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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

One of your female characters in the novel “The devil and Miss Prym” says that hell for God is his love towards people. Can you explain this?

The character is quoting Nietzsche. In fact, I would not put the central question of this book into this optimistic/pessimistic views. A person must face reality as it is, and then try to work on this reality, creating a better opportunity for his life to develop. There is only one rule: dare. Dare to pay the price. Dare to be different. Dare to face the prejudices. Dare to go where your dreams lead you, and you will find the forces – and the guidance – throughout the journey.

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