What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Some suggestions for you :

Continue in the way of the bow, for it is a whole life's journey, but remember that a good, accurate shot is very different from one made with peace in your soul.

I feel like making the mistakes I always wanted to make, but never had the courage to...I can make new friends and teach them how to be crazy too in order to be wise. I'll tell them not to follow the manuals of good behaviour but to discover their own lives, desires, adventures and to live.

Because people become fascinated with pictures and words, and wind up forgetting the Language of the World.

The only power you have on this planet is the power of your decisions.

I don't know anyone around here who would want to cross the desert just to see the Pyramids, said the merchant. They're just a pile of stones. You could build one in your backyard.

Work is the manifestation of love that binds people together.

Everyone contributes a word, a sentence, an image, but in the end it all makes sense: the happiness of one becomes the joy of all.

Someone leaves only for someone else to come.

If God gave you a second chance, would you do anything differently? I.

She would consider each day a miracle—which indeed it is, when you consider the number of unexpected things that could happen in each second of our fragile existences.

Like the sun, life spread its light in all direction.

I love you as exiled souls love each other when they meet in the middle of the desert. There will never be anything physical between us, but no passion is in vain, no love is ever wasted.

The only greatness is unselfish Love.

I want to believe that it is wonderful to be free. Free again. Ready to find my one true love, who is waiting for me and who will never allow e to experience such humiliation again.