Paulo Coelho

«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.»

Paulo Coelho


«A person who goes in search of God is wasting his time. He can walk a thousand roads and join many religions and sects–but he'll never find God that way. God is here, right now, at our side. We can see Him in this mist, in the ground we're walking on, even in my shoes. His angels keep watch while we sleep and help us in our work. In order to find God, you have only to look around. But meeting Him is not easy. The more God asks us to participate in His»

Paulo Coelho


«If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.»

Paulo Coelho


«But the Warrior never allows himself to be discouraged.»

Paulo Coelho


«I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things.»

Paulo Coelho


«But when he thought to complain about the burden of its weight, he remembered that, because he had the jacket, he had withstood the cold of the dawn.»

Paulo Coelho


«No matter how you are feeling, get up every morning and prepare to let your light shine forth.»

Paulo Coelho


«The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.»

Paulo Coelho


«God never abandons His children.»

Paulo Coelho


«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.»

Paulo Coelho


«You shouldn't have asked," I said. "Love doesn't ask many questions, because if we stop to think we become fearful. It's an inexplicable fear; it's difficult even to describe it. Maybe it's the fear of being scorned, of not being accepted, or of breaking the spell. It's ridiculous, but that's the way it is. That's why you don't ask-you act. As you've said many times, you have to take risks.»

Paulo Coelho


«Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.»

Paulo Coelho


«Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees»

Paulo Coelho


«She imagined herself both queen and slave, dominatrix and victim. In her imagination she was making love with men of all skin colors--white, black, yellow--with homosexuals and beggars. She was anyone's, and anyone could do anything to her. She had one, two, three orgasms, one after another. She imagined everything she had never imagined before, and she gave herself to all that was most base and most pure.»

Paulo Coelho


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

Paulo Coelho


«Hatred. Something almost as physical as walls, pianos, or nurses. She could almost touch the destructive energy leaking out of her body. She allowed the feeling to emerge, regardless of whether it was good or bad; she was sick of self-control, of masks, of appropriate behavior. Veronika wanted to spend her remaining two or three days of life behaving as inappropriately as she could.»

Paulo Coelho


«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.»

Paulo Coelho


«Living as human being and as a divinity.»

Paulo Coelho


«Le courage est le don le plus important pour qui cherche le langage du monde.»

Paulo Coelho


«It's the oasis," said the camel driver.»

Paulo Coelho


«When a sense of dissatisfaction persists, that means it was placed there by God for one purpose only: you need to change everything and move forward.»

Paulo Coelho


«Physical elegance, which is what I am talking about here, comes from the body. This is no superficial matter, but rather the way that man found to honour the way he places his two feet on the ground.»

Paulo Coelho


«You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love.»

Paulo Coelho


«I believe in signs....what we need to learn is always there before us, we just have to look around us with respect & attention to discover where God is leading us and which step we should take. When we are on the right path, we follow the signs, and if we occasionally stumble, the Divine comes to our aid, preventing us from making mistakes.»

Paulo Coelho


«Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive.»

Paulo Coelho


«What you need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we've learned as we've moved toward the dream. That's the point at which most people give up. It's the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.»

Paulo Coelho


«He has done things that caused me to doubt His wisdom, but never His existence.»

Paulo Coelho


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

Paulo Coelho


«When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.»

Paulo Coelho


«Fairy tales had been her first experience of the magical universe, and more than once she had wondered why people ended up distancing themselves from that world, knowing the immense joy that childhood had brought to their lives.»

Paulo Coelho