Quotes by Paulo Coelho


“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.”

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

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

“When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the the mysteries.”

“Finding one important thing in your life doesn’t mean you have to
give up all the other important things.”

“Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.”

“Sometimes the best of gods gift’s arrive by the shattering of all the window panes.”

“It isn’t expectations that carry us forward, it’s our desire to go on.”

“What we see is not always what exists.”

“Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”




“When we’re focused on what we want, things begin to slot perfectly into place.”

“Only children believe they’re capable of everything.”

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

“If I believe I will win, then victory will believe in me.”

“Words are tears that have been written down. Tears are words that need to be shed. Without them, joy loses all its brilliance and sadness has no end.”

“To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.”

“If you spend too much time trying to find out what is good or bad about someone else, you’ll forget your own soul and end up exhausted and defeated by the energy you have wasted in judging others.”

“You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high.”

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”

“In magic – and in life – there is only the present moment, the now. You can’t measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. ‘Time’ doesn’t pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we’re always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn’t act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we’re going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we don’t want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.”

“Only two things can reveal life’s great secrets: suffering and love.”

“If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world”

“Only someone who can say ‘I love you’ is capable of saying ‘I forgive you.”


Veronika Decides to Die


“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

“You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.”

“Many people don’t allow themselves to love…because there are a lot of things at risk a lot of future and a lot of past.”

“If only everyone could know and live with their inner craziness. Would the world be a worse place for it? No, people would be fairer and happier.”

“The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort”

“Life is always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.”

“It’s best to accept life as it really is and not as I imagined it to be”
“If you force yourself to be the same as everyone else. It causes neuroses, psychoses, and paranoia. it’s a distortion of nature, it goes against God’s laws, for in all the world’s woods and forests he did not create a single leaf the same as another.”

“In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those who decide to die?”
“There are some battles in life that have only two possible outcomes: they either destroy us or they make us strong.”



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