Paulo Coelho Quotes

It is not time that changes man, nor knowledge; the only thing that can change someone’s mind is love.

I’m not a body with a soul, I’m a soul that has a visible part called body.

If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination.

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

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.

People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

“every movement needs to pause at times”

“Don’t fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.”

He told himself that he would have to start reading thicker books: they lasted longer, and made more comfortable pillows.

if a book isn’t self-explanatory, then it isn’t worth reading.

Why is Love more important than Faith? Because Faith is merely the road that leads us to the Greater Love.

Beware when making a woman cry. God is counting her tears.

“If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.”

There are no risk in Love, as you’ll find out for yourself. People have been searching for and finding each other for thousands of years. Suddenly, he realised that the might be wrong. There was always a risk, a single risk: that one person might meet with more than one Soulmate in the same incarnation…

We can also allow our Soulmate to pass us by, without accepting him or her, or even noticing. Then we will need another incarnation in order to find that Soulmate. And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture humankind ever invented for itself: loneliness.

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

She had just realized there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar.

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

Fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.

Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows in our eyes.

The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.

For the warrior, there is no “better” or “worse”; everyone has the necessary gifts for his particular path.

We can just flow with the tide or follow our own dreams.