If you go around promising what you do not yet have, you will lose the will to achieve it.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

Evil had to manifest itself and fulfill its role, so that ultimately Good could prevail. [...] Evil needs to manifest itself, for them to understand the value of Good.

Paulo Coelho
Never looking anyone in the eye when you're traveling on public transport, in case it's interpreted as a sign that you're trying to get off with them.
Paulo Coelho

The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process of change: Yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.

Paulo Coelho
A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. He treats each situation as if it were unique.
Paulo Coelho

For those that were never wounded by love, they will never be able to say: “I livedâ€. Because they haven’t.

Paulo Coelho
Thousands of years ago, weren't we capable of building enormous structures like the pyramids? Weren't we capable of worshiping gods, weaving, making fire, finding lovers and wives, sending written messages? Of course we were. But although we've succeeded in replacing slaves with wage slaves, all the advances we've made have been in the field of science. Human beings are still asking the same questions as their ancestors. In short, they haven't evolved at all.
Paulo Coelho

Judging yourself to be full of virtue paralyses. Judging yourself to be full of guilt also paralyses.

Paulo Coelho
Believing everything your child does wrong is entirely down to the company he or she keeps.
Paulo Coelho

Sometimes, you get no second chance and that its best to accept the gifts the world offers you.

Paulo Coelho
How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly?