Quotes by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

If you can dream, you can do.

Paulo Coelho
You have a personal legend to fulfil, period. It is of no matter if others support you, or criticise you, ignore or tolerate you. You are doing that because that is your destiny on this earth, and the source of any joy.
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.

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Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life - everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.
Paulo Coelho

Once in a mental hospital, a person grows used to the the freedom that exists in the world of insanity and becomes addicted to it.

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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

A schizophrenic is a person who already has a natural tendency to absent himself from this world.

Paulo Coelho
it's best to accept life as it really is and not as I imagined it to be
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I was trying to come round to the idea that there might be an invisible reality capable of interfering in our lives, but the only reason I did so was because of a love I didn't want to believe I felt but which was continuing to grow in a subtle, devastating way. I was content in my universe and didn't want to change it at all, even though I was being propelled in that direction.

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I think that perhaps we always fall in love the very first time we see the man of our dreams, even though, at the time, reason may be telling otherwise, and we may fight against that instinct, hoping against hope that we won't win, until there comes a point when we allow ourselves to be vanquished by our feelings...