Quotes by Paulo Coelho


When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you aren't saying 'no' to yourself.
– Paulo Coelho

The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.
– Paulo Coelho

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
– Paulo Coelho
A warrior of light who trusts too much in his intelligence will end up underestimating the power of his opponent.
– Paulo Coelho
The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
– Paulo Coelho
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
– Paulo Coelho
When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.
– Paulo Coelho
We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question.
– Paulo Coelho
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
– Paulo Coelho
The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever.
– Paulo Coelho
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
Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.
– Paulo Coelho
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
– Paulo Coelho
Of course, to have money is just great because you can do what you think is important to you. I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.
– Paulo Coelho
Music for me, it demands full concentration.
– Paulo Coelho
Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
– Paulo Coelho
Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere.
– Paulo Coelho
Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.
– Paulo Coelho
In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.
– Paulo Coelho
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
– Paulo Coelho