The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist.
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Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
You have two choices: to control your mind or to let your mind control you.
If you're a nobody, if your work has no impact, then it deserves to be praised.
If, however, you climb out of that state of mediocrity and are a success, then your defying 'the law' and deserve to be punished.
Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say yes to life?
If pain must come, may it come quickly.
Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.
Whenever he saw the sea, or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force.
Up until then, whenever anyone had mentioned the possibility of making a film adaptation, my answer had always been, ‘No, I’m not interested.’ I believe that each reader creates his own film inside his head, gives faces to the characters, constructs every scene, hears the voices, smells the smells. And that is why, whenever a reader goes to see a film based on a novel that he likes, he leaves feeling disappointed, saying: ‘the book is so much better than the film.
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow.
All love stories are the same.
MySpace is an addiction.
Remember your dreams and fight for them.
You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.
Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
I don't set out to write about spirituality; I am free to do something different every time.
In writing, I apply my feminine side and respect the mystery involved in creation.
I don't go to parties in general.
I don't try to control my days.
I had this dream to become a writer since I was a teenager.
Today, writers want to impress other writers.
Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere.
Music for me, it demands full concentration.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
I have spent every New Year's Eve since 1992 in Lourdes.
I spend the hour of my birth every year in the grotto. It's a place with meaning for me.
Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.