Paulo Coelho De Souza is a renowned Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is best recognized for his outstanding novel ‘The Alchemist’. The man received numerous awards for his work as an lyricist and novelist.
Paulo Coelho Birthday: Paulo was born on 24th August 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Paulo always desired to become a writer since his teenage. His mother was strictly against his desire. But Paulo Coelho had a strong will-power and determination which made him follow a different path which was opposite to the traditional path which his parents wished him to follow. Finally, his parents sent him to a mental institution from which he escaped three times before being released at the age of 20. Later he enrolled himself into a law school and diminished his dream of becoming a writer. But one year later he dropped out and started living a life as a hippie.
He started traveling through South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe and consuming drugs in the 1960s. Finally, he returned back to Brazil and worked as a songwriter. He composed lyrics for Elis Regina, Rita Lee, and Brazilian icon Raul Seixas.
Coelho has even worked as an actor, journalist and theatre director before starting his writing career. In 1982, he published his first book ‘Hell Archives‘, but it failed to make a big influence. In 1988, he wrote ‘The Alchemist‘ which was published by the small Brazilian publishing house. And this book helped him gain name and fame among the masses.
Paulo Coelho’s words made a special place in the lives of each one of us. His quotes are full of wisdom and inspiration. So let’s figure out the best Paulo Coelho Quotes.
Paulo Coelho Quotes
“Don’t forget: beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.” — Paulo Coelho
“Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.” — Paulo Coelho
“It takes huge effort to free yourself from memory.” — Paulo Coelho
“I forgive you not because I became a saint, but because I am tired of hating.” — Paulo Coelho
“You don’t have to explain your dreams, they belong to you.” — Paulo Coelho
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” — Paulo Coelho
“Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.” — Paulo Coelho
“Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” — Paulo Coelho
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try normal; it’s lethal.” — Paulo Coelho
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” — Paulo Coelho
“Fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you.” — Paulo Coelho
“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” — Paulo Coelho
“You are, what you believe yourself to be.” — Paulo Coelho
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” — Paulo Coelho
“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” — Paulo Coelho
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” — Paulo Coelho
“How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.” — Paulo Coelho
“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”— Paulo Coelho
“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” — Paulo Coelho
“The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.” — Paulo Coelho
“Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.” — Paulo Coelho
“If you’re brave enough to say ‘goodbye’ life will reward you with a new ‘hello’.” — Paulo Coelho
“Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say yes to life?” — Paulo Coelho
“Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love.” — Paulo Coelho
“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path.” — Paulo Coelho
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.” — Paulo Coelho
“And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” — Paulo Coelho
“Do not ask permission. Do it now and – if necessary – regret tomorrow!” — Paulo Coelho
“Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with.” — Paulo Coelho
“Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.” — Paulo Coelho
Paulo is one of the most celebrated and notable authors of our generations. He holds a supreme power to weave magic with words that his words stick to our mind and remain stuck there even days after we have read his books. He is one of the most sought after and graceful writer. He possessed amazing and proficient skills which made him a notable novelist and lyricist that Brazil is proud of. The writer has more than 29 million fans through his Facebook page and a huge fan following on Twitter. In 2014, his ardent love for electronic media made him create a virtual ‘Paulo Coelho Foundation’ online where he uploaded his personal papers.
His words, tweets, thoughts, and views are respected by people from all walks of life. His beliefs and notions are very clear through his quotes and sayings.