Paulo Coelho Quotes.
MySpace is an addiction.
I lived in a dictatorship in Brazil, and I was arrested three times. I felt in my flesh what it is to live under such a regime and experience deprivation of freedom.
Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species.
I am a Catholic because I choose to be a Catholic. And then I go to the Mass because I choose. It is out of my free will.
Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.
Writers are lampposts and critics are dogs. Ask lampposts what they think about dogs. Does the dog hurt the lamppost?
I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parents locked me in a mental institution – they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing.
Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.
I am not a self-help writer. I am a self-problem writer. When people read my books, I provoke some things. I cannot justify my work. I do my work; it is up to them to classify it, to judge.
Sometimes I catch myself stooping, and whenever I am like that, I am sure something is not quite right.
My connection with Brazil is so abstract. My blood and my way of thinking is Brazilian, but that’s it. I don’t tend to go back to the past, and although I have an apartment there, I rarely visit. When I move, I really move.
However happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the prettiest woman, buy a bigger house, change cars, desire what we do not have.
No, I never saw an angel, but it is irrelevant whether I saw one or not. I feel their presence around me.
Change. But start slowly, because direction is more important than speed
When I write a book, I write a book for myself; the reaction is up to the reader. It’s not my business whether people like or dislike it.
We don’t need to explain our love. We only need to show it.