The happiness of one does not mean the unhappiness of the others.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.

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There is a huge difference between danger and fear.
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There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we cannot avoid them. But they are there for some reason.

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The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.
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Every road i traveled led back to you

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I am in the Aleph, the point at which everything is in the same place at the same time. I'm at a window, looking out at the world and its secret places, poetry lost in time and words left hanging in space...sentences that are perfectly understood, even when left unspoken. Feelings that simultaneously exalt and suffocate.
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Sex was always surrounded by taboos, and I don't see it necessarily as a manifestation of evil. I think that sexuality is first and foremost the way that God chooses for us to be here on earth, to enjoy this energy of love in the physical plane.

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It's the oasis," said the camel driver. "Well, why don't we go there right now?" the boy asked. "Because we have to sleep.
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In Eleven Minutes, I started with the question of why sexuality is considered one of the major issues in life.

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MySpace is an addiction. Paulo Coelh