And I discovered something: the meaning of my life was whatever I wanted it to be.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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A man cannot fight his destiny - he had already tried, and he had lost.

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.

Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don't disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.

Lord, we're all in the world to run the risks of that Dark Night. I'm afraid of death, but even more afraid of wasting my life. I'm afraid of love, because it involves things that are beyond our understanding; it sheds such a brilliant light, but the shadow it casts frightens me.

With every farewell comes a hidden hope.

Don't be intimidated by other people's opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. Seek out people who aren't afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes.

All I know is that, like Santiago the shepherd boy, we all need to be aware of our personal calling. What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.

Vitriol was released by the human organism whenever a person found him- or herself in a frightening situation, although it had yet to be picked up in any spectrographic tests. It was easily recognized, though, by its taste, which was neither sweet nor savory—a bitter taste.

Any action committed in anger is an action doomed to failure.

Do not do to another that which you would abhor being done to you; that is the law. All the rest is legal commentary.

Be proud of the scars in your soul. They will help and teach you.

They were so ignorant, so naive, so resigned to their lot. They refused to believe anything that didn't fit in with what they were used to believing.

Our imagination is larger than the world around us; we go beyond our limits.

Success is both an addiction and an enslavement...