.
But this fear evaporates when we understand
that our life stories and the history of the world
were written by the same hand.

It's the possibility of having a dream come true
that makes life interesting.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve:
the fear of failure.

When someone leaves,
it's because someone else is about to arrive.

Passion makes a person
stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace.
A lot of people are frightened because when it appears,
it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things,
and only the wise can see them.

What's the world's greatest lie?
It's this: that at a certain point in our lives,
we lose control of what's happening to us,
and our lives become controlled by fate.

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
When we strive to become better than we are,
everything around us becomes better too.

Don't give in to your fears.
If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.

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.

Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever
finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.

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

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

Love is not a habit, a commitment, or a debt.
It isn't what romantic songs tell us it is.
Love simply is.

Accept what life offers you
and try to drink from every cup.
All wines should be tasted;
some should only be sipped,
but with others, drink the whole bottle.

If you start by promising what you don't even have yet,
you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.

To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation.

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul
into the universal current of life.

It's not what enters men's mouth that is evil,
said the alchemist.
It's what comes out of their mouths that is.

Don't forget that everything you deal with
is only one thing and nothing else.

Wherever your heart is,
that is where you'll find your treasure.

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