50 Inspiring Paulo Coelho Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Paulo Coelho Quotes

1. “Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.”

2. “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”

3. “There is always a gap between intention and action.”

4. “It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you’ll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.”

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

6. “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.”

7. “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.”

8. “People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.”

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

10. “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.”

11. “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.”

12. “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.”

13. “Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

14. “You’re always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.”

15. “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.”

16. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

17. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

18. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

19. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

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

21. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

22. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

23. “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”

24. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

25. “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.”

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

27. “Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”

28. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”

29. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

30. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

31. “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.”

32. “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.”

33. “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

Inspiring Paulo Coelho Quotes

34. “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.”

35. “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”

36. “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

37. “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.”

38. “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

39. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

40. “Tears are words that need to be written.”

41. “If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.”

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

43. “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.”

44. “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.”

45. “Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.”

46. “Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.

47. No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.

48. Other people think exactly the opposite: they surrender themselves without a second thought, hoping to find in passion the solutions to all their problems. They make the other person responsible for their happiness and blame them for their possible unhappiness. They are either euphoric because something marvelous has happened or depressed because something unexpected has just ruined everything.

Keeping passion at bay or surrendering blindly to it – which of these two attitudes is the least destructive?

I don’t know.”

49. “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”

50. “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.”

 

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