All I know is that, like Santiago the shepherd boy, we all need to be aware of our personal calling. What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Some suggestions for you :

Love does not to be understood. It needs only to be shown.

The life of a free person is an offense to those attached to appearances and rules.

Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents.

Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

Jacob orders a Campari and tonic, and I order tea, as planned.

But this was the present moment—the party the camel driver had mentioned—and he wanted to live it as he did the lessons of his past and his dreams of the future.

On the road to power, there's no turning back. He would be an eternal slave to the road he'd chosen.

The daw was dawning, and the shepherd urged his sheep in the direction of the sun. They never have to make any decisions, he thought. Maybe that's why they always stay close to me.

People don't learn when they're told, They should find out themselves.

The previous day, the world had made sense, even without love's presence. But now we needed each other in order to see the true brilliance of things.

Even if my neighbor doesn't understand my religion or understand my politics, he can understand my story.

This is the most dangerous of obstacles because it has a kind of saintly aura about it: renouncing joy and conquest. But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.

We are entering a new world in which we can choose to follow our own steps, not those that society forces us to take.

I can only conclude that worse than hunger or thirst, worse than being unemployed, unhappy in love or defeated and in despair, far worse than any of all those things, is feeling that no one, absolutely no one, cares about us.