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20 Paulo Coelho Quotes That Make You Think Twice

20 Paulo Coelho Quotes That Make You Think Twice 4

On 24th August, 1947, the world received one of the greatest novelist-lyricist of the time, Paulo Coelho de Souza. Born into a Catholic family in Brazil, his early life included strict parents who did not want him to be a writer, and thus sent him to a mental institution at the age of 17.  

But Paulo Coelho did not give up on his dreams, and at the age of 38 had a spiritual awakening in Spain after which he wrote his first novel The Pilgrimage.It was his second novel The Alchemist which stole the show by becoming a bestselling novel. His fans calls his novels inspiring and life-changing. Paulo Coelho is the Guinness World Record holder for most translated book by a living author.  

Let’s take a look at why they call it so by going through some of the best quotes by Paulo Coelho.

“Choosing a path means having to miss out on others”
― Brida

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“No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up”

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All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.’
‘How will I know which is which?’
‘By the taste. You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.”

-Brida

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“At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”

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“You are not trying to find the answer to a question, you are simply trying to confirm something you desperately want to believe; That everyone is evil. ” Chantal”
― The Devil and Miss Prym

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“God hides the fires of hell within paradise.”
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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

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“Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.”
― Eleven Minutes. A brilliant perspective offered by Paulo Coelho on life, relation and sex.

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“The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that’s not the aim of boats.”
― The Pilgrimage

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“Its best to live as if it were the first and last day of my life.”
― Eleven Minutes

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“You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love… the love that speaks the Language of the World.”
― The Alchemist, one of the best books by Paulo Coelho.

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“Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.”
― Veronika Decides to Die. Now it is movie which adapted Paulo Coelho book.

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“Age only slows down those who never had the courage to walk at their own pace.”

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“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.”
― The Winner Stands Alone

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“She asks him to touch her, to feel her with his hands, because bodies always understand each other, even when souls do not.”
― Eleven Minutes

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“It isn’t expectations that carry us forward, it’s our desire to go on.”
― Brida

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“Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

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“Everyone believes the world’s greatest lie…” says the mysterious old man.
“What is the world’s greatest lie?” the little boy asks.
The old man replies, “It’s this: that 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.”
― The Alchemist

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“You are what you believe yourself to be”
― The Witch Of Portobello

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“With love, there are no rules. The heart decides and what it decides is all that really matters.”

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All over the internet, you will find a lot of sayings by Paulo Coelho, including the ones which are mentioned here. The purpose of this post is to find the best ones, and compress them into a single write-up. Happy Reading, folks!

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