'Whenever someone dies, a part of the universe dies too. Everything a person felt, experienced and saw dies with them, like tears in the rain.'
'There's no logic to love.'
'When people start to reflect on decisions they're trying to make, they usually change their mind- it requires a lot of courage to take certain steps.'
'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.'
'Someone's spirit has no name, it is pure truth and inhabits a particular body for a certain period of time, and will one day leave it, and God won't bother asking " What's your name?" when the soul arrives at the final judgement. God will ask only: "Did you love while you were alive?" For that is the essence of life: the ability to love, not the name we carry around on our passport, business card and identity card.'
'We must love because we are loved by God. We must be conscious of death if we are to have a proper understanding of life. We must struggle in order to grow, but without falling into the trap of the power we gain through the struggle, because we know that such power is worthless. Finally we must accept that our eternal soul is, at that moment, caught in the web of time with all its opportunities and its limitations.'
'Transformation always occurs during moments of crisis.'
'Try the impossible. Don't start low down because that's where you are now. Climb those rungs quickly before that take the ladder away. If you're afraid, say a prayer, but carry on.'
'Its best to view humankind from on high, only then can we see how very small we are.'
'It takes a diamond to cut a diamond.
A diamond is the supreme manifestation of human vanity.'
'In this world, only love deserves absolutely everything. Nothing else makes sense.'
'Going in the right direction, is always the opposite direction to everyone else.'
'The planet is, was and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?
'Because "saving the planet" give sa sense of power, action and nobility. Whereas "not letting the planet destroy us " might lead to feelings of despair and impotence, and to a realisation of just how very limited our capabilities are.'
'On the road to power, there's no turning back.'
'Contrary to what most people think, total power means total slavery.'
'Life has its reasons.'
'Reality really is stranger than fiction.
But then life is like that: don't complain and don't expect too much either.'
'We are all part of the divine spark, we all have a purpose in creation and that purpose is called love. That love, however, shouldn't be concentrated in just one person, it should be scattered throughout the world, waiting to be discovered. Wake up to that love. What is gone cannot return. What is about to arrive needs to be recognized.'
'The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn't think. To think is to make mistakes.'
'If sin achieves something good, it is a virtue, and if virtue is deployed to cause evil, it is a sin.'
'Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings disaster. Anyone who stands outside the Door of Problems and fails to recognize it may well end up leaving it open and allowing tragedies to enter.'
'Just being alive is bad for health. It always ends in death sooner or later.'
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These are some quotes from my favourite books by Paulo Coelho. He is my favourite author. And this book is dedicated to him. He has made a huge difference in my life and this is just to say thanks... ©All Rights Reserved