Paulo Coelho Quotes

Who is Paulo Coelho?

Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian novelist best known for the book 'The Alchemist'.

Born August 24, 1947
Age 75 years old

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Best 85 Quotes by Paulo Coelho – Page 1 of 3

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

“A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.”

“Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.”

“Big or small. Lies are lies.”

“Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.”

“Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

“Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.”

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“Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you.”

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

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try normal; its lethal.”

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It's lethal!”

“It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”

“Life is the train, not the station.”

“Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.”

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“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

“Love is what makes you smile when you are tired.”

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“No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.”

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“One has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”

“Respect is for those who deserve
not for those who demand it.”

“This world is full of idiots distributed strategically so you can meet at least one per day.”

“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.”

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”

“What's the world's greatest lie? It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.”

“You are your own best friend. Never ever, put yourself down.”

“Your eyes show the strength of your soul.”

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“Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”


“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”


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“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”


“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”


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“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have faith.”


“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”


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“Anyone who has ever scanned the bookshelves of a new girlfriend or boyfriend- or peeked inside his or her medicine cabinet- understands this implicitly; you can learn as much - or more - from one glance at a private space as you can from hours of exposure to a public face.”

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