41 Great Paulo Coelho Quotes

A novelist from Brazil, Paulo Coelho has written multiple novels that have sold over 210 million copies all over the world. Along with his prestigious writing accomplishments he has also receive multiple different awards, including the Crystal Award. This is a list of some of his most powerful and thought provoking quotes.

“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.”

“Always heed the omens.”

“At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”

“Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing Can Substitute Experience.”

“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”


“Dreams are the language of God.”

“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”

“Every search begins with beginner’s luck.”

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

“Everything we see…is just the visible part of reality.”

“If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it.”

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

“In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.”

“It is the hand that evokes love and creates a twin soul for every person in the world.”

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

“I’ve been in love before, it’s like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You’re not addicted yet, but you like the
sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and
you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he’s not there, you feel like an addict who can’t get a fix.
And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you’re willing to do anything for love.”

“Life attracts life.”

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

“No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up.”

“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.”

“No reason is needed for loving.”

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

“Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.”

“People want to change everything and, at the same time want it all to remain the same.”

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

“Straight Roads Do Not Make Skillful Drivers.”

“Tears are words that need to be written.”

“The language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love.”

“The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.”

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

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

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

“We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.”

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

“When someone leaves, its because someone else is about to arrive.”

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

“You are what you believe yourself to be.”

“You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t a true love…The love that speaks the language
of the world.”

This wonderful video features Coelho himself speaking about the trials and errors that come along with writing a best seller.

Thank you for checking out this collection of my 41 personal favorite Paulo Coelho quotes.

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