28 Life-Changing Paulo Coelho Quotes

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Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist.

Q1. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting…”

Q2. “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them. And since I am not wise, I have had to learn other arts, such as the reading of palms.”

Q3. “When someone sees the same people every day… they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

Q4. “The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy.”

Q5. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Q6. “If you start out by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work toward getting it.”

Q7. “Sometimes it’s better to leave things as they are…”

Q8. “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.”

Q9. “You must always know what it is that you want…”

Q10. “I don’t want to change anything, because I don’t know how to deal with change. I ‘m used to the way I am.”

Q11. “Today, I understand something I didn’t see before: every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”

Q12. “… making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

Q13. “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and history of the world were written by the same hand.”

Q14. “Once you get into the desert, there’s no going back.”

Q15. “We make lots of detours, but we’re always heading for the same direction.”

Q16. “When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It’s always a positive force.”

Q17. “It’s only those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the master work.”

Q18. “I learned that the world has a soul, and that whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of things.”

Q19. “Everyone has his or her own way of learning things…”

Q20. “Because 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.”

Q21. “It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the Master Work.”

Q22. “If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.”

Q23. “It’s not what enters men’s mouths that’s evil, … It’s what comes out of their mouths that is.”

Q24. “Wherever your heart is, there you find your treasure.”

Q25. “Life attracts life.”

Q26. “Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.”

Q27. “Everyone on earth has a treasure that waits him…”

Q28. “Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.”