Famous Quotes By Paulo Coelho


  1. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
  2. Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.
  3. Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.
  4. Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
  5. I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.
  6. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.
  7. I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.
  8. If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
  9. I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.
  10. In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.
  11. I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price - which has been the case most of the time.
  12. Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.
  13. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.
  14. Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
  15. Music for me, it demands full concentration.
  16. 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.
  17. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
  18. Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.
  19. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.
  20. The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.
  21. The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
  22. We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.
  23. When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.
  24. You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.


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