Time does not pass, it merely changes.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Time does not pass, it merely changes. Paulo Coelho

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Because all my life I've learned to suffer in silence - Athena.

It's a distortion of nature, it goes against God's laws, for in all the world's woods and forests, he did not create a single leaf the same as another. But you think it's insane to be different.

No one can go back, but everyone can go forward.

What are we doing on Earth?

Don't think about what you've left behind," the alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. "Everything is written in the Soul of the World, and there it will stay forever.

Learn to recognize omens, and follow them.

Wherever your heat is there youwill find your treasure.

We never have jealous spats, and I used to think that was great, but after that spring morning, I began to suspect that perhaps our lack of jealousy meant a complete lack of love on both sides.

Your presence on this earth are important, even though you may not believe it. Of course, such ideas could land you in a lot of trouble for breaking the Law of Jante, but don't be intimidated. Continue to live without fear, and you will triumph in the end.

A dream is always risky, for there is a price to pay.

Don't try to convince anyone of anything. When you don't know something, ask or go away and find out. But when you do act, be like the silent, flowing river and open yourself to a greater energy. Believe -- that's what I said at our first meeting -- simply believe that you can.

In the same way, there is no explanation of life. But there is a reason we are here, and you must be humble enough to accept that. Trust what I say; the life of each human being has a meaning, although he commits the error of spending the greater part of his time on earth seeking an answer, and meanwhile forgets to live.

But human beings are like that, she thought. We've replaced nearly all our emotions with fear.

Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don't know what to do with it.