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  • No one places her dreams in the hands of those who might destroy them.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Witch o Portobello")

  • Because when everyone dreams, but only a few realize their dreams, that makes cowards of us all.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Veronika Decides to Die")

  • She would consider each day a miracle - which indeed it is, when you consider the number of unexpected things that could happen in each second of our fragile existences.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Veronika Decides to Die")

  • Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or--such is the pleasure they experience--they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Eleven Minutes")

  • I'm not a body with a soul, I'm a soul that has a visible part called the body
    (Paulo Coelho, "Eleven Minutes")


  • Sometimes, you get no second chance and that its best to accept the gifts the world offers you.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Eleven Minutes")

  • Believe that if Allah wants you to know something, someone will tell you.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • He told himself that he would have to start reading thicker books: they lasted longer, and made more comfortable pillows.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • There must be a language that doesn't depend on words, the boy thought… He was learning lots of new things. Some of them were things that he had already experienced, and weren't really new, but that he had never perceived before. And he hadn't perceived them because he had become accustomed to them…
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • When you really want something, the universe always conspires in your favor.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • Our body remains alive, yet sooner or later our soul will receive a mortal blow. The perfect crime--for we don't know who murdered our joy, what their motives were, or where the guilty parties are to be found.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Witch o Portobello")

  • 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.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Veronika Decides to Die")

  • That is why embittered people find heroes and madmen a perennial source of fascination, for they have no fear of life or death. Both heroes and madmen are indifferent to danger and will forge ahead regardless of what other people say.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Veronika Decides to Die")


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