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  • I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Eleven Minutes")

  • Profound desire, true desire is the desire to be close to someone.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Eleven Minutes")

  • And she already has her treasure: it's you.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • From that day on, it was the desert that would be important. She would look to it everyday, and would try to guess which star the boy was following in search of his treasure. She would have to send her kisses on the wind hoping that the wind would touch the boy's face, and would tell him that she was alive.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • If you don't want to believe me, you don't have to do anything about it.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")


  • Maybe these desert birds could explain to him the meaning of love without ownership.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • The boy told himself that, on the way toward realizing his own destiny, he had learned all he needed to know, and had experienced everything he might have dreamed of.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • We have to be prepared for change.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")

  • I think classical ballet dancers dance on pointe because they're simultaneously touching the earth and reaching up to the skies
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Witch o Portobello")

  • You have understood what all great painters understand: in order to forget the rules, you must know them and respect them.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Witch o Portobello")

  • LIVE. If you live, god will live with you. If you refuse to run his risks, he'll retreat to that distant heaven and be merely a subject for philosophical speculation.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Veronika Decides to Die")

  • Whenever a new situation presented itself, you had to remain cool and distant
    (Paulo Coelho, "Veronika Decides to Die")

  • I love you', though, were three words she had often heard during her twenty-two years, and it seemed to her that they were now completely devoid of meaning, because they had never turned into anything serious or deep, never translated into a lasting relationship.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Eleven Minutes")

  • Read. Forget everything you've been told about books and read.
    (Paulo Coelho, "Eleven Minutes")

  • And, when you can't go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.
    (Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist")


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