Quote of the Day

Paulo Coelho

If pain must come, may it come quickly. I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.
(By the River Piedra I sat down and wept)

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  1. Upma says:

    The quote fits perfectly my current affairs, odd how it was today I read it, and I can relate to it 100% – very painful the day is. Loving and losing…how tearful a journey it is.. how I wish the end was different, but I doubt it.

  2. Vesna says:

    Waiting comes from future and forgetting comes from past…
    for both of them is important accepting in present…
    than forgetting will become a memory and waiting reality…


  3. Alexandra says:

    Sometime I know fast what is best to be done.But I have periods I cant take any decision.I dont know why that happens.Was beautyful the love story in your book,really touching.Hope is the last to die,and ,who has patiente will come to a good result in the end,for example,when we dont know what to do,time will tell.

  4. Grace says:

    “Thy will be done, my Lord. Because you know the weakness in the heart of your children, and you assign each of them only the burden they can bear. May you understand my love-because it is the only thing I have that is really mine, the only thing that I will be able to take with me into the next life. Please allow it to be courageous and pure; please make it capable of surviving the snares of the world.”

    (By the River Piedra I sat down and wept)

    I really liked this prayer from the book. I sent it to the man I love when things were not in his control and he had to do something very difficult.

  5. toni j says:

    The mind does not feel love… listen to your heart, a divine love will never forget. a divine love know it’s return…*

  6. Ignatius says:

    Danke Paulo…
    it’s inspiring…

  7. Diana says:

    This story was very touching.

  8. MIT says:

    It’s difficult to choice. But its necessary to survive.

    Paulo Coehlo said that how this should be done, its choose whole soul, body, spirit and with God.

    It is better to forget, when there have been many injuries.

    God Bless you my friends

  9. Mariëlle says:


    “…and if he waits to long I might be forced to make the decision myself”

    I should really get this book!


  10. THELMA says:

    ‘Waiting for the barbarians’a poem by Constantinos Cavafy.

    Once I had to undergo a major operation. The worst time was the ..expectation. The doubts. The worries. The fear. When we pass this procedure, then we find that reality is not so fearful. Our inner self acts with our inner hidden power we all have. The Light.

  11. Candie says:

    We all been there.Didn’t we?I’m glad I am beyond that.I’m no longer in pain but I didn’t forget,it means perhaps that I see things differently,perhaps that’s wisdom.Maybe I’m ready to start on new grounds,different ones.It’s not up to me though.Sometimes we are doing stupid things because we aren’t ok at that time in our lives.We can get wrong impressions and give wrong impressions too.It’s called mistakes.It depends on so many things.It’s part of life,and it makes you grow wiser.Cool.I’m so cool those days.Soon lover’s day,soon my birthday,soon lots of good things but I’m also aware that it’s not the case for everybody,so to those people,hold on tight as the sun is always coming after the rain.
    I wish you lots of sunny days to come to you all!

    Peace and love
    p.s:no…i don’t smoke.Never.

  12. luce says:

    Yes,like Balance I say, the worst kind of suffering is not knowing what to do, worse than pain, worse then forgetting !