The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life. I look for joy, the peace of action. You need action. I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

Paulo Coelho
Of all the ways we have found to hurt ourselves, the worse has been through love. We are always suffering because of someone who doesn't love us, or someone who has left us, or someone who won't leave us. If we are alone, it is because no one wants us...
Paulo Coelho

Every day, we try to pretend that we haven't perceived that moment, that it doesn't exist; that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment.

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

She imagined herself both queen and slave, dominatrix and victim. In her imagination she was making love with men of all skin colors--white, black, yellow--with homosexuals and beggars. She was anyone's, and anyone could do anything to her. She had one, two, three orgasms, one after another. She imagined everything she had never imagined before, and she gave herself to all that was most base and most pure.

Paulo Coelho
If there is suffering, then it's best to accept it, because it won't go away just because you pretend it's not there. If there is joy, then it's best to accept that too, even though you're afraid it might end one day.
Paulo Coelho

Before there was a proper understanding and a sense of God's presence, the idea that everything would one day end was utterly desolating.

Paulo Coelho
He is as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove.
Paulo Coelho

When we venture in that unfamiliar sea, we trust blindly in those who guide us, believing that they know more than we do.

Paulo Coelho
Thats because, like everyone else on the planet, you believed that time would teach you to grow closer to God. But time doesnt teach; it merely brings us a sense of weariness and of growing older.