Pay attention to every moment, because the opportunity-the 'magic moment'- is within our reach, although we always try let it pass by because we feel guilty. So try not to waste your time blaming yourself; the universe will see to correcting you if you're not worth of what you are doing.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Some suggestions for you :

If you're asking me if I like your company, the answer is yes. If, on the other hand, you're asking me if I could live without you, the answer is also yes.

There are things in life, though, which, however we look at them, are valid for everyone. Like love, for example.

People are all crazy... but the craziest are the ones who never allow themselves to be crazy.

There's always a way of allowing happiness in, but for that to happen, both partners have to acknowledge there are problems.

But you are in the desert. so immerse yourself in it. the desert will give you an understanding of the world; in fact, anything on the face of the earth will do that. you don't even have to understand the desert. all you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation.

All human beings are different, and they should do everything they can to continue to be different.

She had lost her innocent vision of justice early in her career, and had come to understand that the laws had not been created to resolve problems but in order to prolong quarrels indefinitely.

It's because I dream of being accepted and respected, though I don't owe anything to anyone. Why do I need that? I waste my time on worries, regrets, and darkness - a darkness that only enslaves me, chaining me to a rock where I'm served up as food for birds of prey, a rock that I can no longer leave.

I'm afraid that it would all be a disappointment, so I prefer just to dream about it.

I only know that a life without cause is a life without effect.

With love, there are no rules. The heart decides and what it decides is all that really matters.

People go against nature because they lack the courage to be different, and then the organism starts to produce Vitriol, or bitterness, as this poison is more commonly known.

And he returned to his books, which had never asked him for anything he could not provide.

What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I'm someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the best way that I found in order to see myself.