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Quote: The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances.


Quote: He learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke-the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

He learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke-the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love.


Quote: The world we live in will be either better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The world we live in will be either better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse.


Quote: Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.


Quote: This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.


Quote: An artist who desires very little and achieves it has failed in life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

An artist who desires very little and achieves it has failed in life.


Quote: People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.


Quote: We women, when we're searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, always identify with one of four classic archetypes. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We women, when we're searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, always identify with one of four classic archetypes.


Quote: An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

An awareness of death encourages us to live more intensely.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves.


Quote: When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.


Quote: Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don't know something. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Blessed are those who are not afraid to admit that they don't know something.


Quote: Every moment in life is an act of faith. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Every moment in life is an act of faith.


Quote: You were my hope during my days of loneliness, my anxiety during moments of doubt, my certainty during moments of faith. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You were my hope during my days of loneliness, my anxiety during moments of doubt, my certainty during moments of faith.


Quote: Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.


Quote: Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes.


Quote: When we are walking our chosen path, we walk elegantly, emanating light. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When we are walking our chosen path, we walk elegantly, emanating light.


Quote: Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I feel as if nature is in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul. On the other hand, when the sun appeared, the children would come out to play in the streets, and everyone was happy that it was such a lovely day, and then I would feel terrible, as if that display of exuberance in which i could not participate was somehow unfair.


Quote: It is Easy to be a Hater. Go for the difficult Task: be a Lover! by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It is Easy to be a Hater. Go for the difficult Task: be a Lover!


Quote: Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way.


Quote: I will at least have gained one very
happy day in my life. Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a
miracle. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I will at least have gained one very
happy day in my life. Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a
miracle.


Quote: Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it -- which of these two attitudes is the least destructive? by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it -- which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or -- such is the pleasure they experience -- they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.


Quote: There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.


Quote: Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.


Quote: May we understand that fear of failure is worse than failure itself. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

May we understand that fear of failure is worse than failure itself.


Quote: It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I'm beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I'm happy at least that I didn't wait twenty years. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work. Now, I'm beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I'm happy at least that I didn't wait twenty years.


Quote: The Warrior tries to enjoy the small everyday things of life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The Warrior tries to enjoy the small everyday things of life.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death.


Quote: Fine words lack all meaning when we are confronted by real suffering. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Fine words lack all meaning when we are confronted by real suffering.


Quote: It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you're capable of far more than you imagined.


Quote: Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticizing others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams.


Quote: Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness, but should behave as a normal person. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness, but should behave as a normal person.


Quote: Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.


Quote: If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it. Now. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it. Now.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want.


Quote: It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us.


Quote: The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.


Quote: Lord, bless our week. Help us to take all the necessary risks to become the person we always wanted to be. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Lord, bless our week. Help us to take all the necessary risks to become the person we always wanted to be.


Quote: I'm not worried about tomorrow, because God is there already, waiting for me. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I'm not worried about tomorrow, because God is there already, waiting for me.


Quote: Don't bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Don't bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.


Quote: You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.


Quote: But the greatest wisdom is blinded by the glare of vanity. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

But the greatest wisdom is blinded by the glare of vanity.


Quote: The most powerful hallucinogen in this planet is called Love. Highly Addictive! You will see and hear things that don't exist! by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The most powerful hallucinogen in this planet is called Love. Highly Addictive! You will see and hear things that don't exist!


Quote: Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: Life is absolutely insane. Yes, life is insane but the great wisdom lies in choosing your insanity wisely. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Life is absolutely insane. Yes, life is insane but the great wisdom lies in choosing your insanity wisely.


Quote: The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.


Quote: Terror, terror, terror. Life was a reign o terror in the shadow of the guillotine. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.


Quote: Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.


Quote: Life is too short for us to keep important words, for example, 'I love you', locked in our hearts. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: It is not enough to dream of the Impossible Love -- it is necessary to conquer it too. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It is not enough to dream of the Impossible Love -- it is necessary to conquer it too.


Quote: I don't make plans. I live my life on a daily basis. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I don't make plans. I live my life on a daily basis.


Quote: Love doesn't limit itself to relationships: it is a celebration of life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love doesn't limit itself to relationships: it is a celebration of life.


Quote: Anyone who knows God cannot describe Him. Anyone who can describe God does not know Him. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Anyone who knows God cannot describe Him. Anyone who can describe God does not know Him.


Quote: Better to go hungry than to be alone. Because when you're alone--and I'm talking here
about an enforced solitude not of our choosing--it's as if you were no longer part of the
human race. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Better to go hungry than to be alone. Because when you're alone--and I'm talking here
about an enforced solitude not of our choosing--it's as if you were no longer part of the
human race.


Quote: I think that when we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we're alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I think that when we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we're alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange.


Quote: When you have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark, then you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark, then you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal.


Quote: You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you.


Quote: They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.


Quote: We can sell our time, but we can't buy it back. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We can sell our time, but we can't buy it back.


Quote: When you know the language of love, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you know the language of love, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

When you know that language, it's easy to believe that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city... without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.


Quote: Walking helps me a lot to feel alive, and I do this every single day, my wife and I. We have long conversations about nature, and we also walk silently, just contemplating. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Walking helps me a lot to feel alive, and I do this every single day, my wife and I. We have long conversations about nature, and we also walk silently, just contemplating.


Quote: According to the laws of nature, one should destroy the other, but in love neither good nor evil, there is neither construction nor destruction, there is merely movement. And love changes the laws of nature. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

According to the laws of nature, one should destroy the other, but in love neither good nor evil, there is neither construction nor destruction, there is merely movement. And love changes the laws of nature.


Quote: Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.


Quote: Don't think about what you've left behind. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Don't think about what you've left behind.


Quote: If he waits for the ideal moment, he will never set off; he requires a touch of madness to take the next step. The warrior uses that touch of madness. For -- in both love and war -- it is impossible to foresee everything. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

If he waits for the ideal moment, he will never set off; he requires a touch of madness to take the next step. The warrior uses that touch of madness. For -- in both love and war -- it is impossible to foresee everything.


Quote: Love is an act of faith, not an exchange. Contradictions are what make love grow. Conflicts are what allow love to remain by our side. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love is an act of faith, not an exchange. Contradictions are what make love grow. Conflicts are what allow love to remain by our side.


Quote: Love transforms, Love heals. But sometimes it lays deadly traps and ends up destroying the person who decided to surrender himself completely. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love transforms, Love heals. But sometimes it lays deadly traps and ends up destroying the person who decided to surrender himself completely.


Quote: It is part of human nature always to judge others very severely and when the wind turns against us, always to find an excuse for our own misdeeds, or to blame someone else for our mistakes. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It is part of human nature always to judge others very severely and when the wind turns against us, always to find an excuse for our own misdeeds, or to blame someone else for our mistakes.


Quote: The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you.


Quote: The magic moment is the moment when a 'yes' or a 'no' can change our whole existence. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The magic moment is the moment when a 'yes' or a 'no' can change our whole existence.


Quote: Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life.


Quote: But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation.


Quote: No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help.


Quote: I write because I need to share my thoughts with the audience. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I write because I need to share my thoughts with the audience.


Quote: I have spent every New Year's Eve since 1992 in Lourdes. I spend the hour of my birth every year in the grotto. It's a place with meaning for me. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I have spent every New Year's Eve since 1992 in Lourdes. I spend the hour of my birth every year in the grotto. It's a place with meaning for me.


Quote: People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: If we are desperate, though , if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

If we are desperate, though , if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.


Quote: We become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We become imprisoned by our memories, and that makes our lives wretched.


Quote: I only write to understand myself better... I don't try to show how intelligent or how cultivated I am, I just try to share my soul. Sharing is part of life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I only write to understand myself better... I don't try to show how intelligent or how cultivated I am, I just try to share my soul. Sharing is part of life.


Quote: When faced by any loss, there's no point in trying to recover what has been, it's best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When faced by any loss, there's no point in trying to recover what has been, it's best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new.


Quote: You are free, but you have to choose. An open oven bakes no bread. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You are free, but you have to choose. An open oven bakes no bread.


Quote: To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.


Quote: Our body remains alive, yet sooner or later our soul will receive a mortal blow. The perfect crime -- for we don't know who murdered our joy, what their motives were, or where the guilty parties are to be found. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Our body remains alive, yet sooner or later our soul will receive a mortal blow. The perfect crime -- for we don't know who murdered our joy, what their motives were, or where the guilty parties are to be found.


Quote: Love is just a further impetus, not something that will prevent us going forward. We do not realize that those who genuinely wish us well want us to be happy and are prepared to accompany us on that journey. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love is just a further impetus, not something that will prevent us going forward. We do not realize that those who genuinely wish us well want us to be happy and are prepared to accompany us on that journey.


Quote: One can abandon one's personal legend for a time, as long as one does not forget about it entirely and returns to it as soon as possible. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

One can abandon one's personal legend for a time, as long as one does not forget about it entirely and returns to it as soon as possible.


Quote: When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.


Quote: Everyone when they are young knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Everyone when they are young knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible.


Quote: If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.


Quote: Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don't all have the courage to confront our own dream. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don't all have the courage to confront our own dream.


Quote: If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task.


Quote: Perhaps love makes us grow old before our time and makes us young again when youth has passed. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Perhaps love makes us grow old before our time and makes us young again when youth has passed.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.


Quote: I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.


Quote: Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.


Quote: You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself.


Quote: I will never be yours, and you will never be mine; nevertheless, I can honestly say: I love you, I love you, I love you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I will never be yours, and you will never be mine; nevertheless, I can honestly say: I love you, I love you, I love you.


Quote: Love rules, but no one knows where it has its throne; in order to know that secret place, you must first submit to Love. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love rules, but no one knows where it has its throne; in order to know that secret place, you must first submit to Love.


Quote: In life's most significant moments we are always alone. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

In life's most significant moments we are always alone.


Quote: If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise, said the seer. If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise, said the seer. If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.


Quote: What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

What they forget is that, from Ancient Greece on, the people who returned from battle were either dead on their shields or stronger, despite and because of their scars.


Quote: God created the visible world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: He knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

He knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: You have a personal legend to fulfil, period. It is of no matter if others support you, or criticise you, ignore or tolerate you. You are doing that because that is your destiny on this earth, and the source of any joy. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You have a personal legend to fulfil, period. It is of no matter if others support you, or criticise you, ignore or tolerate you. You are doing that because that is your destiny on this earth, and the source of any joy.


Quote: When you dance, do you feel desire? Do you feel as if you were summoning up a greater energy? When you dance, are there moments when you cease to be yourself? by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you dance, do you feel desire? Do you feel as if you were summoning up a greater energy? When you dance, are there moments when you cease to be yourself?


Quote: Even stopped clocks are right twice a day. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Even stopped clocks are right twice a day.


Quote: Look around. And don't get close to people who make you suffer. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Look around. And don't get close to people who make you suffer.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: There is one great truth on this planet : whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

There is one great truth on this planet : whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.


Quote: When you must choose a new path, do not bring old experiences with you. Those who strike out afresh, but who attempt to retain a little of the old life, end up torn apart by their own memories. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you must choose a new path, do not bring old experiences with you. Those who strike out afresh, but who attempt to retain a little of the old life, end up torn apart by their own memories.


Quote: True love, is the love that seduces and will never allow itself to be seduced. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

True love, is the love that seduces and will never allow itself to be seduced.


Quote: He who loves has conquered the world and has no fear of losing anything. True love is an act of total surrender. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

He who loves has conquered the world and has no fear of losing anything. True love is an act of total surrender.


Quote: Only three things can change our lives dreams, suffering and love. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Only three things can change our lives dreams, suffering and love.


Quote: Only my insanity keeps me sane in today's world. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Only my insanity keeps me sane in today's world.


Quote: Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: 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 skillfully next time. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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 skillfully next time.


Quote: When you travel , you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth . by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you travel , you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth .


Quote: We need to create a new revolution, and to do that, don't waste your life: stop pleasing people, and become who you always wanted to be. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We need to create a new revolution, and to do that, don't waste your life: stop pleasing people, and become who you always wanted to be.


Quote: Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth.


Quote: Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Remember that when you truly want something, the entire Universe conspires to make it happen.


Quote: You can't want to be happy, because that's too easy and too boring. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You can't want to be happy, because that's too easy and too boring.


Quote: Any man who, having planted a vineyard, has not yet reaped the benefits should do so at once, so that he does not die in the struggle and leave it for another to enjoy. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Any man who, having planted a vineyard, has not yet reaped the benefits should do so at once, so that he does not die in the struggle and leave it for another to enjoy.


Quote: When in doubt, just take the next small step. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When in doubt, just take the next small step.


Quote: No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs.


Quote: A Warrior of the Light does not accept gifts from his enemy. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A Warrior of the Light does not accept gifts from his enemy.


Quote: The warrior of the Light sits around a fire with his companions. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The warrior of the Light sits around a fire with his companions.


Quote: For the Warrior of Light there is no such thing as an impossible love. He is not intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that, behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire. Without love, he is nothing. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

For the Warrior of Light there is no such thing as an impossible love. He is not intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that, behind the mask of ice that people wear, there beats a heart of fire. Without love, he is nothing.


Quote: Sometimes Evil pursues the Warrior of the Light, and when it does, he calmly invites it into his tent. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Sometimes Evil pursues the Warrior of the Light, and when it does, he calmly invites it into his tent.


Quote: To attain his dream, the warrior of light needs a strong will and an enormous capacity for acceptance. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

To attain his dream, the warrior of light needs a strong will and an enormous capacity for acceptance.


Quote: A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A Warrior knows that the ends do not justify the means. Because there are no ends, there are only means.


Quote: A warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy, too. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy, too.


Quote: A Warrior of the Light has no regrets, because regrets can kill. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A Warrior of the Light has no regrets, because regrets can kill.


Quote: A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A warrior of light knows that in the silence of his heart he will hear an order that will guide him.


Quote: A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. He treats each situation as if it were unique. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. He treats each situation as if it were unique.


Quote: A Warrior of Light needs love. Love and affection are part of his nature. He makes use of solitude, but is not used by it. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A Warrior of Light needs love. Love and affection are part of his nature. He makes use of solitude, but is not used by it.


Quote: A Warrior of the Light cannot always choose his battlefield. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A Warrior of the Light cannot always choose his battlefield.


Quote: The warrior of light listens to what his opponent has to say. He only fights if absolutely necessary. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The warrior of light listens to what his opponent has to say. He only fights if absolutely necessary.


Quote: The warrior of light only risks his heart for something worthwhile. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The warrior of light only risks his heart for something worthwhile.


Quote: Yesterday's pain is the Warrior of the Light's strength. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Yesterday's pain is the Warrior of the Light's strength.


Quote: That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is.


Quote: Warriors of light are not perfect.Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested." The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.


Quote: Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life -- everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life -- everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.


Quote: Loving means being open to miracles, to victories and defeats, to everything that happens each day that was given us to walk upon the face of the Earth. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Loving means being open to miracles, to victories and defeats, to everything that happens each day that was given us to walk upon the face of the Earth.


Quote: Love cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks.


Quote: What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life? by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?


Quote: Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.


Quote: And the best way to know who we are is often to find out how others see us. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

And the best way to know who we are is often to find out how others see us.


Quote: When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.


Quote: No, I'm not mistaken. I know you don't love me. But I'm going to fight for your love. There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end. You are worth it. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

No, I'm not mistaken. I know you don't love me. But I'm going to fight for your love. There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end. You are worth it.


Quote: You need to change yourself. The moment that you change yourself it is a gigantic step. And this is what I do. The book is much more important than the writer. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You need to change yourself. The moment that you change yourself it is a gigantic step. And this is what I do. The book is much more important than the writer.


Quote: The wise are wise only because they love. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The wise are wise only because they love.


Quote: Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.


Quote: A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better.


Quote: I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals.


Quote: Stop being who you were and become who you are. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Stop being who you were and become who you are.


Quote: My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It's happened before, it will happen again, I'm sure. When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive -- I'll find love again. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It's happened before, it will happen again, I'm sure. When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive -- I'll find love again.


Quote: We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: Love is a disease no one wants to get rid of. Those who catch it never try to get better, and those who suffer do not wish to be cured. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love is a disease no one wants to get rid of. Those who catch it never try to get better, and those who suffer do not wish to be cured.


Quote: A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.


Quote: If I must fall, may it be from a high place. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: We all harbour a great sadness in our soul. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We all harbour a great sadness in our soul.


Quote: The Warrior of the Light pays attention to small things because they can severely hamper him. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The Warrior of the Light pays attention to small things because they can severely hamper him.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: Judging oneself to be inferior to other people was one of the worst acts of pride because it was the most destructive way of being different. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Judging oneself to be inferior to other people was one of the worst acts of pride because it was the most destructive way of being different.


Quote: If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.


Quote: The visible is always a mirror of the invisible. The reality is imagined before it manifests itself. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The visible is always a mirror of the invisible. The reality is imagined before it manifests itself.


Quote: In the intervals between battles, the Warrior rests. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

In the intervals between battles, the Warrior rests.


Quote: Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. Generally speaking, these meetings occur when we reach a limit, when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. These meetings are waiting for us, but more often than not, we avoid them happening. If we are desperate, though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.


Quote: Be creative. Men only learnt how to fly when they stopped imitating birds. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Be creative. Men only learnt how to fly when they stopped imitating birds.


Quote: Love can consign us to hell or paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love can consign us to hell or paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.


Quote: Love always triumphs over what we call death. That's why there's no need to grieve for our loved ones, because they continue to be loved and remain by our side. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love always triumphs over what we call death. That's why there's no need to grieve for our loved ones, because they continue to be loved and remain by our side.


Quote: Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.


Quote: Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.


Quote: When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.


Quote: What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.


Quote: If you accept such love with purity and humility, you will understand that Love is neither giving nor receiving -it is participating. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

If you accept such love with purity and humility, you will understand that Love is neither giving nor receiving -it is participating.


Quote: That 'simple desire' to share something meant that we could enter the world of language without words, where everything is always clear and there is no danger of being misinterpreted. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

That 'simple desire' to share something meant that we could enter the world of language without words, where everything is always clear and there is no danger of being misinterpreted.


Quote: Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present.


Quote: Have pity on those who are fearful of taking up a pen, or a paintbrush, or an instrument, or a tool because they are afraid that someone has already done so better than they could. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Have pity on those who are fearful of taking up a pen, or a paintbrush, or an instrument, or a tool because they are afraid that someone has already done so better than they could.


Quote: In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey.


Quote: Body and soul need new challenges. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Body and soul need new challenges.


Quote: When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: During any dance to which we surrender with joy, the brain loses it's controlling power, and the heart takes up the reins of the body. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

During any dance to which we surrender with joy, the brain loses it's controlling power, and the heart takes up the reins of the body.


Quote: 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. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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.


Quote: A threat need not provoke a response if it is not taken up. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

A threat need not provoke a response if it is not taken up.


Quote: The ship is safest when it is in port, but that's not what ships were built for. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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


Quote: There are kinds of world: the one we dream about and the real one. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

There are kinds of world: the one we dream about and the real one.


Quote: To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.


Quote: He is as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

He is as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove.


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