Good girls should be dreaming of angels or lovers.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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No one could make a choice without feeling afraid. That's was the law of life..and no one could escape.

A writer always wears glasses and never combs his hair. Half the time he feels angry about everything and the other half depressed. He spends most of his life in bars, arguing with other dishevelled, bespectacled writers. He says very 'deep' things. He always has amazing ideas for the plot of his next novel, and hates the one he has just published.

Why are there so many conflicts, then?

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.

For those who are not frightened by the solitude that reveals all mysteries, everything will have a different taste.

When you're inlove, things make even more sense.

The only thing that relaxes me is archery. That's why I have to have apartments with gardens.

We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; were always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn't act as we should have.

Personal growth has its price, and she was paying it without complaint.

We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don't, our soul dies, and agape cannot reach it.

We wouldn't worry nearly as much about what others thought of us if we recognize how seldom they do.

Maktub. If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day.

The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.

He remembered what the old man had said about offering something you didn't even have yet.