True that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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I realized that I was alone, and might remain alone for the rest of my life. Even though I was only eight years old, it seemed like it was already too late to change and to prove to the other children that I was just like them.

Truth resides where there is faith.

A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.

When you close that door to nowhere throw away the key, we have a tendency to look back and regret.

That's why I want you to continue toward your goal. If you have to wait until the war is over, then wait. But if you have to go before then, go on in pursuit of your dream. The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes. That's the way it will be with our love for each other.

Once we know where the Doors of Perception are, it's really easy to open and close them, when we get used to our own 'strange' behavior.

It's called the principle of favorability. When you play cards the first time, you are almost sure to win. Beginner's luck.

In alchemy, it's called the Soul of the World. When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force.

I will talk about my dances...when I was onstage I simply forgot about the woman I was and offered everything to God. That is why I was able to undress so easily. At that moment, I was nothing, not even my body. I was just movements communing with the universe.

I am always nearby, when someone wants to realize their destiny.

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.

Elegance is accepted and admired because it makes no effort to be elegant.

Today I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days.

If I must be faithful to someone or something, I have, first of all, have to be faithful to myself.