All Time Famous Paulo Coelho Quotes

Paulo Coelho Quotes

Paulo Coelho, born on August 24, 1947, is a Brazilian author renowned for his inspirational and philosophical works. His breakout novel, “The Alchemist,” has sold millions of copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books in history. Coelho’s writing often explores themes of destiny, spirituality, and self-discovery. Before becoming a successful author, he pursued a career in theater and wrote lyrics for Brazilian pop musicians. Coelho’s journey includes experiences as a lyricist, theater director, and involvement with esoteric and spiritual pursuits. Despite initial struggles, his literary success began with “The Pilgrimage” and reached its pinnacle with “The Alchemist,” cementing his place as a celebrated contemporary author. Coelho’s diverse body of work continues to captivate readers globally, reflecting his deep insights into the human experience.

Paulo Coelho Quotes

1. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
— Paulo Coelho

2. “Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.”
— Paulo Coelho

3. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”
— Paulo Coelho

4. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”
— Paulo Coelho

5. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
— Paulo Coelho

6. “You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.”
— Paulo Coelho

7. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”
— Paulo Coelho

8. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”
— Paulo Coelho

9. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
— Paulo Coelho

10. “You are what you believe yourself to be.”
— Paulo Coelho

11. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
— Paulo Coelho

12. “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.”
— Paulo Coelho

13. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
— Paulo Coelho

14. “It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.”
— Paulo Coelho

15. “You can’t avoid pain, but you can choose to overcome it.”
— Paulo Coelho

16. “We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.”
— Paulo Coelho

17. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
— Paulo Coelho

18. “Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.”
— Paulo Coelho

19. “A life without a cause is a life without effect.”
— Paulo Coelho

20. “There is no time to leave important words unsaid.”
— Paulo Coelho

21. “We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.”
— Paulo Coelho

22. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”
— Paulo Coelho

23. “The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”
— Paulo Coelho

24. “Fortunate are those who take the first steps.”
— Paulo Coelho

25. “If you believe in victory, then victory will believe in you.”
— Paulo Coelho

26. “Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.”
— Paulo Coelho

27. “If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.”
— Paulo Coelho

28. “Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you”
— Paulo Coelho

29. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”
— Paulo Coelho

30. “Love simply is.”
— Paulo Coelho

31. “The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.”
— Paulo Coelho

32. “Be like the fountain that overflows, not like the cistern that merely contains.”
— Paulo Coelho

33. “Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.”
— Paulo Coelho

34. “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
— Paulo Coelho

35. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
— Paulo Coelho

36. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”
— Paulo Coelho

37. “The axe always forgets. The tree always remembers.”
— Paulo Coelho

38. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
— Paulo Coelho

39. “If you conquer yourself, then you conquer the world.”
— Paulo Coelho

40. “Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.”
— Paulo Coelho

41. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
— Paulo Coelho

42. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
— Paulo Coelho

43. “Nothing in this world happens by chance.”
— Paulo Coelho

44. “Your eyes show the strength of your soul.”
— Paulo Coelho

45. “If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.”
— Paulo Coelho

46. “Don’t explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.”
— Paulo Coelho

47. “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”
— Paulo Coelho

48. “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
— Paulo Coelho

49. “Stay mad, but behave like normal people. Run the risk of being different, but learn to do so without attracting attention.”
— Paulo Coelho

50. “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”
— Paulo Coelho

51. “If it’s still in your mind, it is still in your heart.”
— Paulo Coelho

52. “Tears are words that need to be written.”
— Paulo Coelho

53. “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”
— Paulo Coelho

54. “Remember the saying, What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger? It’s true!”
— Paulo Coelho

55. “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
— Paulo Coelho

56. “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”
— Paulo Coelho

57. “Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.”
— Paulo Coelho

58. “People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.”
— Paulo Coelho

59. “What hurts us is what heals us.”
— Paulo Coelho

60. “And, when you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.”
— Paulo Coelho

61. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
— Paulo Coelho

62. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”
— Paulo Coelho

63. “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”
— Paulo Coelho

64. “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”
— Paulo Coelho

65. “It’s only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the master work.”
— Paulo Coelho

66. “The devil is in the detail.”
— Paulo Coelho

67. “No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.”
— Paulo Coelho

68. “Listen to your heart. It knows everything.”
— Paulo Coelho

69. “Remember your dreams and fight for them.”
— Paulo Coelho

70. “Only two things can reveal life’s great secrets: suffering and love.”
— Paulo Coelho

71. “Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.”
— Paulo Coelho

72. “Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.”
— Paulo Coelho

73. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”
— Paulo Coelho

74. “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
— Paulo Coelho

75. “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”
— Paulo Coelho

76. “All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”
— Paulo Coelho

77. “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.”
— Paulo Coelho

78. “Impossible is just an opinion.”
— Paulo Coelho

79. “What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.”
— Paulo Coelho

80. “Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.”
— Paulo Coelho

81. “Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.”
— Paulo Coelho

82. “Every moment in life is an act of faith.”
— Paulo Coelho

83. “Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them.”
— Paulo Coelho

84. “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.”
— Paulo Coelho

85. “If I must be faithful to someone or something, I have, first of all, have to be faithful to myself.”
— Paulo Coelho

86. “If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule. Never lie to yourself.”
— Paulo Coelho

87. “To love is to lose control.”
— Paulo Coelho

88. “Life is like a garden, you reap what you sow.”
— Paulo Coelho

89. “Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.”
— Paulo Coelho

90. “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
— Paulo Coelho

91. “You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?”
— Paulo Coelho

92. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.”
— Paulo Coelho

93. “And if I’m alone in bed, I will go to the window, look up at the sky, and feel certain that loneliness is a lie, because the Universe is there to keep me company.”
— Paulo Coelho

94. “But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.”
— Paulo Coelho

95. “My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.”
— Paulo Coelho

96. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”
— Paulo Coelho

97. “Sometimes there’s just no way to hold back the river.”
— Paulo Coelho

98. “And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”
— Paulo Coelho

99. “Only cowards hide behind silence.”
— Paulo Coelho

100. “Always remember the proverb: “This too shall pass.” Your negative feelings won’t last forever, there’s a light at the end of every tunnel. It might not happen today or tomorrow, but you’ll feel better eventually.”
— Paulo Coelho

101. “Love is only a word, until we decide to let it possess us with all its force. Love is only a word, until someone arrives to give it meaning. Don’t give up. Remember, it’s always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.”
— Paulo Coelho

102. “I don’t regret my painful times, i bare my scars as if they were medals. I know that freedom has a high price, as high as that of slavery; the only difference is that you pay with pleasure and a smile, even when that that smile dimmed by tears.”
— Paulo Coelho

103. “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”
— Paulo Coelho

104. “Imagine a new story for your life and start living it.”
— Paulo Coelho

105. “With the rain, falls the wisdom of heaven.”
— Paulo Coelho

106. “Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.”
— Paulo Coelho

107. “Death frees from the fear of dying.”
— Paulo Coelho

108. “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”
— Paulo Coelho

109. “It’s always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own.”
— Paulo Coelho

110. “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.”
— Paulo Coelho

111. “If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination.”
— Paulo Coelho

112. “If there is any possible consolation in the tragedy of losing someone we love very much, it’s the necessary hope that perhaps it was for the best.”
— Paulo Coelho

113. “Never apologize for being yourself.”
— Paulo Coelho

114. “If one day I could get out of here, I would allow myself to be crazy. Everyone is indeed crazy, but the craziest are the ones who don’t know they’re crazy; they just keep repeating what others tell them to.”
— Paulo Coelho

115. “You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.”
— Paulo Coelho

116. “Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.”
— Paulo Coelho

117. “You can’t change the wind. But you can adjust the sails to reach your destination.”
— Paulo Coelho

118. “When I had all the answers, the questions changed.”
— Paulo Coelho

119. “Follow your dreams, transform your life.”
— Paulo Coelho

120. “You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. But the opposite is also true; without strong self-belief you will not go far.”
— Paulo Coelho

121. “When in doubt, just take the next small step.”
— Paulo Coelho

122. “Love is an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. To love somebody isn’t just a strong feeling. It is a decision, a judgment, and a promise.”
— Paulo Coelho

123. “Change. But start slowly, because direction is more important than speed.”
— Paulo Coelho

124. “The darkest hour was just before dawn.”
— Paulo Coelho

125. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
— Paulo Coelho

126. “If you don’t care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success.”
— Paulo Coelho

127. “Your decision to walk creates the path ahead.”
— Paulo Coelho

128. “Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.”
— Paulo Coelho

129. “I start to think that I’m losing the love I have without having yet won the love I hope to win.”
— Paulo Coelho

130. “The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.”
— Paulo Coelho

131. “The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.”
— Paulo Coelho

132. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”
— Paulo Coelho

133. “Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.”
— Paulo Coelho

134. “The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.”
— Paulo Coelho

135. “Don’t live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.”
— Paulo Coelho

136. “At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”
— Paulo Coelho

137. “Straight roads do not make skillful drivers.”
— Paulo Coelho

138. “Never stop dreaming.”
— Paulo Coelho

139. “Empty your mind, stop thinking about anything, simply be.”
— Paulo Coelho

140. “You are the light of the world. Shine, and darkness will disappear.”
— Paulo Coelho

141. “Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.”
— Paulo Coelho

142. “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”
— Paulo Coelho

143. “An enthusiastic heart finds opportunities everywhere.”
— Paulo Coelho

144. “Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”
— Paulo Coelho

145. “Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs – but move on.”
— Paulo Coelho

146. “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.”
— Paulo Coelho

147. “Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.”
— Paulo Coelho

148. “Discipline and freedom are not mutually exclusive but mutually dependent because otherwise, you’d sink into chaos.”
— Paulo Coelho

149. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of. It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
— Paulo Coelho

150. “How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.”
— Paulo Coelho

151. “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Dream is also just a word until you decide to fight for it with all your enthusiasm and commitment.”
— Paulo Coelho

152. “Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile.”
— Paulo Coelho

153. “Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”
— Paulo Coelho

154. “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”
— Paulo Coelho

155. “Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.”
— Paulo Coelho

156. “God always offers us a second chance in life.”
— Paulo Coelho

157. “Dreamers can’t be tamed.”
— Paulo Coelho

158. “When you dance you can enjoy the luxury of being you.”
— Paulo Coelho

159. “Hurry up: your dreams are waiting for you, but they will not wait forever.”
— Paulo Coelho

160. “Fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.”
— Paulo Coelho

161. “What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”
— Paulo Coelho

162. “Seize every opportunity that life offers you because, when opportunities go, they take a long time to come back.”
— Paulo Coelho

163. “Choose the mountain you want to climb: don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as “that one’s more beautiful” or “this one’s easier”. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach your objective, so you’re the only one responsible and you should be sure of what you’re doing.”
— Paulo Coelho

164. “Everything in life has its price.”
— Paulo Coelho

165. “You deserve all the good things that happen to you. Don’t feel guilty and accept the blessings.”
— Paulo Coelho

166. “Never hate jealous people. They are jealous because they think you are better than them.”
— Paulo Coelho

167. “Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
— Paulo Coelho

168. “Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.”
— Paulo Coelho

169. “Be realistic: always wish the impossible.”
— Paulo Coelho

170. “In my world, everything is possible and everything is relative.”
— Paulo Coelho

171. “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
— Paulo Coelho

172. “The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.”
— Paulo Coelho

173. “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.”
— Paulo Coelho

174. “Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.”
— Paulo Coelho

175. “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.”
— Paulo Coelho

176. “Say “NO” without guilt. Say “YES” without fear.”
— Paulo Coelho

177. “If you don’t fear, the Unknown will be KIND to you.”
— Paulo Coelho

178. “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”
— Paulo Coelho

179. “We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”
— Paulo Coelho

180. “All religions lead to the same God, and all deserve the same respect.”
— Paulo Coelho

181. “To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain.”
— Paulo Coelho

182. “Life is a long pilgrimage from fear to love.”
— Paulo Coelho

183. “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
— Paulo Coelho

184. “There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end.”
— Paulo Coelho

185. “When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward.”
— Paulo Coelho

186. “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.”
— Paulo Coelho

187. “A great pleasure in life is to do what they say you can’t.”
— Paulo Coelho

188. “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
— Paulo Coelho

189. “I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.”
— Paulo Coelho

190. “The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed.”
— Paulo Coelho

191. “Go further than you planned. Ask for the moon: you will be surprised how often you get it.”
— Paulo Coelho

192. “The only job you have in life is to recognize and honor your personal legend.”
— Paulo Coelho

193. “We warriors of light must be prepared to have patience in difficult times and to know that the Universe is conspiring in our favor, even though we may not understand how.”
— Paulo Coelho

194. “Dreams are the language of God.”
— Paulo Coelho

195. “Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy Skies…”
— Paulo Coelho

196. “Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.”
— Paulo Coelho

197. “When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”
— Paulo Coelho

198. “Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don’t be afraid to be the best.”
— Paulo Coelho

199. “To change the world, we need to combine Ancient wisdom with new technologies.”
— Paulo Coelho

200. “To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.”
— Paulo Coelho

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