44 Paulo Coelho Quotes On Love, Life, And Friendship

 

#1 “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

#2 “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

#3 “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”

#4 “Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.”

#5 “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

#6 “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

#7 “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

#8 “No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it”

#9 “What’s the world’s greatest lie?… 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.”

#10 “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”Paulo Coelho

#11 “You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.”

#12 “Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”

#13 “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”

#14 “Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.”

#15 “Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.”

#16 “If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.”

#17 “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

#18 “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

#19 “I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.”

#20 “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”Paulo Coelho

#21 “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”

#22 “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”

#23 “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

#24 “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

#25 “In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.”

#26 “At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”

#27 “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

#28 “Don’t listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people’s failures.”

#29 “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”

#30 “None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still, we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.”Paulo Coelho

#31 “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

#32 “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.”

#33 “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.”

#34 “Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.”

#35 “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

#37 “When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”

#38 “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 yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”

#39 “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

#40 “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”

#41 “Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don’t know what to do with it.”

#42 “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”

#43 “Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”

#44 “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”