Is it possible to deviate from the path God has made? Yes, but it's always a mistake. Is it possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you'll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experienced it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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Love is also a mysterious thing: the more we share it, the more it multiplies.

Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.

Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is outside of time, it's Eternity.

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

But ever since he had been a child, he wanted to know the world, and this was much more important to him than knowing God and learning about man's sins.

No one can judge. Each person knows the extent of their own suffering or the total absence of meaning in their lives.

We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.

Don't place your dreams in the hands of those whom can destroy them.

You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself. Never try to please everyone, if you do, you will be respected by no one.

He also said that this was not just a human gift, that everything on the face of the earth had a soul, whether mineral, vegetable, or animal - or even just a simple thought.

Love, too, was just a question of time.

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.

All this was new to me. Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move towards the unknown - even when we don't want to and we think we don't need to.

I am learning the Language of the World, and everything in the world is beginning to make sense to me … even the flight of the hawks, he.