There's one that says, ‘Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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I'm like everyone else—I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.

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

You would never find what you are looking for if you couldn't express yourself.

To find Peace in the heavens, we must find love on Earth. Without it, we are worthless.

Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.

We aren't who we want to be. We are what society demands. We are what our parents choose. We don't want to disappoint anyone; we have a great need to be loved. So we smother the best in us. Gradually, the light of our dreams turns into the monster of our nightmares. They become things not done, possibilities not lived.

It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own.

A divided kingdom cannot defend itself from its adversaries. A divided person cannot face life in a dignified way.


If you understand life, you need a reality check.

Here we believe that God has already done His part; now it is up to us to continue the process.

Fanaticism is the only way to put an end to the doubts that constantly trouble the human soul.

When we first begin fighting for our dreams, we have no experience and make many mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and get up eight times.

And it ends up saying that everyone believes the world's greatest lie. What's the world's greatest lie? the boy asked, completely surprised. 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. That's the world's greatest lie.