50+ Quotes by Paulo Coelho

50+ Quotes by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza (born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. His novel The Alchemist has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the all-time best-selling book by a Brazilian writer.

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Here are 60 Quotes by Paulo Coelho.

  1. What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats.
  2. 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.
  3. Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.
  4. Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
  5. People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.
  6. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
  7. It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you’ll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.
  8. Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.
  9. 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.
  10. Go and get your things, he said. Dreams mean work.
  11. You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.
  12. If you believe in victory, then victory will believe in you.
  13. You must always know what it is that you want.
  14. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
  15. Being human means having doubts and yet still continuing on your path.
  16. I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
  17. Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.
  18. When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
  19. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
  20. No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up and show up.
  21. Don’t explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.
  22. Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don’t know what to do with it.
  23. Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.
  24. You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
  25. Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.
  26. 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.
  27. Love is not a habit, a commitment, or a debt. It isn’t what romantic songs tell us it is – love simply is.
  28. Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
  29. People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.
  30. Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present.
  31. We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.
  32. I want to continue being crazy; living my life the way I dream it, and not the way the other people want it to be.
  33. Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.
  34. There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.
  35. Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.
  36. Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.
  37. When someone leaves, its because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.
  38. Life sometimes separates people so that they can realize how much they mean to each other.
  39. What hurts us is what heals us.
  40. How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
  41. And, when you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.
  42. I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.
  43. You are what you believe yourself to be.
  44. God always offers us a second chance in life.
  45. Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.
  46. Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?
  47. People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.
  48. 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.
  49. When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.
  50. Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.
  51. In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.
  52. People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.
  53. A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
  54. Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don’t know what to do with it.
  55. 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.
  56. I’m not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
  57. People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.
  58. 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.
  59. Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
  60. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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