Updated: Jul 2
The most successful contemporary Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho, gives his readers poignant narratives making them fall in love with his works.
Coelho's spiritual feats were well received by people across the globe. His works made him known as a literary expert for spirituality. Not only was his writing simple and enigmatic but also very powerful he became a United Nations' Messenger of Peace. One easily resonates with his poignant style that touches people of all colors and cultural backgrounds. These Top 10 Quotes from all his notable works will make you relive all the potent reading experiences of his most influential works.
"Relax, allow the mind to become empty, and surprise yourself with the great treasure that begins to flow from your soul."
-Paulo Coelho, The Valkyrie
“Stop thinking about life and choose to live it.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain
“Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don't know what to do with it.”
-Paulo Coelho, Like the Flowing River
“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
-Paulo Coelho, Brida
“It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you'll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.”
-Paulo Coelho, Aleph
“Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone
"Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere... We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness. The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.”
-Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change... 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.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
“Love is an act of faith & its face should always be covered in mystery. Every moment should be lived with feeling & emotion because if we try to decipher it & understand it, the magic disappears.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Spy