It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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Anyone who is observant, who discovers the person they have always dreamed of, knows that sexual energy comes into play before sex even takes place. The greatest pleasure isn't sex, but the passion with which it is practiced. When the passion is intense, then sex joins in to complete the dance, but it is never the principal aim.

Only he who gives up is defeated. Everyone else is victorious.

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory … visit your soul; don't visit your past.

We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in the sands.

True that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

Because all my life I've learned to suffer in silence - Athena.

In one of the books he learned that the most important text in the literature of alchemy contained only a few lines, and had been inscribed on the surface of an emerald. It's the Emerald Tablet.

To those who say adventure is dangerous I say, try routine that kills you far quicker.

How the path was forged.

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

The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and, like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them. So if the person looking into someone's eyes has a dark soul, he will see only his own ugliness.

I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life. I look for joy, the peace of action. You need action. I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

Love never keeps a you away from pursuing your destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love.

I needed to talk about my real personal history, in order to become free of it.