When things start to happen, and the path does reveal itself to us, we become afraid of carrying on

-Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho

Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle.

Paulo Coelho
All life's battles teach us something, even those we lose. When you grow up, you'll discover that you have defended lies, deceived yourself, or suffered foolishness. If you're a good warrior you will not blame yourself for this, but neither will you allow your mistakes to repeat themselves.
Paulo Coelho

Her heart had already been broken many times over, and yet she still believed she was destined to meet the man of her life.

Paulo Coelho
We tend to seek captivity because we are used to seeing freedom as something that has neither frontiers nor responsibilities.
Paulo Coelho

I gaze lovingly at "Hilal" a love that is reflected through time or what we imagine to be time, as in a mirror. She was never mine and never will be; that is how it is. We are both creators and creatures, but we are also puppets in God's hands, and there is a line we cannot cross, a line that was drawn for reasons we cannot know. We can approach and even dabble our toes in the river but we are forbidden to plunge in and let ourselves be carried along by the current.

Paulo Coelho
Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.
Paulo Coelho

As she had been walking from the ward to that room, she had felt such pure hatred that now she had no more rancor left in her heart. She had finally allowed her negative feelings to surface, feelings that had been repressed for years in her soul. She had actually FELT them, and they were no longer necessary, they could leave.

Paulo Coelho
Love lasts because it changes and not because it stays the same and never faces any challenges.
Paulo Coelho

Brazil is my way to see the world. Being born in that country means: "you don't have a wall separating the physical reality from the magical reality."

Paulo Coelho
...it was dangerous to overflow because we might end up finding ourselves occupied by our loved ones and drowning them with our love and enthusiasm.