I love almost everything about my work except conferences. I am too shy in front of an audience. But I love signings and having eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Some suggestions for you :

You told me a love story. I honestly believe your parents wanted the best for you, but their love almost destroyed your life.

A dream is always risky, for there is a price to pay. That price is death by stoning in some countries, and in others it could be social ostracism or indifference. But there is always a price to pay.

A man who fights for his dream suffers far more when something doesn't go well, because he cannot use the famous excuse: oh, well in fact that wasn't exactly what I wanted anyway...

If God leads the sheep so well, he will also lead a man.

My business was prospering, and I could keep control of myself during the day, but at night, I would plunge into black depression. I had lost a part of myself I could never recover.

Tradition of the Moon, which teaches through time and the things that are imprisoned in time's memory.

It is always within my power to build a bridge.

What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?

I ask all those who hope to one day work for the good of humanity: never forget that even if you deliver up your body to be burned, you gain nothing if you have not Love. 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.

Normal is anything that makes us forget who we are and what we want; that way we can work in order to produce, reproduce, and earn money.

Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle.

What remains will be the love that moves the heavens, the stars, people, flowers, insects, the love that obliges us all to walk across the ice despite the danger, that fills us with joy and with fear, and gives meaning to everything.

In the anteroom of death.