Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of taking a stand in life.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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One option was to become a writer; the other, which seemed more viable, was to go properly mad. I would be supported by the state and would never have to work or take on any responsibility.

We r u used 2 thinkin' that what we give is the same as what we receive, but ppl who love expecting 2 be loved in return r wastin' their time.. Love is an act of faith, not an exchange...

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. I'm not afraid of failing.

The ‘insane' always believe in first impressions.

One is in a different place, so the protective barriers no longer exist. To begin with this can be alarming, but soon one gets used to it and starts understanding how many interesting things there are beyond the walls of one's garden.

When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.

Nobody is worth your tears, and the one who is won't make you cry.

Happiness is not something that can be precisely measured, discussed in plebiscites, or analyzed by specialists.

When the walls come down, love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible; it doesn't even matter whether we can keep the loved one at our side. To love is to lose control.

I am in the Aleph, the point at which everything is in the same place at the same time. I'm at a window, looking out at the world and its secret places, poetry lost in time and words left hanging in space...sentences that are perfectly understood, even when left unspoken. Feelings that simultaneously exalt and suffocate.

I love you because all the loves in the world are like different rivers flowing into the same lake where they meet and are transformed into a single love that becomes rain and blesses the earth.

At that point in their lives, everything is clear an everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But , as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny.

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.