You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Some suggestions for you :

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

Never try to please everyone; if you do, you will be respected by no one.

Words are tears that have been written down. Tears are words that need to be shed. Without them, joy loses all its brilliance and sadness has no end. Thank you, then, for your tears.

Love can take us to heaven or hell, but it always takes us somewhere. Therefore, be prepared to travel...

Where have you been?" is not an empty question. anyone asking it is also saying "I missed you," "I want to be with you,""I need to know what you've been up to.

I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stars, and everything created in the universe. We were all made by the same hand, and we have the same soul.

Everything spiritual manifests itself visually, everything which is visual turns into spiritual energy, I don't think this is so difficult to grasp. After all, we are born knowing we have a body and a soul: why not understand that sex also has them?

When you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.

You gave them everything I had! the boy said. Everything I've saved in my entire life! Well, what good would it be to you if you had to die? the alchemist answered. Your money saved us for three days. It's not often that money saves a person's life.

Love is free and is not ruled by our will or by what we do.

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

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Perhaps love makes us old before our time - or young , if youth has passed.