That is why I write – to try to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance. ― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. (Harper Perennial; Tra edition May 23, 2006) Originally published 1994.
Haven’t you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you’re in the way, that you’re bothering the person next to you. If people don’t like it, they can complain. And if they don’t have the courage to complain, that’s their problem. ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to… Continue reading Paulo Coelho
Love, too, was just a question of time. ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym. (Harper July 3, 2006) Originally published 2000.
Collective madness is called sanity .. ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die. (Harper Perennial; Tra edition May 23, 2006) Originally published 1998.
If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. ― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra… Continue reading Paulo Coelho
But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we… Continue reading Paulo Coelho
Those who are truly enlightened, those whose souls are illuminated by love, have been able to overcome all of the inhibitions and preconceptions of their era. They have been able to sing, to laugh, and to pray out loud; they have danced and shared what Saint Paul called ‘the madness of saintliness’. They have been… Continue reading Paulo Coelho