Life is an act of faith.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Life is an act of faith. Paulo Coelho

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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.

Veronica hated everything, but mainly she hated the way she had lived her life, never bothering to discover the hundreds of other Veronicas who lived inside her and who were interesting, crazy, curious, brave, bold.

There is no such thing as death. Life existed before we were born and will continue to exist after we leave this world. Same with love, it existed before and will go on forever.

Don't think about what you've left behind... everything is written in the Soul of the World, and there it will stay forever.

Noone of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments.

To show you one of life's simple lessons, the alchemist answered. When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed. They continued across the desert.

I open the curtains in my office and see people out there, some walking and holding hands without having to worry about the consequences. And I can't show my love.

Nothing. Although they are flowers you did not count on, they are still part of the garden.

A man only has a soul to be won or lost; apart from his life, he has nothing.

I observed the woman I had been until then: weak but trying to give the impression of strength. fearful of everything but telling herself it wasn't fear - it was the wisdom of someone who knew what reality was. Putting up shutters in front of windows to keep the joy the sun from entering - just so the sun's rays wouldn't fade my old furniture.

If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world. Relaxed.

And he always checks that he carries three things with him: faith, hope, and love.

The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the other.

Every second of the search is an encounter with God. When I have been truly searching for my treasure, every day has been luminous...I've discovered things along the way that I never would have seen had I not had the courage to try things that seemed impossible for a shepherd to achieve.