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Today’s question by the reader : Raphael

Author: Paulo Coelho

Readers of your books, besides the joy of reading, find concrete spiritual directions for life… Do you think that your messages find their way to a specific type of readers, or you write novels without thinking about your reader?

I don’t give concrete spiritual directions for life, because living is the only way to learn. I am a writer, first and foremost. I always had the need to write, despite the outer world. I believe that it is this need to keep on understanding myself and questioning the world that motivates me the most. The miracle happens when this inner dialogue gets out in the world and touches other souls. Reaching within one’s soul is what links you to others. I profoundly belive in John Donne’s words: “No Man is an Island”.

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