'I haven't the slightest interest in being happy. I prefer to live life passionately, which is dangerous because you never know what might happen next.'
'Then I realize that words like "optimism" and "hope", which appear in all those self-help books that claim they'll make us more confident and better able to cope with life, are just that: words. The wise people who pronounce them are perhaps looking for some meaning in their own lives and using us as guinea pigs to see how we'll react to the stimulus.'
'Sin is followed by a fear of being caught.'
'Not everyone needs to feel happy all the time. Besides, no one CAN be happy all the time.'
'Tormented souls have this incredible ability to recognize and approach one another, thus compounding their grief.'
'Trusting the one you love always brings good results.'
'You don't choose your life; it chooses you.There's no point asking why life has reserved certain joys or griefs, you just accept them and carry on.'
'We can't choose our lives, but we can decide what to do with the joys or griefs we're given.'
'Buddhists say that a fixed smile, however false, lights up the soul.'
'When we deny our destiny because it's leading us toward happiness, all we want is security.'
'Why is Love more important than Faith? Because faith is merely the road that leads us to the Greater Love.'
'Why is Love more important than Charity? Because Charity is only one of the manifestations of Love. And the whole is always more important than the part. And Charity is also one of the roads that Love uses to bring man closer to his fellow man.'
'To love is to transform slavery into freedom.'
'Everyone has a dark side. Everyone wants a taste of absolute power.'
'We are incomprehensible animals.'
'We're always practicing self-control, trying to keep the monster from coming out of his hiding place.'
'We aren't who we want to be. We are what society demands. We are what our parents choose. We don't want to disappoint anyone; we have a great need to be loved. So we smother the best in us. Gradually, the light of our dreams turns into the monster of our nightmares. They become things not done, possibilities not lived. Psychiatry used to call it "depressive psychosis," but now they call it "bipolar disorder."
'A dream is always risky, for there is a price to pay.'
'The spirits are much more inclined to speak with women than with men, because they better understand a language that is not expressed in words.'
'Men and women have exactly the same desire to cheat as their partner. It just happens that women have more self-control.'
'To love abundantly is to live abundantly.'
'Learn to love better. This should be our goal in the world: learn to love.'
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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