We must struggle for our dreams, but when certain paths prove impossible, it would be best to save our energies in order to travel other roads.

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

Desire is not what you see, but what you imagine.

Paulo Coelho
I am a Catholic because I choose to be a Catholic. And then I go to the Mass because I choose. It is out of my free will.
Paulo Coelho

I write to empty my mind and to fill my heart.

Paulo Coelho
I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parents locked me in a mental institution - they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing.
Paulo Coelho

When something undesirable grows in my soul, I ask God to give me the courage to mercilessly pluck it out.

Paulo Coelho
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.
Paulo Coelho

Does a soldier go to war in order to kill the enemy? no, he goes in order to die for his country. Does a wife want to show her husband how happy she is? no, she wants him to see how she suffers in order to make him happy Does the husband go to work thinking he will find personal fulfillment there? no, he is giving his sweat and tears for the good of the family And so it goes on: sons give up their dreams to please their parents, parents give up their lives in order to please their children; pain and suffering are used to justify the one thing that should bring only LOVE..

Paulo Coelho
I am 100 per cent Virgo, stubborn, over-organised, slightly abstracted from the rest of the world.
Paulo Coelho

Everyone contributes a word, a sentence, an image, but in the end it all makes sense: the happiness of one becomes the joy of all.

Paulo Coelho
The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes. Paulo Co