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quote by Paulo Coelho: About the idea of a clash between cultures, between civilisations, I don't believe in it. It's something some political leaders tried to use, and that the media tried and are still trying to sell us,… with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

About the idea of a clash between cultures, between civilisations, I don't believe in it. It's something some political leaders tried to use, and that the media tried and are still trying to sell us, in order to simplify the world and their work.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality -- it connects you to reality. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality -- it connects you to reality.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Today, writers want to impress other writers. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Today, writers want to impress other writers.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Beauty is the greatest seducer of man. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price -- which has been the case most of the time. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price -- which has been the case most of the time.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are… with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are a sign of authenticity.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: When I'm dancing, I'm not thinking about anything. I am here. I am totally there. You know? And the feeling is a sensation of being away from myself. My soul dances with the angels, and my body dance… with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When I'm dancing, I'm not thinking about anything. I am here. I am totally there. You know? And the feeling is a sensation of being away from myself. My soul dances with the angels, and my body dances with my wife.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parents locked me in a mental institution -- they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: I don't try to control my days. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I don't try to control my days.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, r… with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering. with background image: red rose in bloom during daytime
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: You're always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

You're always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to … with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: I walk every day, and I look at the mountains and the fields and the small city, and I say: 'Oh my God, what a blessing.' Then you realise it's important to put it in a context beyond this woman, thi… with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I walk every day, and I look at the mountains and the fields and the small city, and I say: 'Oh my God, what a blessing.' Then you realise it's important to put it in a context beyond this woman, this man, this city, this country, this universe.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. with background image: green leaf in close up photography
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Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

--Paulo Coelho

Longer Version:

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don't want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I'm going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so.


quote by Paulo Coelho: Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our dest… with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I'm someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the be… with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I'm someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the best way that I found in order to see myself.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paulo Coelho: No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes. with background image: photo of author Paulo Coelho with quote

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

--Paulo Coelho

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