If there is any possible consolation in the tragedy of losing someone we love very much, it's the necessary hope that perhaps it was for the best.
("The Witch o Portobello")
More Quotes from Paulo Coelho:I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stars, and everything created in the universe. We were all made by the same hand, and we have the same soul.
Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate build exaggeratedly high defense againts the outside world, againts new people, new places, different experiences and leave their own world stripped bare. It is there that bitterness begins irrevocable work.
The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.
If you concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. You'll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens...Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now.
Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.
You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
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I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.
Many of them are doing it because they are concerned about smart growth.
Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win.