Best Paulo Coehlo Quotes

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When you find your path, you must not be afraid. “Paulo Coehlo”

The wise are wise only because they love.

Or possibly it is this :) The wise are wise only because they love. The fools are fools only because they think they can understand love.

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

Terror, terror, terror. Life was a reign o terror in the shadow of the guillotine.

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.

There is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.

riverYou drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

A disciple asked Hejasi:
– I want to know what is the most funny thing about human beings.
Hejasi said:
– That they always think crooked: they’re in a hurry to grow, then lament their lost childhood, and soon lose the money they need to keep their health.
“They are so anxious about the future, that they neglect the present, and thus live in neither the present nor the future.”
“They live as if they were never going to die, and die as if they had never lived.”

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universeqWhen you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World.… It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

What happens once will never happen again. But what happens twice will surely happen a third time.
We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.

I ask myself: are defeats necessary?
Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for a dream, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

If you come here, you will find a hidden treasure.
The child in the shepherd’s dream,

I told you that your dream was a difficult one. It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
This has sometimes been paraphrased: “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe…. The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness.

E quando você quer alguma coisa, todo o Universo conspira para que você realize seu desejo.
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Life attracts life.
The alchemist uses this expression at p. 23, but it is one that does not originate with Coelho, though his work has popularized it.
As he mused about these things, he realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.

He had worked for an entire year to make a dream come true, and that dream, minute by minute, was becoming less important. Maybe cause that wasn’t really his dream.

We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.

“If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.
Fatima”

“If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise,” said the seer. “If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.”

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

heartwwTell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.

Don’t think about what you’ve left behind, the alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. “Everything is written in the Soul of the World, and there it will stay forever.”

If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.

Quotes from the Alchemist

There is only one way to learn … It’s through action.

It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

The wise men understood that this natural world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect. God created the world so that, through its visible objects, men could understand his spiritual teachings and the marvels of his wisdom. That’s what I mean by action.

Wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.

Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World. … It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

Perhaps they needn’t even believe — it was enough that they needed angels, and the angels would return gladly.

The parents always insisted on telling their child that their secret friends didn’t exist — perhaps because they had forgotten that they too had spoken to their angel at one time. Or, who knows, perhaps they thought they lived in a world where there was no longer any place for angels. Disenchanted, the angels had returned to God’s side, knowing that they could no longer impose their presence.

We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.

That moment exists — a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.

The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us.
And to save us. We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.
As translated by Alan R. Clarke (1996)

The gods throw the dice, and they don’t ask whether we want to be in the game or not. They don’t care if when you go, you leave behind a lover, a home, a career, or a dream. The gods don’t care whether you have it all, whether it seems that your every desire can be met through hard work and persistence. The gods don’t want to know about your plans and your hopes. Somewhere they’re throwing the dice — and you are chosen. From then on, winning or losing is only a question of luck.The gods throw the dice, freeing love from its cage. And love can create or destroy — depending on the direction of the wind when it is set free.

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.

My aim is to understand love. I know how alive I felt when I was in love, and I know that everything I have now, however interesting it might seem, doesn’t really excited me.
But love is a terrible thing: I’ve seen my girlfriends suffer and I don’t want the same thing to happen to me. … Although my aim is to understand love, and although I suffer to think of people to whom I gave my heart, I see that those who touched my heart failed to arouse my body, and that those who aroused my body failed to touch my heart.

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or — such is the pleasure they experience — they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them. The Zahir

In my world, everything is possible and everything is relative

I was once more in a time which the things around me were changing and that is how I wanted it to be for the rest of my days.

I learned something recently: our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives…

You want to know if the heart of a man or a woman can contain enough love for more than one person? … I think it’s perfectly possible as long as one of those people doesn’t turn into … a Zahir.

In my world, everything is possible and everything is relative.

Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.

Stop being who you were and become who you are.
A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better.

That’s the problem, we do get used to things.

Best Paulo Coehlo Quotes