Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza (24 August 1947) Brazilian lyricist and novelist and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002.

Those who try to kill the body violate God's law. Those who try to kill the soul also violate God's law, even though their crime is less visible to others. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.
Most human beings still cannot trust love.
Look around. And don't get close to people who make you suffer.
When you know how to use it, disobedience can be a virtue.
Men always have their reasons. But the fact is that they always wind up leaving.
Veronika had noticed that a lot of people she knew would talk about the horros in other people's lives as if they were genuinely concerned to help them, but the truth was that they took pleasure in the suffering of others, because that made them believe they were happy and that life had been generous with them.
Writing is easy: just stare at the screen of your computer until a tear drops on your keyboard.
Disappointment, Defeat, Despair are the tools God uses to show us our way...
Life is falling down 7 times and getting up 8.
The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
We must struggle for our dreams, but when certain paths prove impossible, it would be best to save our energies in order to travel other roads.
If you think ADVENTURE is Dangerous, Try Routine. It is LETHAL". "Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute Experience". "You have to Take Risks. We will only understand the Miracle of life fully when we allow the UnExpected to happen".
it’s that sense of powerlessness that destroyed my soul. i cannot be as good as i would like to be.nor as bad as i think i need to be.i think you have the same doubts that your goodness was not rewarded
Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.
The completion is always more difficult that the beginning.
To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.
Paradise is being able to say at that (second before our death) moment: "I made some mistakes, but I wasn't a coward. I lived life and did what I had to do.
Many parents make mistakes with their children, thinking they know what's best for them.
In life, there is only the present moment, the now. You can't measure time the way you measure distance between two points. "Time" doesn't pass.
But human beings are like that, she thought. We've replaced nearly all our emotions with fear.
To the warriors of light, there is no such thing as impossible love. They don’t allow themselves to be intimidated by silence, or by rejection. They know that – behind the icy mask people wear – there is a heart of fire. That is why the warriors risk more than others. They tirelessly seek love – even if this means hearing, many times over, the word ‘no’, returning home defeated, feeling rejected in body and soul. Warriors don’t allow themselves to be discouraged. Without love, live has no meaning.
When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.
The Warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment and sometimes, with just a touch of madness.
We suffer because we feel we are giving more than we receive. We suffer because our love is going unrecognized. We suffer because we are unable to impose our own rules.
Follow your dreams, transform your life.
But in the end all religions point to the same light. In between the light and us, sometimes there are too many rules. The light is here and there are no rules to follow this light.
Empty your mind, stop thinking about anything, simply be.
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory … visit your soul; don’t visit your past.
The pain of yesterday is the strength of today.
The heart decides, and what it decides is all that really matters.