Paulo Coelho Quotes

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
I think it's important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.
“I think it's important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.”
Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept something that your mind already knows.
“Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept something that your mind already knows.”
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
“Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”
Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don't need to; it's not for them.
“Some people around you will not understand your journey. They don't need to; it's not for them.”
The journey isn't so much about becoming someone. It's about getting rid of everything that isn't really you.
“The journey isn't so much about becoming someone. It's about getting rid of everything that isn't really you.”
Never apologize for being yourself.
“Never apologize for being yourself.”
I want to continue being crazy; living my life the way I dream it, and not the way the other people want it to be.
“I want to continue being crazy; living my life the way I dream it, and not the way the other people want it to be.”
Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness.
“Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness.”
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.
“Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.”
Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”
If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: it's lethal.
“If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: it's lethal.”
The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.
“The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”
Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it - just as we have learned to live with storms.
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it - just as we have learned to live with storms.”
It will work if you forget all the reasons it will not.
“It will work if you forget all the reasons it will not.”
When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.
“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.”
Never let anyone to tell you that you need to be positive all the time; you are not a robot.
“Never let anyone to tell you that you need to be positive all the time; you are not a robot.”
Where there is loyalty, weapons are of no use.
“Where there is loyalty, weapons are of no use.”
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.
“It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.”
Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.
“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.
“If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.”
Loneliness, when accepted, is a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.
“Loneliness, when accepted, is a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.”
You are not alone. Trust me.
“You are not alone. Trust me.”
We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.
“We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.”
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.
“One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.”
What hurts us is what heals us.
“What hurts us is what heals us.”
The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.
“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.
“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”
If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.
“If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.”
To enjoy the rainbow first enjoy the rain.
“To enjoy the rainbow first enjoy the rain.”
The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.
“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”
If you live to please others, everyone will love you except yourself.
“If you live to please others, everyone will love you except yourself.”
What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel Important. Don't get caught in this trap.
“What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel Important. Don't get caught in this trap.”
If you want to be faithful to someone or something, start by being faithful to yourself.
“If you want to be faithful to someone or something, start by being faithful to yourself.”
I'm not doing anything, and yet I'm also doing the most important thing a man can do: I'm listening to what I needed to hear from myself.
“I'm not doing anything, and yet I'm also doing the most important thing a man can do: I'm listening to what I needed to hear from myself.”
Trust your vibes; energy doesn't lie.
“Trust your vibes; energy doesn't lie.”
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
“Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.
“There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.”
Tears are words that need to be written.
“Tears are words that need to be written.”
Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present.
“Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present.”
Don't allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not.
“Don't allow your wounds to turn you into a person you are not.”
To heal a wound you must stop scratching it.
“To heal a wound you must stop scratching it.”
Just because it's not what you were expecting, doesn't mean it's not everything you need right now.
“Just because it's not what you were expecting, doesn't mean it's not everything you need right now.”
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.
“Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.”
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”
The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.
“The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.”