Monday, February 21, 2011


  • I reproduce here some quotes of Paulo Coelho. More to follow   

    ·        And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
    ·        "It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting."
    ·        "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving."

    ·        "So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you."

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

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

    ·        "The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times

    ·        Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" the boy asked.
    "Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure."

    ·        "I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now."

    ·        "You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent."

    ·        "Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life."

    ·        "Try to find pleasure in the speed that you're not used to. Changing the way you do routine things allows a new person to grow inside of you. But when all is said and done, you're the one who must decide how you handle it."

    ·        "It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. He was more certain of it than of anything in the world. He had been told by his parents and grandparents that he must fall in love and really know a person before becoming committed. But maybe people who felt that way had never learned the universal language. Because, when you know that language, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning."

    ·        "If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it."

    ·        "Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."

    ·        "The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them."

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

    ·        "This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you."
    ·        "If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own."

    ·        "We pretend to be strong because we are weak."

    ·        "It's not what enters men's mouth that is evil," said the alchemist. It's what comes out of their mouths that is."

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

    "No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it." 

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