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

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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I think that if we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we're alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange.

God always offers us a second chance in life.

You can't measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. Time doesn't pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we're 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.

The most important experiences a man can have are those that take him to the very limit; that is the only way we learn, because it requires all our courage.

Why exactly do you go to yoga classes? You're such a calm, well-balanced person, and a woman who knows what she wants. Aren't you wasting your time? My heart starts beating again. I don't answer. I simply smile and stroke his face.

Only those who find life, find treasures.

It's not enough to know what you want to do. You have to do it to be what you want to be.

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.

If you're asking me if I like your company, the answer is yes. If, on the other hand, you're asking me if I could live without you, the answer is also yes.

The soil needs the seed, and the seed needs the soil. The one only has meaning with the other.

Just as prison never corrects the prisoner—it only teaches him to commit more crimes—so hospitals merely got patients used to a completely unreal world, where everything was allowed and where no one had to take responsibility for their actions.

Going after a dream has a price. It may mean abandoning our habits, it may make us go through hardships, or it may lead us to disappointment, et cetera. But however costly it may be, it is never as high as the price paid by people who didn't live. Because one day they will look back and hear their own heart say: ‘I wasted my life.'

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy!

She was going to discover new things, when she didn't need to learn anything more—all she needed was patience.