What is a personal calling? It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don't all have the courage to confront our own dream.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

Men dream more about coming home than about leaving.

The closer one gets to realizing his personal legend, the more that personal legend becomes his true reason for being.

When things start to happen, and the path does reveal itself to us, we become afraid of carrying on.

Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem.

There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason.

Man needs what's worst in him in order to achieve what's best in him.

The existence of this world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect.

Love is an act of faith and its face should always be covered in mystery.

Times arise in life, when you have to choose between something you have become accustomed to and something you wanted to have.

The only reason I don't throw myself into your arms, kiss you and make love with you now is that I lack the courage and am afraid of loving you.

We live in a vale of tears...We can have all the dreams we like, but life is hard, implacable, sad.

When we're interested in something, everything around us appears to refer to it (the mystics call these phenomena 'signs', the sceptics 'coincidence', and psychologists 'concentrated focus', although I've yet to find out what term historians would use).

Trusting the one you love always brings good results.