Inspiring Quotes By Paulo Coelho


When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.


This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.

I've been in love before, it's like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love.




And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.


Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?




Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.


A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.




The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.

Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them.




I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.

People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.



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. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.

I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side.

Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.

Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.



It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.


If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.

We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

People want to change everything and, at the same time want it all to remain the same.


Author : Paulo Coelho


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