Paulo Coelho

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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

Did any childhood experiences have any influence on your decision to write or is it independent of those earlier experiences?

A man is a sum of all his experiences in life. Even if I respect Freud as a philosopher, I don’t think that the key events in life are limited to childhood. We are always living in the present moment, and this is the magic of life. My books reflect my current vision of humankind as a whole and myself as an individual in this gigantic universe.

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