That is the most common excuse, and the most foolish of all. Love has never prevented a man from following his dreams. If she truly loves you, she will want the best for you.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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What is more important in life? Living or pretending to live?

I ask myself: are defeats necessary? Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for our dream, we have no experience and make many mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Everything depends on which path you take.

But of course, how else to learn the right signs?

Because ever since your goal found out that you were traveling toward it, it has been running to meet you - The Copt.

Only when l know, the truth will set me free!

People meet when they need to meet.

Fashion may renew itself every six months but one thing remains the same: bouncers always wear black.

Time heals everything, don't you think? That depends. Time can often make things worse.

I want to know about the future because I'm a man, the camel driver had said to the seer. And men always live their lives based on the future.

And although God is always close, if you don't pray, you will never manage to feel His presence.

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.

There was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.

He had worked for an entire year to make a dream come true, and that dream, minute by minute, was becoming less important. Maybe because that wasn't really his dream.