On 24th August, 1947, the world received one of the greatest novelist-lyricist of the time, Paulo Coelho de Souza. Born into a Catholic family in Brazil, his early life included strict parents who did not want him to be a writer, and thus sent him to a mental institution at the age of 17.
But Paulo Coelho did not give up on his dreams, and at the age of 38 had a spiritual awakening in Spain after which he wrote his first novel The Pilgrimage.It was his second novel The Alchemist which stole the show by becoming a bestselling novel. His fans calls his novels inspiring and life-changing. Paulo Coelho is the Guinness World Record holder for most translated book by a living author.
Let’s take a look at why they call it so by going through some of the best quotes by Paulo Coelho.
“Choosing a path means having to miss out on others”
“No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up”
All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.’
‘How will I know which is which?’
‘By the taste. You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.”
“At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”
“You are not trying to find the answer to a question, you are simply trying to confirm something you desperately want to believe; That everyone is evil. ” Chantal”
― The Devil and Miss Prym
“God hides the fires of hell within paradise.”
― By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Don’t explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you”
“Life moves very fast. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.”
― Eleven Minutes. A brilliant perspective offered by Paulo Coelho on life, relation and sex.
“The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that’s not the aim of boats.”
― The Pilgrimage
“Its best to live as if it were the first and last day of my life.”
― Eleven Minutes
“You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love… the love that speaks the Language of the World.”
― The Alchemist, one of the best books by Paulo Coelho.
“Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.”
― Veronika Decides to Die. Now it is movie which adapted Paulo Coelho book.
“Age only slows down those who never had the courage to walk at their own pace.”
“People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.”
― The Winner Stands Alone
“She asks him to touch her, to feel her with his hands, because bodies always understand each other, even when souls do not.”
― Eleven Minutes
“It isn’t expectations that carry us forward, it’s our desire to go on.”
“Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”
“Everyone believes the world’s greatest lie…” says the mysterious old man.
“What is the world’s greatest lie?” the little boy asks.
The old man replies, “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”
― The Alchemist
“You are what you believe yourself to be”
― The Witch Of Portobello
“With love, there are no rules. The heart decides and what it decides is all that really matters.”
All over the internet, you will find a lot of sayings by Paulo Coelho, including the ones which are mentioned here. The purpose of this post is to find the best ones, and compress them into a single write-up. Happy Reading, folks!