Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
More Quotes from Paulo Coelho:The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.
They were seeking out the treasure of their destiny, without actually wanting to live out their destiny.
There's a lot of me in it. But the character is more egotistical. I'm also egotistical, but not the way the character is. This guy is successful, he has everything, but his wife has left him. The most important value - love - is missing. What is wrong with this institution called 'marriage' What is wrong with this institution called 'the pursuit of happiness'
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.
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