Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge. If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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We are all a part of the divine spark. All have a purpose in creation and that purpose is called Love. That love, however, shouldn't be concentrated in just one person, it should be scattered throughout the world, waiting to be discovered. Wake up that love. What is gone cannot return. What is about to arrive needs to be recognized.

In a while he would make the necessary notes, describing the only known cure for Vitriol: an awareness of life.

I'm afraid that it would all be a disappointment, so I prefer just to dream about it.

Love is an act of faith and its face should always be covered in mystery. Every moment should be lived with feeling and emotion because if we try to decipher it and understand it, the magic disappears.

When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

The world lies in the hands of those that have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams - each according to his or her own talent.

You are your own best friend. Never ever, put yourself down.

Because the act of surrender means: I trust you.

Now, i'm beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I'm happy at least that I didn't wait twenty years.

We're surrounded by Universal Desire. It's not happiness; it's desire. And desires are never satisfied, because once they are, they cease to be desires.

There comes a time when our personal calling is so deeply buried in our soul as to be invisible. But it's still there.

Like the children we will never ever cease to be.

You are what you believe yourself to be.

My connection with Brazil is so abstract. My blood and my way of thinking is Brazilian, but that's it. I don't tend to go back to the past, and although I have an apartment there, I rarely visit. When I move, I really move.