The witch of Portobello

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* Dedicated to Paulo Coelho*

'In order to combat ghosts you must use weapons that form no part of reality.'

'They say that extroverts are unhappier than introverts, and have to compensate for this by constantly proving to themselves how happy and contented and at ease with life they are.'

'Our time on this Earth is sacred, and we should celebrate very moment.'

'Things are never absolute; they depend on each individual's perceptions. And the best way to know who we are is often to find out how others see us.
'This doesn't mean that we should do what others expect us to do, but it helps us to understand ourselves better.'

'When fate is very generous with us, there is always a well into which all our dreams can tumble.'

'Love arrives, moves in and stars directing everything. Only very strong souls allow themselves to be swept along.'

'The romanticism of youth demands that we always take very radical stances.'

'You can't measure love the way you can the length of a road or the height of a building.'

'When mouths close, its because there's something important to be said.'

'A saint is someone who lives his or her life with dignity. All we have to do is understand that we're all here for a reason and to commit ourselves sto that. Then we can laugh at our sufferings, large and small, and walk fearlessly, aware that each step has meaning. We can let ourselves sbe guided by the light emanating from the Vertex.'

'In life, its the culminating point, the goal of all those who, like everyone else, make mistakes, but who, even in their darkest moments, never lose sight of the light emanating from their hearts. The Vertex is hidden inside us, and we can teach it if we accept it and recognize its light.'

'Loneliness gets stronger when we try to face it down, but gets weaker when we simply ignore it.'

'God hid the most important things from the wise because they cannot understand what is simple.'

'Before the word comes the thought. And before the thought, there is the divine spark that placed it there. Everything, absolutely everything on this Earth makes sense, and even the smallest things are worthy of our consideration.'

'A teacher isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows.'

'In order to forget the rules you must know them and respect them.'

'The important thing is to allow fate to intervene in our live sand to decide what's best for everyone.'

'The ways in which fate changes people are always favourable, if we only know how to decipher them.'

'I knew nothing and yet everything was revealed to me.

'The light is unstable, the wind blows it out, the lightning ignites it, it is never simply there, shining like the sun, but it is worth fighting for.'

'Love is enough to justify a whole existence.'

'Desires are never satisfied, because once they are, they cease to be desires.'

'When you're feeling irritated or confused, try to laugh at yourself.'

'Most of our problems stem from following the rules.'

'Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humour.'

'You are what you believ yourself to be.'

'We all know everything: it's merely a question of believing.'

'When we're interested in something, everything around us appears to refer to it.'

'Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betary because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. Anyone who tries to imprison love will cut off the spring that feeds it, and the trapped water will grow stagnant and rank.'

'In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself.'

'It isn't what enters a person's mouth that's evil, but what leaves it.'

'Love is not a habit, a commitment, or a debt. It isn't what romantic songs tell us it is - love simply is.'

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