Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho ( Rio de Janeiro, August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today with over 140 million books sold in more than 150 countries, translated into 73 languages. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, France's Légion d'honneur and the Gold Medal of Galicia, among many other awards he has received thanks to his commercial success. Since October 2002 he is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. In addition to receiving international top awards and citations, he is currently a special advisor of the Unesco for the spiritual convergence program and Intercultural Dialogues and Messenger of Peace United Nations since 2007.

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Paulo Coelho: Explanations

Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

Monday Apr 17, 2023

Paulo Coelho: The two hardest tests

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

Friday Apr 14, 2023

Paulo Coelho: Strive to be better

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.

Thursday Mar 23, 2023

Paulo Coelho: How people learn

People never learn anything
by being told,
they have to find out for themselves.

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

Paulo Coelho: To fall and stand up

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Friday Jan 6, 2023

Paulo Coelho: Your treasure

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

Tuesday Dec 13, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Victim or adventurer

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.

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Our opportunities

Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don't know what to do with it.

Thursday Nov 3, 2022

Paulo Coelho: The true experience of freedom

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.

Monday Aug 29, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Dreams

If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day.

Monday Jun 13, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Achieving a dream

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Monday May 23, 2022

Paulo Coelho: When we become better.

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.

Monday May 9, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Troubles for a reason

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.

Wednesday May 4, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Never judge the lives of others

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.

It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

Wednesday Apr 20, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Be enthusiastic

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

Wednesday Mar 9, 2022

Paulo Coelho: What makes life interesting

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

Tuesday Jan 4, 2022

Paulo Coelho: Your fears

Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.

Friday Aug 20, 2021

Paulo Coelho: to be loved

One is loved because one is loved.

No reason is needed for loving.

Wednesday Jul 28, 2021

Paulo Coelho: Our love and our will

With the strength of our love and our will we can change our destiny as well as the destiny of many others.

Tuesday Jul 20, 2021

Paulo Coelho: There is no tragedy

There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable.

Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting.

Thursday Jun 10, 2021

Paulo Coelho: The universe will help you

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.

Monday May 17, 2021

Paulo Coelho: Suffering and dreaming

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Friday Feb 26, 2021

Paulo Coelho: Experience

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Tuesday Feb 23, 2021

Paulo Coelho: Days and miracles

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

Monday Jan 4, 2021

Paulo Coelho: Certain things in life

Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.

Monday Dec 21, 2020

Paulo Coelho: Do you take risks?

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

Thursday Dec 3, 2020

Paulo Coelho: The simple things

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.

Friday Sep 4, 2020

Paulo Coelho: Soul and body

I'm not a body with a soul, I'm a soul that has a visible part called the body.

Monday Aug 3, 2020

Paulo Coelho: Other people’s opinions

Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.

Friday Mar 27, 2020

Paulo Coelho: The great lessons

We always have a tendency to see those things that do not exist and to be blind to the great lessons that are right there before our eyes.

Thursday Mar 12, 2020

Paulo Coelho: About lives

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

Thursday Dec 5, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Do what you always wanted

One day you will wake up and there won't be an more time to do the things you've always wanted.

Do it now.

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Strategic mistakes

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip.

To avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.

Thursday Aug 29, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Love Phrases

The most beautiful love phrases are spoken in the silence of a look.

Monday Jul 22, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Find your creative potential

Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.

Tuesday Jun 18, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Close some doors today

Close some doors today.

Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.

Monday Apr 8, 2019

Paulo Coelho: Life sets us a challenge

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.

Monday Jun 4, 2018

Paulo Coelho: Recognize the good things

When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every time the sun rises.

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Impossible

Impossible is just an opinion.

Thursday Sep 21, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Changing the world

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Friday Jun 23, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Close some doors

Close some doors today.
Not because of pride,
incapacity or arrogance,
but simply because they lead you nowhere.

Thursday Jun 22, 2017

Paulo Coelho: How life is testing us

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.

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

Paulo Coelho: Yes and no

When you say 'Yes' to others make sure you are not saying 'No' to yourself.

Thursday Mar 23, 2017

Paulo Coelho: The victim

If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.

Friday Nov 11, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Liberating yourself from memory

It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.

Wednesday Nov 2, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Do it now!

One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time, to do things you've always wanted.
Do it now!

Friday Oct 21, 2016

Paulo Coelho: In harmony with yourself

The more in harmony
with yourself you are,
the more joyful you are
and the more faithful you are.
Faith is not to disconnect
you from reality,
it connects you to reality.

Friday Jul 1, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Are you wasting your time?

Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.

Friday Jun 3, 2016

Paulo Coelho: Your eyes

Your eyes show the strength of your soul.