Philosophy can't build bridges, but can encourage people to cross them.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

The happier people can be, the unhappier they are.

Paulo Coelho
In my world, everything is possible and everything is relative.
Paulo Coelho

Because true love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny

Paulo Coelho
I've discovered my vocation. I want to be a writer.
Paulo Coelho

When I was 40, I wrote my first book, The Pilgrimage, and I said to myself, "why did it take so long for me to write this book?" Because my dream, since I was 10 years old, was to be a writer. I said, I have to revisit my life using a metaphor, and the metaphor was basically this boy that has a dream and has to go far away to realize that his dream is close to him.

Paulo Coelho
We are always trying to convert people to a belief in our own explanation of the universe. We think that the more people there are who believe as we do, the more certain it will be that what we believe is the truth. But it doesn't work that way at all.
Paulo Coelho

This is for you,' he (the Alchemist) said, holding one of the parts (of gold) out to the monk. 'It's for your generosity to the pilgrims.' 'But this payment goes well beyond my generosity,' the monk responded. 'Don't say that again. Life might be listening, and give you less the next time.

Paulo Coelho
He is never cowardly.
Paulo Coelho

We must at all costs avoid saying no because people prefer those who say yes, and this allows us to survive in hostile territory.

Paulo Coelho
Our human condition makes us tend to share only the best of ourselves, because we are always searching for love and approval