No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people's eyes, to reveal the marvels around.

Paulo Coelho
Each human being has the right to seek out joy, joy being understood as something which makes one content - not necessarily that which makes others content.
Paulo Coelho

No one should ever ask themselves that: why am I unhappy? The question carries within it the virus that will destroy everything. If we ask that question, it means we want to find out what makes us happy. If what makes us happy is different from what we have now, then we must either change once and for all or stay as we are, feeling even more unhappy.

Paulo Coelho
Everything we see… is just the visible part of reality.
Paulo Coelho

It wasn't a dance, but the complete absence of noise and movement, the silence, that brought me in contact with myself.

Paulo Coelho
It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own.
Paulo Coelho

The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.

Paulo Coelho
Then the Warrior of the Light thanks his traveling companions, takes a deep breath and continues on, laden with memories of an unforgettable journey.
Paulo Coelho

As soon as people decide to confront a problem, they realize that they are far more capable than they thought they were.

Paulo Coelho
Excessive caution destroys the soul and the heart, because living is an act of courage, and an act of courage is always an act of love.