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Paulo Coelho Quotes

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Paulo Coelho quotes: The Alchemist author takes us to dinner and a movie with the following quotes.

“Life is a journey.  How we travel is really up to us.  We can just flow with the tide or follow our own dreams.”

“Start doing what you want to do, and everything else will be revealed to you.”

Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.”

“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.”

“We all know fear.  But passion makes us fearless.”

“A man has to choose.  This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions.  If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it.  Accept your path.”

“You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself.  But the opposite is also true; without strong self-belief you will not go far.”

“On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts.  In both cases, don’t stop.”

“If you think small, your world will be small.  If you think big, your world will be big.”

“It’s true: life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.”

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

“If we don’t face our fears, our fears will chase us forever.”

“Remember your dreams and fight for them.  You must know what you want from life.  Never forget your personal legend.  Your silent heart will guide you.  Be silent now.  It is the possibility of a dream that makes life interesting.  You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.”

“Be brave.  Take risks.  Nothing can substitute experience.”

Don’t give up.  Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.”

“It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you’re capable of far more than you imagined.”

“The best way to be original is to be yourself.”

“Say no without guilt.  Say yes without fear.”

“The important thing is to keep the fire in your heart and be strong to overcome hard moments.”

“The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.”

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

“Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions.  Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”

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

“Don’t let anyone make you feel that you don’t deserve the good things that happen in your life.”

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.  But they are there for a reason.  Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”

“Carry in your memory, for the rest of your life, the good things that came out of those difficulties.  They will serve as a proof of your abilities and will give you confidence when you are faced by other obstacles.”

“What does learning mean: accumulating knowledge or transforming your life?”

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

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

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

“Why is patience so important?  Because it makes us pay attention.”

“Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.”

“Sometimes it’s what you don’t say that counts.”

“We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we’re always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, or else we think about the future, about what we’re going to do.  But at this precise moment, you also realize that you can change your future by bringing the past into the present.  Past and future only exist in our mind.  The present moment, though, is outside of time, it’s eternity.  It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present.  It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.”

“Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.”

“No one knows what is going to happen in the next few minutes, and yet people still go forward, because they have trust, because they have faith.”

“Give yourself freedom to try out new things.  Don’t be so set in your ways that you can’t grow.”

“All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”

“A wise person is full of questions.  A dull person is full of answers.”

“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.”

“To teach is to show what is possible; to learn is to make yourself possible.”

“There is only one way to learn.  It’s through action.”

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

“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.”

“Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.”

“Every human being has a personal legend to be fulfilled, and this is our reason for being in the world.  This personal legend manifests itself in our enthusiasm for the task.”

“Stay close to those who sing, tell stories, and enjoy life, and whose eyes sparkle with happiness.  Because happiness is contagious and will always manage to find a solution, whereas logic can find only an explanation for the mistake made.”

“Perfect people don’t drink, don’t fight, don’t lie, don’t make mistakes and… don’t exist.”

“All life battles teach us something, even those we lose.”

“All the world needs are examples of people capable of living out their dreams and fighting for their ideas.”

“Never save the best for later.  You don’t know what tomorrow holds.”

“What is success?  It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted.  Do it now.”

“Death is our constant companion, and it is death that gives each person’s life its true meaning.”

“Today don’t beg, don’t ask, just thank God in silence for all the blessings in your life.”

“It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work.  Now, I’m beginning what I could have started 10 years ago.  But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait 20 years.”

“I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter.”

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