Paulo Coelho Quotes
Paulo Coelho (Aug 24, 1947, born in Rio d Janeiro, Brazil) is a lyricist and author who is well known for his famous book The Alchemist.
Since his teenage days, Paulo Coelho knew he wanted to become a writer and even expressed the same to his parents. However, his parents had the opposite plans for him. It was his tendency to not follow the traditional path of career choice like engineering due to which his parents sent him to a mental institution. However, he managed to escape it thrice and finally finished his term there at the age of 20.
Following his parents advise he got enrolled into law school only to drop out of within a year. There on he started his life as a hippie and spent his time traveling between South America, North America, Mexico, and Europe. He even started using drugs way back in the 1960s.
After trying his luck with becoming a songwriter, composing lyrics, working as an actor, theatre director, and journalist, he finally started writing. He wrote his first book Hell Archives in 1982 that made a lukewarm impact on the readers.
Paulo Coelho’s book The Pilgrimage (published in 1987) is his autobiography where he described his spiritual awakening.
In an interview in 1986, Paulo Coelho said “I was very happy in the things I was doing. I was doing something that gave me food and water – to use the metaphor in The Alchemist (1988), I was working, I had a person whom I loved, I had money, but I was not fulfilling my dream. My dream was, and still is, to be a writer.”
By the time Paulo Coelho published his book Brida he found a bigger publishing house and his struggle as a writer was over. His books The Pilgrimage, Hippie, The Valkyries, and Aleph are based on his life and are thus autobiographical, however, rest is mostly fictional.
Paulo Coelho is one of the most popular writers in today’s time with his work published in 170 countries, translated into eighty languages. He is listed by UK-based company Richtopia as 200 of the most influential contemporary authors.
His quotes are famous inspiring millions through his books and social media. I have put together some of his most powerful and popular quotes that are almost like a bible to the principles I live by.
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“Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you.” Paulo Coelho
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” Paulo Coelho
“The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.” Paulo Coelho
“I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” Paulo Coelho
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” Paulo Coelho
“Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” Paulo Coelho
“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”
“Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.” Paulo Coelho
“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”
“The ship is safest when it is in the port, but that is not what ships are built for.” Paulo Coelho
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.” Paulo Coelho
“Be present. Make Love. make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. make your bed. Make someone else;’s bed. Have a smart mouth and a quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow.” Paulo Coelho
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” Paulo Coelho
“You are what you believe yourself to be.” Paulo Coelho
“Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.” Paulo Coelho
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.” Paulo Coelho
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” Paulo Coelho
“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” Paulo Coelho
“Don’t allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not.” Paulo Coelho
“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho
“Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy.” – Paulo Coelho
“Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should read their lives, but none about his or her own.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist
“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.” – Paulo Coelho
“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 25
“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 60
“We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or possessions or 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 from The Alchemist page 76
“Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 85
“If you start out by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 27
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 23
“The boy felt jealous of the freedom of the wind and saw that he could have the same freedom. There was nothing to hold him back except himself. The sheep, the merchant’s daughter, and the fields of Andalusia were only steps along the way to his Personal Legend.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 28
“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 70
“Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we’re living right now.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 85
“The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.” – Paulo Coelho
“Imagine if everyone went around transforming lead into gold. Gold would lose its value. It’s only those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 85
“The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 102
“To do that successfully, I must have no fear of failure. It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the Master Work. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait for twenty years.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 102
“You’ve got to find the treasure so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 119
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 119
“There’s only one way to learn…it’s through action.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 129
“People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams because they feel they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 134
“Blessings are like an oasis in the desert. We should stop and be thankful when we find one for we may never see it again. Life is like a desert, you only regret the oasis you let pass.” – Paulo Coelho
“If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 127
“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 137
“When you are loved, you can do anything in creation.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 152
“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 155
“The Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream.” Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist page 136
“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” Paulo Coelho from The Zahir
“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.” Paulo Coelho from By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” Paulo Coelho from Brida
“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” Paulo Coelho
“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.” Paulo Coelho
“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.” Paulo Coelho from Eleven Minutes
Share and spread the message of love, faith, enthusiasm through Paulo Coelho Quotes from his life experiences written in his books like The Alchemist, Adultery, and Brida to name a few.