Waking up each morning to a hysterical alarm clock on the bedside table.
The language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.
When you cease doubting, you have stopped moving forward.
All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready.
What was broken will never be the same again.
We never lose our loved ones. The accompany us; they don't disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.
She regretted having taken his hand, she wanted to get away from there as soon as possible, to hide her shame, never again to see that man who had witnessed all that was most sordid in her, and who nevertheless continued to treat her with such tenderness. But again she remembered Mari's words: She d
Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.
A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.
A writer always wears glasses and never combs his hair. Half the time he feels angry about everything and the other half depressed. He spends most of his life in bars, arguing with other dishevelled, bespectacled writers. He says very 'deep' things. He always has amazing ideas for the plot of his ne
What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace
Sometimes there's just no way to hold back the river.
My connection with Brazil is so abstract. My blood and my way of thinking is Brazilian, but that's it. I don't tend to go back to the past, and although I have an apartment there, I rarely visit. When I move, I really move.
A warrior balances solitude and dependence.
We must play music quietly, talk quietly, weep in private, because I am the all-powerful Zahir, who lays down the rules and determines the distance between railway tracks, the meaning of success, the best way to love, the importance of rewards.
A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.
You can't avoid pain, but you can choose to overcome it.
If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule. Never lie to yourself.
Life is the train and not the station.
Borges said there are only four stories to tell: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power and the voyage. All of us writers rewrite these same stories ad infinitum.
He sometimes behaves like water, flowing around the obstacles he encounters.
For the warrior, there is no "better" or "worse"; everyone has the necessary gifts for his particular path.
If you want to achieve your objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort. At first, it's unpleasant and demotivating, but in time you come to realise that it's part of the process of feeling good, and the moment arrives when, if you don't feel pain, you have a sense tha
Victories and defeats form part of everyone's life - everyone, that is, except cowards, as you call them, because they never lose or win.
You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. Paulo Coelh
A miracle happened: another day of life.
Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.
Don't allow anyone to steal your joy.
When we are living our dream, the difficulties we encounter make sense.
Everything will happen as was written by the Lord," replied the prophet. "There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason." "What reason?" "That is a question we cannot answer before, or even during the trials. Only when we have ov