Paulo Coelho

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on renunciation

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.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on miracle, alive, attention, and awakening

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.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on earth, mortality, celebration, and sacredness

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on energy, responsibility, spiriuailty, and spiritual

An encounter with the superior energy is open to anyone but remains far from those who shift responsibility onto others.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on spirituality, seeking, thinking, and desire

People who are on a spiritual quest don't think, they simply want results.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on relationship, manipulation, and awareness

No one can manipulate anyone else. In any relationship, both parties know what they're doing, even if one of them complains later on that they were used.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 7

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on light, beauty, and wonder

No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people's eyes, to reveal the marvels around.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 1

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on women, archetypes, meaning, and purpose

We women, when we're searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, always identify with one of four classic archetypes.

The Virgin (and I'm not speaking here of a sexual virgin) is the one whose search springs from her complete independence, and everything she learns is the fruit of her ability to face challenges alone.

The Martyr finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, suffering, and surrender.

The Saint finds her true reason for living in unconditional love and in her ability to give without asking anything in return.

Finally, the Witch justifies her existence by going in search of complete and limitless pleasure.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 12

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on self-improvement, aging, experience, presence, awareness, and wonder

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 247

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on love

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"Does he love me?"
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"You're asking the wrong question.  What you need to know is are you in a position to give him the love he needs.  And whatever happens or doesn't happen will be equally gratifying.  Knowing that you are capable of love is enough.  If it isn't him, it will be someone else.  You've discovered a wellspring; simply allow it to flow and it will fill your world.  Don't try to keep a safe distance so as to see what happens.  Don't wait to be certain before you take a step."

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 189

Contributed by: Tsuya

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