Paulo Coelho Quotes

Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near

Your eyes show the strength of your soul.

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Impossible is just an opinion.

What is I? It’s what you are, not what others make of you.

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

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

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.

Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy Skies.

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

Sometimes we have only ten minutes to be with the love of our life and thousands of hours to spend thinking about them.

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

If I had to give you one piece of advice it would be this: don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions.

Fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.

Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better

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

An enthusiastic heart finds opportunities everywhere.

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

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


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

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

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

Face your path with courage, don’t be scared of people’s criticism. And, above all, don’t let yourself get paralyzed by your own criticism.

Your decision to walk creates the path ahead

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.