The Wise Quotes of Paulo Coelho
The Brazilian author of "The Alchemist" and many other novels Paulo Coelho has moved the world with his seemingly simple spiritual tales, selling 85 million books in more than 150 countries. Here are some of our favorite inspirational quotes from his beloved writings--on everything from following your dreams to making friends with your own heart.
Paulo Coelho's latest novel is "Brida" (Harper, 2008).
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.
It's your mission on earth.
The moment we begin to seek love,
love begins to seek us.
And to save us.
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
The Best Teacher
What is a teacher? I'll tell you:
it isn't someone who teaches something,
but someone who inspires the student to give of her best
in order to discover what she already knows.
The Witch of Portobello
Befriending the Heart
The boy and his heart had become friends,
and neither was capable now of betraying the other.
The Only Thing
Only one thing makes a dream impossible:
the fear of failure.
This Precious Moment
We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust,
swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity.
Life is eternal.
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other,
to meet, to love, to share.
This is a precious moment.
It is a little parenthesis in eternity.
The Secret of Life
The secret of life, though,
is to fall seven times
and to get up eight times.
The Good Fight
Often, during combat, the warrior of light receives blows that he was not expecting.
And he realizes that, during a war, his enemy is bound to win some of the battles.
When this happens, the warrior of light weeps bitter tears and rests
in order to recover his energies a little.
But he immediately resumes the battle for his dreams.
Manual of the Warrior of Light
What is Intuition?
Intuition is really a sudden immersion
of the soul into the universal current of life,
where the histories of all people are connected,
and we are able to know everything,
because it's all written there.