I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Brazilian

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Anyone who does not share his moments of joy and discouragement with others will never fully know his own qualities and his own defects.

And they will return one day knowing the miracle of the heavens and of all the world. God knew what he was doing when he drew their attention to the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. If he hadn't wanted them to eat it, he would never have mentioned it.

We see the world in terms of what we would like to see happen, not what actually does.

When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.

I'm not afraid of loneliness, he continues. I'm afraid of deluding myself, of looking at reality the way I would like it to be and not how it really is.

Love would never keep a man from his Personal Legend.

For the first time, I will avoid anything that makes me suffer, because suffering is not a virtue.. I will not complain about life, saying, "Everything is always the same and I have nothin' 2 change it". Because I'm livin' this day as if it were my first and, while it lasts, I will discover things that I didn't even know were there.

Meet your obligations. But obligations never prevented anyone from following their dreams. Remember that you are a manifestation of the absolute, and do only those things in your life that are worth the effort. Only those who do that will understand the great transformations that are yet to be seen.

Here we believe that God has already done His part; now it is up to us to continue the process.

We assume (falsely) that how we feel now is how we will feel in the future.

There is no time to leave important words unsaid.

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.

People meet when they need to meet.

Nothing I do will help you, because you never understood your growth. You are better being what you always were.