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

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them.

Paulo Coelho
Men always have their reasons. But the fact is that they always wind up leaving.
Paulo Coelho

Thinking that being a good, decent, respectable person will mean that others will see you as weak, vulnerable, and easy to manipulate.

Paulo Coelho
I talk to my readers on social networking sites, but I never tell them what the book is about. Writing is lonely, so from time to time I talk to them on the Internet. It's like chatting at a bar without leaving your office. I talk with them about a lot of things other than my books.
Paulo Coelho

Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.

Paulo Coelho
Emotions are wild horses. It is not explanations that carry us forward, but our will to go on.
Paulo Coelho

I was arrested three times and tortured once. Paulo Coelh

Paulo Coelho
I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.
Paulo Coelho

Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.

Paulo Coelho
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.