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Author: Paulo Coelho

All men and all women are connected by an energy which many people call love, but which is, in fact, the raw material from which the universe was built. This energy can’t be manipulated, it leads us gently forwards, it contains all we have to learn in this life. It we try to make it go in the direction we want, we end up desperate, frustrated, disillusioned, because that energy is free and wild.
We could spend the rest of our life saying that we love such a person or thing, when the truth is that we are merely suffering because, instead of accepting love’s strength, we are trying to diminish it so that it fits the world in which we imagine we live.
Source: The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession
He died while he was still alive….
Source: The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
Source: A Fable About Following Your Dream

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