It's not difficult for me to put my feelings into written form. I try to be concise and to go direct to the subject. This is what people like about my work, and what the critics hate.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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There is suffering in life... And there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggle for your dreams than to be defeated without ever even knowing what you're fighting for.

God hides the fires of hell within paradise.

Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.

Sometimes the best of gods gift's arrive by the shattering of all the window panes.

If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.

She had felt petrified when she saw him coming towards her, terrified that he might realise how much she loved him, how eagerly she had waited for him...

That was why he was the director of the hospital and not a patient, because he thought a lot before making any decisions.

We all at some point, grow old and acquire other qualities, and these can always be turned to good advantage.

My dear, everyone makes mistakes. You're forgiven, but I cannot force that forgiveness on you. It's your choice.

You know that there is a city on the far side of the ocean. But you haven't yet found the ship, nor have you loaded your bags, nor crossed the sea. Why spend time commenting on what it is like, or how one should walk through its streets?

If only she would meet a single man who could make her happy and not interrupt her brilliant career, who could hold her in his arms at sunset and always light the sacred fire whenever she needed help. She deserves it.

This is exactly what I need to do right now: to walk, walk, walk, breathe some fresh air, take a look at a city I've never visited before, and enjoy feeling that it's mine.

What's the world's greatest lie? the boy asked. It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie.

I'm not a person that socializes very well.