What is outside is harder to change than what is inside.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Some suggestions for you :

The more clearly we can see the walls of our life, the better. Even if it's only a psychological boundary, even if, deep down, we know that death will still enter without asking, it's comforting to pretend that we have everything under control.

We can't choose our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys or griefs we're given.

What is I? It's what you are, not what others make of you.

In money there was magic; whoever has money is never really alone.

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

I am talking to you, but the moment I am talking to you, the universe is being created and destroyed.

It isn't the absolute truth about life and death, but the thing that helps us to live and confront the challenges of day-to-day life. It isn't what we learn from books, which serves only to fuel futile arguments about what happened or will happen; it is the knowledge that lives in the hearts of men and women of good will.

Everyone has his or her own way of learning things. His way isn't the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we're both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.

So long as you do no harm to another, change your opinion once in a while. Contradict yourself without being embarrassed. This is your right. It doesn't matter what others think -because that's what they will think, in any case.

Now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he's much sharper. So you, too must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because the will make you a better person.

Someone leaves only for someone else to come.

The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become.

Imagine a place where people pretend to be crazy in order to do exactly what they want.

But I'd like to see the castles in the towns where they live, the boy explained.