Dreams mean work.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Dreams mean work. Paulo Coelho

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There is a universal language, understood by everybody, but already forgotten. I am in search of that universal language, among other things.

Love was above everything else, and there was no hatred in love, only the occasional mistake.

Many lives will be saved, because I was able to see through to the Soul of the World.

He was more confident in himself, though, and felt as though he could conquer the world.

They went to university because someone, at a time when universities seemed important, said that in order to rise in the world, you had to have a degree. And thus the world was deprived of some excellent gardeners, bakers, antique dealers, sculptors, and writers.

I bear many scars. But I also carry with me moments that would not have happened if I had not gone beyond my limits.

No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

God, in his infinite wisdom, hid Hell in the middle of Paradise, to keep us on our toes.

The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.

And he always checks that he carries three things with him: faith, hope, and love.

I want to know about the future because I'm a man, the camel driver had said to the seer. And men always live their lives based on the future.

What’s dignity? It’s wanting everyone to think you’re good, well-behaved, full of love for your fellow man. Have some respect for nature, watch a few films about animals, and see how they fight for their own space. We all heartily approved of that slap of yours.

No, but I think that, as far as pleasure is concerned, you do need to discover how far you can go. Next time, with a little patience, you might be able to take your partner there too, instead of waiting to be guided by him. Even if you have only two days to live, I don't think you should leave this life without knowing how far you can go.

I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.