125+ Best Paulo Coelho Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist. Profoundly inspirational Paulo Coelho quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Paulo Coelho Quotes

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. – Paulo Coelho

Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. – Paulo Coelho

Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention. – Paulo Coelho

Don’t give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners. – Paulo Coelho

Do not seek to be loved at any price, because Love has no price. – Paulo Coelho

Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world. – Paulo Coelho

Whenyou say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself. – Paulo Coelho

Today don’t beg, don’t ask, just thank God in silence for all the blessings in your life. – Paulo Coelho

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? – Paulo Coelho

Lose what? A man only has a soul to be won or lost; apart from his life, he has nothing. Past or future lives do not matter – at the moment you are living this one, and you should do so with silent comprehension, joy and enthusiasm. What you must not lose is your enthusiasm. – Paulo Coelho

Use fear as an engine, not as a brake. – Paulo Coelho

My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive–I’ll find love again. – Paulo Coelho

Nobody is worth your tears, and the one who is won’t make you cry – Paulo Coelho

Love is looking at the same mountains from different angles. – Paulo Coelho

Once upon a time, there was a prostitute called Maria. Wait a minute. Once upon a time is how all the best children’s stories begin, and prostitute is a word for adults. How can I start a book with this apparent contradiction? But since, at every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss, let’s keep that beginning. – Paulo Coelho

The only thing tragedy gives us is the opportunity to rebuild our life. – Paulo Coelho

A wise person is full of questions. A dull person is full of answers. – Paulo Coelho

If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination. – Paulo Coelho

Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson. – Paulo Coelho

Never save the best for later. You don’t know what tomorrow holds. – Paulo Coelho

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

Whatever I did, I did with love and I did with honesty. – Paulo Coelho

Useful men, who do useful things, don’t mind being treated as useless. But the useless always judge themselves as being important and hide all their incompetence behind authority. – Paulo Coelho

And a mistake repeated more than once is a decision. – Paulo Coelho

We always have a tendency to see those things that do not exist and to be blind to the great lessons that are right there before our eyes. – Paulo Coelho

If we don’t face our fears, our fears will chase us forever. – Paulo Coelho

We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. – Paulo Coelho

Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time. – Paulo Coelho

In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. – Paulo Coelho

When faced by any loss, there’s no point in trying to recover what has been, it’s best to take advantage of the large space that opens up before us and fill it with something new. – Paulo Coelho

Walk firmly and with joy, without being afraid of stumbling. All your movements are being watched by your allies that will help you when necessary. – Paulo Coelho

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

We can harness the energy of the winds, the seas, the sun . But the day man learns to harness the energy of love, that will be as important as the discovery of fire. – Paulo Coelho

If you accept such love with purity and humility, you will understand that Love is neither giving nor receiving -it is participating. – Paulo Coelho

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. – 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. – Paulo Coelho

The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories. – Paulo Coelho

The only way to save our dreams is by being generous with ourselves. – Paulo Coelho

If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free. – Paulo Coelho

There are neither winners nor losers; there are only stages that must be gone through. When the human heart understands this, it is free and able to accept difficult times without being deceived by moments of glory – Paulo Coelho

A Warrior of the Light shares with others what he knows of the path. – Paulo Coelho

The visible is always a mirror of the invisible. The reality is imagined before it manifests itself. – Paulo Coelho

Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. – Paulo Coelho

Whoever wishes to go down a long path, must learn that the first lesson is to overcome early disappointments. – Paulo Coelho

the reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become – Paulo Coelho

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you’re capable of far more than you imagined. – Paulo Coelho

Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world. This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task. – Paulo Coelho

People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. – Paulo Coelho

Stay close to those who sing, tell stories, and enjoy life, and whose eyes sparkle with happiness. Because happiness is contagious and will always manage to find a solution, whereas logic can find only an explanation for the mistake made. – Paulo Coelho

Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles. – Paulo Coelho

On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don’t stop – Paulo Coelho

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

Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow. – Paulo Coelho

We lose many things simply out of our fear oflosing them. – Paulo Coelho

From the moment we are born, people tell us that the world is like this and like that, this way, that way. It is natural that – for a certain period of time – we end up believing what we are told. But we must soon push these ideas aside and discover our own way of living reality. – Paulo Coelho

Saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue – Paulo Coelho

I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter. – Paulo Coelho

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. – Paulo Coelho

Hide your craziness behind a beautiful smile. That’s all you need. – Paulo Coelho

Shine without guilt. Modesty was invented by the mediocres who think you should be the same as them. – Paulo Coelho

Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity. – Paulo Coelho

Sometimes it’s what you don’t say that counts. – Paulo Coelho

How does light enter a house? If the windows are open. How does light enter a human? If the door of love is open. – Paulo Coelho

close some doors today. not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere – Paulo Coelho

To say no is painful, but much better than a yes that brings regrets. – Paulo Coelho

Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs – but move on. – Paulo Coelho

Start doing what you want to do, and everything else will be revealed to you. – Paulo Coelho

There is only one sin – lack of love. Be brave, be capable of loving, even if love seems a terrible and treacherous thing. Find joy in love. Find joy in victory. Follow the dictates of your heart. – Paulo Coelho

Each morning brings a hidden blessing; a blessing which is unique to that day, and which cannot be kept or re-used. If we do not use this miracle today, it will be lost. – Paulo Coelho

Listen to your heart. It knows everything. – Paulo Coelho

After weeks on the road, listening to a language you don’t understand, using a currency whose value you don’t comprehend, walking down streets you’ve never walked down before, you discover that your old I, along with everything you ever learned, is absolutely no use at all in the face of those new challenges, and you begin to realize that buried deep in your unconscious mind there is someone much more interesting and adventurous and more open to the world and to new experiences. – Paulo Coelho

What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life? – Paulo Coelho

Ester asked why people are sad. That’s simple, says the old man. They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams. – Paulo Coelho

An enthusiastic heart finds opportunities everywhere. – Paulo Coelho

To believe in your choice you don’t need to prove that other people’s choices are wrong. – Paulo Coelho

Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide. – Paulo Coelho

Open your heart and listen to what it is telling you. Follow your dreams, because only a man who is unashamed of himself can manifest the glory of God. – Paulo Coelho

The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him. Be attentive, but don’t be paranoiac. – Paulo Coelho

How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves. – Paulo Coelho

Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life … because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who … have never shed a tear – Paulo Coelho

Perfect people don’t drink, don’t fight, don’t lie, don’t make mistakes and…don’t exist – Paulo Coelho

From the moment that you feel enthusiastic about everything, you know that you are following your heart. – Paulo Coelho

I don’t see any reason why I should look for someone who never took the trouble to love me. – Paulo Coelho

Tears are words that need to be written. – Paulo Coelho

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. – Paulo Coelho

You deserve all the good things that happen to you. Don’t feel guilty and accept the blessings. – Paulo Coelho

Long distance relationships are living proof that love is not just physical. I can feel you next to me even when you’re thousands of miles away. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering. – Paulo Coelho

The world we live in will be either better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse. – Paulo Coelho

It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future. – Paulo Coelho

Each time we embrace someone warmly, we gain an extra day of life. – Paulo Coelho

To succeed in life, you must have the courage to be hated. – Paulo Coelho

Forget everything you’ve ever learned about the stars and they’ll once more be transformed into angels, or into children, or into whatever you want to believe at that moment.It won’t make you more stupid – after all, it’s only a game – but it could enrich your life. – Paulo Coelho

I came to set fire to the earth. And I am watchful that the fire grow. May the fire of love grow in our hearts. May the fire of transformation glow in our movements. May the fire of purification burn away our sins. May the fire of justice guide our steps. May the fire of wisdom illuminate our paths. May the fire that spreads over the Earth never be extinguished. – Paulo Coelho

That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Complete the circle. Not out of pride, inability or arrogance, but simply because whatever it is no longer fits in your life. Close the door, change the record, clean the house, get rid of the dust. Stop being who you were and become who you are. – Paulo Coelho

Don’t let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed.Live now what others will only live in the future. – Paulo Coelho

Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you – Paulo Coelho

A man’s dignity isn’t measured by the people he has around him when he’s at the peak of his success, but by his ability not to forget those who helped him when his need was greatest. – Paulo Coelho

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. – Paulo Coelho

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. – Paulo Coelho

God has a plan for you, you are here in this world because God has a plan for you. And the problem is that people start listening to other people and they forget to listen to their heart and to see what is the plan that God has for you. – Paulo Coelho

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life. – Paulo Coelho

I will be capable of loving, regardless of whether I am loved in return, Of giving, when I have nothing, Of working happily, even in the midst of difficulties, Of holding out my hand, even when utterly alone and abandoned, Of drying my tears, even while I weep, Of believing, even when no one believes in me. – Paulo Coelho

If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Find at least one enemy to keep you alert. – Paulo Coelho

If I had to give you one piece of advice, it would be this: don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. Seek out people who aren’t afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes. Because of that, their work often isn’t recognized, but they are precisely the kind of people who change the world and, after many mistakes, do something that will transform their own community completely. – Paulo Coelho

Don’t let anyone make you feel that you don’t deserve the good things that happen in your life. – Paulo Coelho

All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society. – Paulo Coelho

You are your own best friend. Never ever, put yourself down. – Paulo Coelho

Follow your dreams, transform your life, take the path that leads to God. Perform your miracles. Cure. Make prophecies. Listen to your guardian angel. Transform yourself. Be a warrior, and be happy as you wage the good fight. Take risks. – Paulo Coelho

Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible. – Paulo Coelho

When we postpone the harvest, the fruit rots, but when we postpone our problems, they keep on growing. – Paulo Coelho

You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself. But the opposite is also true; without strong self-belief you will not go far. – Paulo Coelho

If you don’t care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success. – Paulo Coelho

Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door. – Paulo Coelho

Sometimes I need to be a stranger to myself. Only then my soul can show me not what I want, but what I need to see. – Paulo Coelho

The best way to be original is to be yourself. – Paulo Coelho

We are human beings, we are born full of guilt; we feel terrified when happiness becomes a real possibility. – Paulo Coelho

How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can’t destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don’t they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us? – Paulo Coelho

Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood. – Paulo Coelho

Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station. – Paulo Coelho

The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you. – Paulo Coelho

Everyday God gives us the sun, and also the moment in wich have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us to change and send us off in search of our dreams. – Paulo Coelho

I think that when we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we’re alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange. – Paulo Coelho

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly – Paulo Coelho

All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step – Paulo Coelho

When life makes us face difficult situations-such as a personal loss-we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step. – Paulo Coelho

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