People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

Fear of failure leads to failure.

Paulo Coelho
Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.
Paulo Coelho

If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.

Paulo Coelho
Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.
Paulo Coelho

When you want something with all your heart, that's when you are closest to the Soul of the World.... when you love someone with all your heart, that's when you are transformed." "Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive... and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us.... we continue to change as change is the nature of man. No one is "just this way". That is who they are today - it will not be who they are tomorrow.

Paulo Coelho
The warrior knows that he is free to choose his desires, and he makes these decisions with courage, detachment, and - sometimes - with just a touch of madness.
Paulo Coelho

Don't think about what you've left behind.

Paulo Coelho
Time neither moves nor is stationary. Time changes.
Paulo Coelho

Millions of couples out there practiced the art of sadomasochism every day, without even realizing it. They went to work, came back, complained about everything, insulted their wife or were insulted by her, felt wretched, but were, nonetheless, tightly bound to their own unhappiness, not realizing that all it would take was a single gesture, a final goodbye, to free them from that oppression.

Paulo Coelho
If we seek something, that same thing is seeking us.