36 Life Changing Quotes From Paulo Coelho

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Our Favorite Quotes from Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist, lyricist, and musician. He has won numerous awards for his work. His novel, The Alchemist, is an international bestseller and has been translated into more than 80 languages. The book is about the journey of a young Andalusian shepherd boy finding and fulfilling his Personal Legend. Highly recommend this book!

We hope you enjoy reading the 36 life changing quotes from Paulo Coelho!

1. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~ Paulo Coelho

2. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paulo Coelho

3. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” ~ Paulo Coelho

4. “I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny, but our fate is sealed.” ~ Paulo Coelho

5. “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.” ~ Paulo Coelho

6. “What’s the world’s greatest lie?… It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.” Paulo Coelho

7. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ~ Paulo Coelho

8. “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

9. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” ~ Paulo Coelho

10. “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

11. “What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I’m someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the best way that I found in order to see myself.” ~ Paulo Coelho

12. “Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.” ~ Paulo Coelho

13. “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” ~ Paulo Coelho

14. “No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when he looks directly into someone’s eyes.” ~ Paulo Coelho

15. “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.” ~ Paulo Coelho

16. “Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” ~ Paulo Coelho

17. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ~ Paulo Coelho

18. “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” ~ Paulo Coelho

19. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” ~ Paulo Coelho

20. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” ~ Paulo Coelho

21. “A child can 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.” ~ Paulo Coelho

22. “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

23. “If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.” ~ Paulo Coelho

24. “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” ~ Paulo Coelho

25. “The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.” ~ Paulo Coelho

26. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” ~ Paulo Coelho

27. “Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.” ~ Paulo Coelho

28. “Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.” ~ Paulo Coelho

29. “Our true friends are those who are with us when the good things happen. They cheer us on and are pleased by our triumphs. False friends only appear at difficult times, with their sad, supportive faces, when, in fact, our suffering is serving to console them for their miserable lives.” ~ Paulo Coelho

30. “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.” ~ Paulo Coelho

31. “What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ~ Paulo Coelho

32. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.” ~ Paulo Coelho

33. “Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.” ~ Paulo Coelho

34. “You’re always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.” ~ Paulo Coelho

35. “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.” ~ Paulo Coelho

36. “We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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