Only two things can reveal life's great secrets: suffering and love.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

Some suggestions for you :

Listen to your heart beating, follow the thoughts you can't control, control your desire to get up at once and to do something useful. Sit for a few minutes each day, doing nothing, getting as much as you can out of that time.

There's everything wrong with it. Because when everyone dreams but only a few realize their dreams, that makes cowards of us all.

Apathy. I haven't yet reached that stage. I'm still at the complaining one, but I imagine that soon—in a matter of months, days, or hours—a complete lack of interest will set in that will be very hard to dispel.

They thought, for example, that I really ought to know the name Intel because it's written on every computer. I, of course, had never noticed.

World. When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It's always a positive force.

Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.

I'll just say that insanity is the inability to communicate your ideas. It's as if you were in a foreign country, able to see and understand everything that's going on around you but incapable of explaining what you need to know or of being helped, because you don't understand the language they speak there.

Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.

That's who I am, a man who has been both good and evil throughout his life.

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

It's not difficult for me to put my feelings into written form. I try to be concise and to go direct to the subject. This is what people like about my work, and what the critics hate.

There's something very wrong with this world, and it isn't just the wars going on in Asia or the Middle East.

You only need to hide if you're doing something you shouldn't.

Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.