Love can only be found through the act of loving.
The trouble with words is that they give us the illusory sense that we are making ourselves understood as well as understanding what others are saying. However, when we turn around and come face-to-face with our destiny, we discover that words are not enough.
Intense, unexpected suffering passes more quickly than suffering that is apparently bearable; the latter goes on for years and, without our noticing, eats away at our souls, until, one day, we are no longer able to free ourselves from the bitterness and it stays with us for the rest of our lives.
We forget that the world is what we imagine it to be. We stop being the sun and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.
music isn't just something that comforts or distracts us, it goes beyond that - it's an ideology. you can judge people by the kind of music they listen to.
When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.
Setting out rules for waging war (the Geneva Convention).
You may not be winning, but this doesn't mean you are losing
If we are desperate, though , if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.
No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help.
The world lies in the hands of those that have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams - each according to his or her own talent.
It's not difficult for me to put my feelings into written form. I try to be concise and to go direct to the subject. This is what people like about my work, and what the critics hate.
In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.
I will be capable of loving, regardless of whether I am loved in return, Of giving, when I have nothing, Of working happily, even in the midst of difficulties, Of holding out my hand, even when utterly alone and abandoned, Of drying my tears, even while I weep, Of believing, even when no one believe
The search for happiness is more important than the need for pain.
Faith as tiny as a grain of sand allows us to move mountains.
It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.
Retiring and discovering that you no longer have enough energy to enjoy life and dying a few years out of sheer boredom.
I've crossed these sands many times," said one of the camel drivers one night. "But the desert is so huge, and the horizons so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent." The boy understood intuitively what he meant, even without ever having set foot in the deser
I feel it's my duty as a human being, as a person who is trying - like everybody else who thinks about the state of the world - to enhance the importance of multicultural connection.
After weeks on the road, listening to a language you donâ€™t understand, using a currency whose value you donâ€™t comprehend, walking down streets youâ€™ve never walked down before, you discover that your old â€œI,â€ along with everything you ever learned, is absolutely no use at all in the face of
All my life, I thought of love as some kind of voluntary enslavement. Well, that's a lie: freedom only exists when love is present. The person who gives him or herself wholly, the person who feels freest, is the person who loves most wholeheartedly.
The parents always insisted on telling their child that their secret friends didn't exist - perhaps because they had forgotten that they too had spoken to their angel at one time. Or, who knows, perhaps they thought they lived in a world where there was no longer any place for angels.
No one knows what is going to happen in the next few minutes, and yet people still go forward, because they have trust, because they have faith.
People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they donâ€™t deserve them, or that theyâ€™ll be unable to achieve them. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but werenâ€™t, or of treas
For the Warrior, there is no such thing as an impossible love.
To dream is not enough, you have to fulfill your dream.
Borges said there are only four stories to tell: a love story between two people, a love story between three people, the struggle for power and the voyage. All of us writers rewrite these same stories ad infinitum.
Tragedies do happen. We can discover the reason, blame others, imagine how different our lives would be had they not occurred. But none of that is important: they did occur, and so be it. From there onward we must put aside the fear that they awoke in us and begin to rebuild
Everything is possible, from angels to demons to economists and politicians. Paulo Coelh