24 Inspirational Paulo Coelho Quotes on Life

Birth: August 24, 1947, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Short Biography


Paulo Coelho de Souza was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1947. We know him from numerous books such as The Alchemist, The Winner Stands Alone, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, Brida, The Archer...


Apart from authorship, he serves as a consultant in UNESCO's Intercultural Dialogues program and is also on the board of the Schwab Foundation, which regulates the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Quotes by Paulo Coelho


“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” /Paulo Coelho
“Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.” /Paulo Coelho
“We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop.” /Paulo Coelho
“Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don't be afraid to be the best.” /Paulo Coelho
“One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” /Paulo Coelho
“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” /Paulo Coelho
“If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day.” /Paulo Coelho
“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.” /Paulo Coelho
“We aren’t who we want to be. We are what society demands. We are what our parents choose. We don’t want to disappoint anyone; we have a great need to be loved. So we smother the best in us. Gradually, the light of our dreams turns into the monster of our nightmares. They become things not done, possibilities not lived.” /Paulo Coelho
“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” /Paulo Coelho
“No one ever loses anyone. We are all one soul that needs to continue growing and developing in order for the world to carry on and for us all to meet once again.” /Paulo Coelho
“The world has a soul and whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of many things.” /Paulo Coelho
“Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.” /Paulo Coelho
“Try to live with the same intensity as a child. He doesn't ask for explanations; he dives into each day as if it were a new adventure and, at night, sleeps tired and happy.” /Paulo Coelho
“Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.” /Paulo Coelho
“People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren’t, or of treasures that might have been found but were forever hidden in the sands. Because, when these things happen, we suffer terribly.” /Paulo Coelho
“Feelings do not grow old along with the body. Feelings form part of a world I don’t know, but it’s a world where there’s no time, so space, no frontiers.” /Paulo Coelho
“All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step” /Paulo Coelho
“Whenever someone dies, a part of the universe dies too. Everything a person felt, experience and saw dies with them, like tears in the rain.” /Paulo Coelho
“When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the the mysteries.” /Paulo Coelho

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