Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Brazilian lyricist and novelist
24 August 1947 —

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Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.

When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.

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.

Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.

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.

Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not.

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?

It is one thing to have something and give it up. It is another not to have something and to condemn those who have.

Often it is easier to love than to be loved. Our attempts to appear independent deprive others of the opportunity to demonstrate their love.

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