Paulo Coelho quotes

Author of The Alchemist's quotes about love and life

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian author and lyricist, who is most recognized for his novel “The Alchemist”. Coelho is a strong advocate for realizing your dreams, and believing in the power of the universe to bring your goals and dreams to fruition. When we release positive energy to the universe, we will shine a light from within ourselves, which will ultimately be projected to those around us.

We cannot control what happens to us, and we should not diminish the importance of both negative and positive experiences, as they are both valuable learning tools. You can either choose to wallow in pity when you experience an unexpected setback, or you can pick yourself up and move on from what you cannot control. It is your reaction to extenuating circumstances that truly reveals your character. Opportunities that present themselves to you and are not taken due to inaction or fear of failure may end up being the greatest mistakes of life.

Each day brings with it many blessings and small miracles, and you can either choose to stop and be thankful for their presence in your life, or you can choose to ignore them. We should also allow ourselves to feel sadness and true emotion completely, as sometimes these feelings provide the ultimate inspiration and creative energy. The quotes attributed to Paulo Coelho allow us to stop and remember that our destiny is controlled not only by the actions we take, but through the positive energy we release to others and to the surrounding universe.

  • When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.

  • People learn twenty-five percent from their teacher, twenty-five percent from listening to themselves, twenty-five percent from their friends, and twenty-five percent from time.

  • Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.

  • People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.

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

  • I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don’t hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.

  • Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

  • Dreams are the language of God.

  • You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.

  • Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.

  • If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule – Never lie to yourself.

  • 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.

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

  • A child can always 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.

  • There is always a gap between intention and action.

  • When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.

  • No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up.

  • 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.

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