From Paulo Coelho:
“The Soul of the World is nourished by people's happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one's Personal Legend is a person's only real obligation. All things are one. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.”
“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.”
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”
“I think that perhaps we always fall in love the very first time we see the man of our dreams, even though, at the time, reason may be telling otherwise, and we may fight against that instinct, hoping against hope that we won't win, until there comes a point when we allow ourselves to be vanquished by our feelings...”
“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.”
“I think that when we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we're alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange.”
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
“The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.”
“The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.”
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart”
“Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.”
“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”
“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.”
“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.”
“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse”
“No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.”
"Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" "Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure."
"Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose--and commit myself to--what is best for me."
"We all have the ability…we just don't all have the courage to follow our dreams and to follow the signs."
"We wouldn't worry nearly as much about what others thought of us if we recognize how seldom they do."
"Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life … because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who … have never shed a tear..."
Damn, I love this man.