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Paulo Coelho Quotes - fave author

Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors (I hate to think he's comparable to JK Rowling and Bob Ong, hehehe). Here are the quotes that might help you understand why I read his books:
“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own”
“People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want”
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure”
“Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives”
“Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have courage to complain, that's their problem”
“...there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing for ever everything that is familiar”
“A warrior accepts defeat. He does not treat it as a matter of indifference, nor does he attempt to transform it into a victory. The pain of defeat is bitter to him; he suffers at indifference and becomes desperate with loneliness. After all this has passed, he licks his wounds and begins everything anew. A warrior knows that war is made of many battles: he goes on”
“Tragedies do happen. We can discover the reason, blame others, imagine how different our lives would be had they not occurred. But none of that is important: they did occur, and so be it. From there onward we must put aside the fear that they awoke in us and begin to rebuild”
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen”
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path”
“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for”
Hope you read some of his books; it might help us deal with life.


Anonymous said...

I'm also a big Paulo Coelho's fan and I don't know if you heard about his blog
I've started as a fan and now I'm collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check the blog, if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter
You'll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.

When every day seems the same it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives.
(The Alchemist)

See u there and have a great day!

Donna Aura said...

Thanks a lot for providing his blog. actually i send him a comment in his blog (I guess).
I am thrilled that I have received a comment from someone who directly collaborates with Coelho. Awesome!
I will try to visit the blog soon. And tell my friends about the blog.
Thanks and have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

Dear Donna Aura,

Paulo Coelho got wind of your blog through aart hilal and wants to post this article on his blog.
Paulo Coelho's blog
In case you have any restrictions, do not hesitate to write me on my email :
Have a wonderful day!
And here's a quote to ponder:
A warrior of the Light does not rely on strength alone; he makes use of his opponent's energy, too.
(Manual of the Warrior of Light)
Paulo Coelho