Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho (born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian poet and writer.
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He seemed to be talking about my fears, my insecurity, and my unwillingness to see what was wonderful because tomorrow it might disappear and I might suffer. The gods throw the dice, and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not. They don't care if when you go, you leave behind a lover, a home, a career, or a dream. The gods don't care whether you have it all, whether it seems that your every desire can be met through hard work and persistence. The gods don't want to know about your plans and your hopes. Somewhere they're throwing the dice- and you are chosen. From then on, winning or losing is only a question of luck. The gods throw the dice, freeing love from its cage. And love can create or destroy-depending on the direction of the wind when it is set free.

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

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The moment of that kiss contained every happy moment I had ever lived.

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The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.

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You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

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No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone's eyes.

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I still pray but it's something automatic, and I'm not even sure I still believe in it... Because I've suffered, and G-d didn't listen to my prayers. because many times in my life I have tried to love with all my heart, and my love has wound up being trampled or betrayed. If G-d is love, he should have cared more about my feelings.

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Every blessing ignored becomes a curse

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They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.

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Tonight his eyes were shining-he looked wonderful.

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Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

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If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards, getting it.

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We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, G-d gives us the sun-and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven't perceived that moment, that it doesn't exist, that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow.

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Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart saying, 'What have you done with the miracles that G-d planted in your days? What have you done with the talents G-d bestowed on you? You buried yourself in a cave because you were fearful of losing those talents. So this is your heritage: the certainty that you have wasted your life.

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But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.

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Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.

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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.

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Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

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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.

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

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Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

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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.

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To love is to commune with another person and to discover in him or her a divine spark.

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The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

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A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent.

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