Knowledge was always the power that kept the Universe in its place and the stars turning in their orbits.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.

Paulo Coelho
Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present
Paulo Coelho

Each stone, each bend cries welcome to him. He identifies with the mountains and the streams, he sees something of his own soul in the plants and the animals and the birds of the field.

Paulo Coelho
Defeat is for the valiant. Only they will know the honour of losing and the joy of winning I am not here to tell you that defeat is a part of life: we all know that. Only the defeated know Love. Because it is in the realm of love that we fight our first battles – and generally lose. I am here to tell you that there are people who have never been defeated. They are the ones who never fought. They managed to avoid scars, humiliations, feelings of helplessness, as well as those moments when even warriors doubt the existence of God.’’ Manuscript Found In Accra – Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

In reality things reveal nothing to us. It is people who, by looking into at things, discover a way of penetrating the Soul of the World.

Paulo Coelho
Know how to get close to it: mountains are often seen from far off - beautiful, interesting, full of challenges. But what happens when we try to draw closer? Roads run all around them, flowers grow between you and your objective, what seemed so clear on the map is tough in real life. So try all the paths and all the tracks until eventually one day you're standing in front of the top that you yearn to reach.
Paulo Coelho

The happier people can be, the unhappier they are.

Paulo Coelho
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, and there is nothing new under the sun, as Solomon said more than three thousand years ago.
Paulo Coelho

The soul loves all things beautiful and deep.

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.