No one can posses an afternoon of rain beating against the window, or the serenity of a sleeping child, or the magical moment when the waves break on the rocks. No one can posses the beautiful things of this Earth, but we can know them and love them. It is through such moments that God reveals himself to mankind.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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If it's still in your mind, it's worth taking the risk.

Every moment should be lived with feeling and emotion because if we try to decipher it and understand it, the magic disappears.

People talked more openly to a psychiatrist than they did to a priest because a doctor couldn't threaten them with Hell.

I am surprised how difficult for people is to say "I love you". They only say the three magic words when they are sure they will hear "I love you too" back. C'mon! Spread the energy of love without expecting anything! Cowards are incapable of expressing love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

Because nothing you performed belongs to any Eastern tradition.

Suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself--free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and driving us on.

To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation.

My search for wisdom, peace of mind, and an awareness of realities visible and invisible has become routine and pointless.

He said to the boy, Show me where there is life out in the desert. Only those who can see such signs of life are able to find treasure.

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

Love one another, but let's try not to possess one another.

This wasn't a strange place; it was a new one.

However, society always imposes on us a collective way of behaving, and people never stop to wonder why they should behave like that.

Well, then, why should I listen to my heart?