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100 phrases by Paulo Coelho (happiness, love, friendship ...)

100 phrases by Paulo Coelho (happiness, love, friendship ...)

May 6, 2021

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian writer who was born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro . Before dedicating his life to literature, he worked as a theater director, actor, screenwriter and journalist.

His international fame came after the great success of "The Alchemist" (1988), but he is the author of other titles of great commercial triumph such as: "Brida" (1990), "Las Valquirias" (1992), "La Quinta Montaña" ( 1996), "Verónika Decide Morir" (1998) or "On the Banks of the River Piedra Me Senté y Cloré" (2002).

Phrases by Paulo Coelho

These are some of the phrases that summarize his way of seeing the life of this author, as well as his most famous famous quotes taken from several interviews he has given throughout his career.


1. Although happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the most beautiful woman, with the biggest house, changing cars, wanting what we do not have.

Human beings do not settle, we always want more.

2. I love almost anything from my job except conferences. I'm too shy in front of an audience. But I love to sing and have eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul.

A confession of this great novelist who affirms that he loves to undress his soul.

3. We have to stop and be humble enough to stop and understand that there is something called mystery

Humility is one of the great virtues that a person can have.


4. Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we should not confuse humility with false modesty or servility

The author compares humility with modesty or servility.

5. What I can say about all my characters is that they are in search of their souls, because they are my mirror. I am someone who is constantly searching for my place in the world, and literature is the best way I find to see myself.

Coelho affirms that through literature he finds himself.

6. Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express that creative potential, you can start to change the world

Creativity is the principle to change the world in which we live.

7. When I write a book, I do it for myself; the reaction depends on the reader. It's not my business if people like it or dislike it

Paulo Coelho confesses that he writes the books from his heart,


8. I do not say that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can turn into a nightmare. But with that said, it's worth taking the risk

It is worth risking for love, it is what gives us life.

9. The good old days, when each day had an owner, are gone forever.

A phrase by Paulo Coelho that invites the reader to reflect,

10. I was not encouraged to pursue a career as a writer because my parents thought I was going to die of hunger. They thought that nobody can make a living as a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.

Coelho explains that his parents did not like the fact that he was a writer.

11. The more in harmony you are with yourself, the more you enjoy and the more faith you have. Faith does not disconnect you from reality, it connects you with it.

When you're good with yourself, you're fine with everything else.

12. You are always learning. The problem is that sometimes you stop and think you can understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach a point where you can stop making an effort

One must live his life instead of spending his whole life trying to understand everything.

13. Things do not always happen the way I would like to and it's better that I get used to it

One can not feel bad because things do not go the way he wants

14. I am first and foremost a writer. I followed my personal legend, my teenage dream of becoming a writer, but I can not say why I am.

A confession of this remarkable author.

15. Happiness is just another trick that our genetic system uses for the survival of the species

A curious reflection by Paulo Coelho on happiness.

16. I am not a self-help writer. I am a writer solving my own problems. When people read my books, I provoke things. I can not justify my work. I do my job; it depends on them to classify it and judge it

Coelho affirms that he is not a writer of books of self-help, but that his texts foment the creativity of the reader at the time of solving problems.

17. I was always a rich person because money is not related to happiness

Money does not make happiness, no matter how much one creates.

18. Writing means sharing. It is part of the human condition to want to share things, thoughts, ideas, opinions

Sharing is one of the things that can make us feel better.

19. What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, good struggles with their victories and defeats.

Life has its good moments and its bad moments.

twenty.I believe that enlightenment or revelation come in daily life. I am looking for enjoyment, peace of action. You need to act I would have stopped writing years ago if it was for the money.

Paulo Coelho's motivation is not money.

21. Everything tells me that I'm about to make the wrong decision, but making mistakes is part of life

We all make mistakes, we should not blame ourselves for that.

22. Choosing a path means having to lose others

You can not have everything at once, sometimes you have to sacrifice things.

23. The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people no longer talk, do not sit and listen. They go to the movies, to the theater, they watch television, they listen to the radio, they read books, but they almost do not talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to the time when the warriors sat around a fire telling stories

Communication is very important in interpersonal relationships.

24. Everything is allowed, except to interrupt a manifestation of love

Love must manifest itself, it is a very intense feeling.

25. Do not explain yourself. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it

There is no need to justify what things.

26. When we love, we always strive to be better than we are. When we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better

When we work in us, the external does not matter.

27. It is not expectations that guide us forward, it is our desire to go forward

Our motivation is the force that guides us.

28. Life moves quickly. It rushes us from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds

The world does not stop, it is our decision to get on the train.

29. Sometimes you do not have a second chance and it is better to accept the gifts that the world offers you

The second opportunities do not depend on us.

30. The ship is more secure anchored in the port, but that is not the purpose of the ships

The comfort zone is not a good option if we want to grow and develop.

31. It is better to live as if it were the first and last day of my life

Living the moment is the best option and it is the only thing we can live.

32. It is the possibility of having a dream that becomes a reality that makes life interesting

The vital objectives are what make us move and what gives us happiness.

33. No matter how you feel today, get up, get dressed, show yourself

You have to go outside and enjoy life.

34. When someone leaves is because someone else is about to arrive

The farewells, deep down, are opportunities

35. During intimate relationships it is very difficult to deceive another person because it is when people show who they really are

In intimate relationships we show who is our self.

36. One day you will get up and there will be no more time to do the things you always wanted. Do them now

Today is the only day we can live, not yesterday or tomorrow.

37. The secret of life is therefore to fall seven times and get up eight

The adversities that appear to us in the day to day are opportunities to learn.

38. Nothing in the world is completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day

Paulo Coelho makes reference to the fact that truths are relative

39. Simple things are also the most extraordinary things and only the wise can see them

Experience shows us that happiness is found in simple things.

40. A child can teach an adult three things: be happy for no reason, always be busy with something and know how to demand with all his will what he wants

Adults we can learn a lot from the little ones.

41. Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing what to do is the worst kind of suffering.

Being confused and not knowing where to go, is what is known as existential crisis.

42. The strongest love is the one that can show its fragility

True love does not need lies or show what it is not.

43. How does light enter a person? If the door of love is open

Without love it is impossible to be happy.

44. When you repeat an error, it is no longer an error, it is a decision

The mistakes that are made several times are decisions.

45. Love is not in others, it is within ourselves

When you do not love yourself, it is impossible for you to love others.

46. ​​Love is discovered through the practice of loving and not of words

Love must be demonstrated, not told.

47. If you want to be successful you have to respect a rule "never lie to yourself"

Lying to oneself will hurt your way to your goals.

48. The wise person is wise because he loves, the crazy person is crazy because he thinks he understands love

Reflections on love can lead to madness.

49. To accumulate love means to accumulate luck, to accumulate hatred means to accumulate calamity

Hate is one of the worst decisions people can make.

50. No, I have never seen an angel, but it is irrelevant to have seen it or not. I feel his presence around me

A phrase that could show the faith in God of Paulo Coelho.

51. Live the present, it's the only thing you have

The future is coming, and the past is gone.

52. Who loves waiting for a reward is wasting time

In love you have to let yourself go, otherwise you can be disappointed.

53. People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but you go to the internet and they are much more open

Sometimes it's easier to talk about your life with strangers than with people you do not know.

54. Love will never separate man from his Personal Legend

Love is recorded in the book of our life.

55. This is freedom: to feel what the heart desires, regardless of the opinion of others

Freedom does not count what others think of you.

56. You do not drown when falling into a river, but by staying submerged in the

It is not the fact that constantly hurts us, but to recreate ourselves in it.

57. The more violent a storm is, the faster it passes

A phrase by Paulo Coelho that leads us to reflect.

58. Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their souls, it is easier to overcome political and economic barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbors are, in the end, like them, with the same problems

Paulo Coelho, this time expressing his thoughts on culture.

59. You can become blind seeing each day as similar. Every day is different, every day brings a miracle. It's just a matter of paying attention to that miracle

Life goes on its way, and we must adapt.

60. Life was always a problem waiting for the right time to act

We must take risks in this life if we want to leave our comfort zone.

61. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the fear itself. And no heart has suffered when going in search of his dream

When you feel something for someone, you better go behind that feeling.

62. Everything that happens once may not happen again. But everything that happens twice will happen a third time surely

We learn from mistakes. But when they appear twice, there are high chances that they will happen again.

63. Love is a trap. When it appears we only see its lights, not its shadows

When we are in love with a person, we only see their virtues and not their defects

64. When a person really wants something, the whole universe conspires to help that person realize his dream

A nice reflection of this author about going in search of our goals.

65. When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel positive energy. It's very simple

The attitude we show determines, on many occasions, our success.

66. Be brave. Take risks Nothing can replace the experience

Experience is the best way to learn.

67. Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is only one thing that makes your dream impossible: the fear of failure

The fear of failure weakens us and does not allow us to achieve our dreams.

68. You have to take risks. We only understand the miracle of life when we allow the unexpected to happen

We must be brave and risk what we want to achieve.

69. I have seen many storms in my life. Most have taken me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look forward and understand that I am not able to control time, exercise the art of patience and respect the fury of nature

The experience helps you learn the importance of patience. Without a doubt, a great virtue.

70. No one can lie, no one can hide anything, when you look directly into their eyes

The look is a reflection of the soul . There it is possible to see if someone lies to us.

71. One is loved because one is loved. There is no necessary reason to love

In love you do not have to give it that much, you love because you love.

72. The possibility of realizing a dream is what makes life interesting

It is not achieving the goal that makes us happy, but pursuing it.

73. Never give up on a dream. Just try to see the signs that take you to him

Although sometimes it is tempting to throw in the towel, do not forget about dreams.

74. When you grow up, you will discover that you have already defended lies, deceived yourself or suffered because of nonsense. If you are a good warrior, you will not blame yourself for that, but neither will you let your mistakes repeat themselves

Acceptance is key to our personal development and happiness.

75. Sometimes you have to decide between one thing that you are used to and another thing that we would like to know

A phrase by Paulo Coelho that makes a clear reference to the comfort zone.

76. When he had nothing to lose, he had everything; When I stopped being who I am, I found myself

The path of renunciation can bring happiness.

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77. Everyone has a central role in the history of the world

Who has the ability to decide can make things change.

78. Do not waste your time with explanations: people just listen to what they want to hear

There is no need to give explanations about one's life.

79. If I am a part of your dream, you will come back one day

Affection and love are shown by spending time together.

80. Now that he had nothing that could be taken from him, he was free

In a sense, getting rid of elements is a way to increase our room for maneuver.

81You are what you think you are

Self-convincing ourselves that we are something is a way to create that identity.

82. No one loses anyone because nobody owns anyone

The idea of ​​making a human being can become part of someone's property is fundamentally reactionary.

83. What is the biggest lie in the world? It is this: that at a certain point in our lives we lose control of what happens to us

There are always ways to make our decisions count.

84. Your eyes show the strength of your soul

In the look you can convey many aspects of how we are.

85. People never learn anything by listening to explanations; they must figure things out on their own

It is learned through direct experience.

86. When each day is like the next, it is because we are unable to recognize the good things that happen every day

The idea that moments are repeated is an illusion.

87. After the ice mask that people wear, there is a heart of fire

Passions always exist, but sometimes they are hidden.

88. Every ignored blessing becomes a curse

Letting go of opportunities is a way to hurt ourselves.

89. Do not let your mind tell your heart what to do

Another of Paulo Coelho's phrases in which he emphasizes the need to follow intuitions.

90. Certain things in life simply must be experienced, and never explained. Love is one of them.

There are aspects of life that are beyond words.

91. Love is not simply a habit, a commitment or a debt. Love is simply

This feeling is in itself an independent and very intense psychological phenomenon.

92. Why is patience so important? Because it allows us to pay attention

There are attitudes that, if they have so much value, it is because of the opportunities that allow us to discover.

93. Do not be intimidated by the opinions of others, because only mediocrity is sure of itself

The idea of ​​hurting yourself by entering a debate with someone does not make any sense.

94. Sorry, but never forget, or you'll get hurt again

We must bear in mind the times that have harmed us, no matter what happens afterwards.

95. The deep desire, the truest one, is to be close to someone

The company and the affection is a source of desire.

96. Intuition is a sudden immersion of the soul within the universal current of life

One of Paulo Coelho's most poetic phrases.

97. There is only one way to learn: through actions

Once again, this writer talks about the need to experience things for oneself.

98. Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage

Another of Paulo Coelho's phrases in which the importance of taking the direction of one's life is emphasized.

99. People want everything to change and, at the same time, they want everything to remain the same

One of the contradictions that characterize us, according to this writer.

100. If it has to fall, let it be from a high place

Even in tragedies there is room for maneuver that allows us to aspire to something.


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