Quotes by Paulo Coelho (Novelist/Brazilian).

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Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.
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Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.
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What I can say is that all my characters are searching for their souls, because they are my mirrors. I'm someone who is constantly trying to understand my place in the world, and literature is the best way that I found in order to see myself.
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When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
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I think you can have 10,000 explanations for failure, but no good explanation for success.
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I am a Catholic, not so committed to the church, but to the idea of the Virgin, the female face of God.
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Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.
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When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
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When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.
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I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
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Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.
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Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.
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I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life. I look for joy, the peace of action. You need action. I'd have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.
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Publishers see free downloads as threatening the sales of the book.
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One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
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In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.
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I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.
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Once I found this possibility to use Twitter and Facebook and my blog to connect to my readers, I'm going to use it, to connect to them and to share thoughts that I cannot use in the book.
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MySpace is an addiction.
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However happy people say they are, nobody is satisfied: we always have to be with the prettiest woman, buy a bigger house, change cars, desire what we do not have.
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Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere.
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I'm first and foremost a writer. I followed my personal legend, my childhood dream of becoming a writer, but I can't say why I'm one.
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Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.
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I cry very easily. It can be a movie, a phone conversation, a sunset - tears are words waiting to be written.
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When I write a book, I write a book for myself; the reaction is up to the reader. It's not my business whether people like or dislike it.
• Paulo Coelho

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