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

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

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but something always went wrong, and the relationship would end precisely at the moment when she was sure that this was the person with whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life. After a long time, she came to the conclusion that men brought only pain, frustration, suffering and a sense of time dragging.
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When seen up close, dangers are controllable: when you begin to climb the mountain of your dreams, pay attention to the surroundings. There are cliffs, of course. There are almost imperceptible cracks in the mountain rock. There are stones so polished by storms that they have become as slippery as ice. But if you know where you are placing each footstep, you will notice the traps and how to get around them.

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Faith parries all blows. Faith transforms poison into crystalline water.
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A warrior accepts defeat. He does not treat it as a matter of indifference, nor does he attempt to transform it into a victory. The pain of defeat is bitter to him; he suffers at indifference and becomes desperate with loneliness. After all this has passed, he licks his wounds and begins everything anew. A warrior knows that war is made of many battles: he goes on

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You start living for the obsession alone ... You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you're enjoying the road or not.
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Travelling to past lives is like making a hole in the floor and letting the flames of the fire in the apartment below scorch and burn the present

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Once someone asked me, "What do you want to be your epitaph?" So I said, "Paulo Coelho died when he was alive.
Paulo Coelho

In a few more days I'd anticipated telling Veronika that our injections had cured her heart condition. But in light of her unscheduled departure form Villette my telling that particular lie will not be required. The majority of people who attempt suicide repeat that attempt until they succeed. I took a risk in lying to her about her condition, i decided to test the only remedy i have come to have any faith in: awareness of life. Until she finds out from some other doctor that she is perfectly healthy. She'll consider each day a miracle. Which in my view it is.

Paulo Coelho
Loving means being open to miracles, to victories and defeats, to everything that happens each day that was given us to walk upon the face of the Earth.