IF YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE FULLY, YOU WILL ONLY DIE ONCE. BUT IF YOU ARE SCARED, FEAR WILL KILL YOU DAY AFTER DAY.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation.

A writer once said that it is not time that changes man, nor knowledge; the only thing that can change someone's mind is love. What nonsense! The person who wrote that clearly knew only one side of the coin.

There must be a language that does not depend on words.

Such are the lives of those who haven't the courage to risk: solutions are generously provided by God, but people always seek complicated explanations, and end up doing nothing.

He was learning a lot of new things. Some of them were things that he had already experienced, and weren't really new, but that he had never perceived before.

Never repay hatered wit hatered, but with justice.

The spiritual path can only be traveled through the daily experience of love.

Here I am, between my flock and my treasure, the boy thought. He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have.

Every man hath the right to doubt his task, and to forsake it from time to time; but what he must not do is forget it. Whoever doubteth not himself is unworthy-- for in his unquestioning belief in his ability, he commiteth the sin of pride. Blessed are they who go through moments of indecision.

She could no longer control her fear.

He said to the boy, Show me where there is life out in the desert. Only those who can see such signs of life are able to find treasure.

Hell is when we look back during that fraction of a second and know that we wasted an opportunity to dignify miracle of life.Paradise is being able to say at that moment:'I made some mistakes, but I wasn't a coward.I lived my life and did what I had to do.

We assume (falsely) that how we feel now is how we will feel in the future.

Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.