Lie down on the ground and feel the planet's heart beating.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

Wait. This was the first lesson I had learned about love. The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways -- and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.

Paulo Coelho
I don't know what to do. I only know that it's taken me years to understand that life was pushing me in a direction I didn't want to go in.
Paulo Coelho

I feel it's my duty as a human being, as a person who is trying - like everybody else who thinks about the state of the world - to enhance the importance of multicultural connection.

Paulo Coelho
Dreams are letters from the book your life is writing.
Paulo Coelho

Love is looking at the same mountains from different angles.

Paulo Coelho
The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.
Paulo Coelho

I think we are afraid of each other when it comes to sex, because we read so much about sex, we talk so openly about sex, we see movies and we read books; but when we are face to face with someone else, we forget our individual patterns; that we are unique. So we try to repeat other people's patterns, according to what we seen and what we heard. So most of us are very frustrated, because we don't accept our individuality as far as sex is concerned.

Paulo Coelho
All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that's a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly.
Paulo Coelho

True love is an act of total surrender.

Paulo Coelho
Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.