'There are things that are brought into our lives to lead us back to the true path of our Personal Legend. Other things arise so we can apply all that we have learnt. And, finally, some things come along to teach us.'
'Souls too, like rivulets and plants, needed a different kind of rain: hope, faith, a reason to live. When this did not cone to pass, everything in that soul died, even if the body kept on living;and the people could say: " Here in this body there was once a man."
' " Man was born to betray his destiny." God placed only impossible tasks in human hearts.'
'If someone asks a favor of me, it is because I still have some use on this Earth.'
'There are moments when tribulations occur in our lives, and we we cannot avoid them. But they are there for a reason.'
'Every man hath the right to doubt his task, and forsake it from time to time; but what he must not do is forget it. Whoever doubteth not himself is unworthy - for in his unquestioning belief in his ability, he commith the sin of pride. Blessed are they who go through moments of indecision.'
'What is a prophet?
Someone who goes on listening to the same voices he heard as a child. And still believes in them. In this way, he can know the angel's thoughts.'
'Prophets don't know the future. They only transmit the words that the Lord inspires in them at the present moment.'
'At this moment, many people have stopped living. They do not become angry, nor cry out; they merely wait for time to pass. They did not accept the challenges of life, so life no longer challenges them. You are running that same risk; react, face life, but do not stop living.'
'Every man can sense when he is in danger; he begins to react in strange ways, to have premonitions, to feel something in the air. And he tries to deceive himself, for he thinks himself incapable of confronting the situation. But there comes a moment when one must face the truth.'
'Panic makes everyone aggressive.'
'Life is made not of desires but of the acts of each person.'
'Make use of every moment so that later thou wilt not regret, nor lament having lost thy youth. To every age in the life of a man, the Lord bestoweth upon him its own misgivings.'
'Love summed up why the stars continued in the heavens and why men walked the earth.'
'A man must choose. Therein lies his strength: the power of his decisions.'
'He who maketh no choice is dead in the eyes of the Lord, though he go on breathing and walking in the street.'
'Moreover, no one dieth. The arms of eternity open for every soul, and each one will carry on his task. There is a reason for everything under the sun.'
'The meaning of my life is whatever I wanted it to be.'
'The unavoidable always happens.'
'A child can always 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.'
'Children have no past - for them, everything that matters is the present moment.'
'Merely be attentive to what happens in your life, and you will discover where, every moment of the day, He hides His words and His will. Seek to do as He asks: this alone is the reason you are in the world.'
'It's always necessary to know when a stage of one's life has ended. If you stubbornly cling to it after the need has passed, you lose the joy and meaning of the rest.'
'When we are on high, we can see everything as small.
'Our glory and our sadness los their importance. Whatever we conquered or lost remains there below. From the heights of the mountain, you see how large the world is, and how wide its horizons.'
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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