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    Physical elegance, which is what I am talking about here, comes from the body. This is no superficial matter, but rather the way that man found to honour the way he places his two feet on the ground.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: men  body 
     
    Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: humility 
     
    When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.
    — Paulo Coelho
    MySpace is my wife... Facebook is my mistress.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: wife 
     
    I tweet in the morning and the evening. To write 12 hours a day, there is a moment when you're really tired. It's my relaxing time.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: time  moment  write 
     
    Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are a sign of authenticity.
    — Paulo Coelho
    I am not a self-help writer. I am a self-problem writer. When people read my books, I provoke some things. I cannot justify my work. I do my work; it is up to them to classify it, to judge.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: people  work  book  read 
     
    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
    tags: people  book  write  business 
     
    It took me 40 years to write my first book. When I was a child, I was encouraged to go to school. I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death.
    — Paulo Coelho
    My literature is much more the result of a paradox than that of an implacable logic, typical of police novels. The paradox is the tension that exists in my soul.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: soul  logic  novel  literature 
     
    I can't consciously explain how people feel after reading my books. All is too personal.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: people  personal  reading  book 
     
    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.
    — Paulo Coelho
    It's not difficult for me to put my feelings into written form. I try to be concise and to go direct to the subject. This is what people like about my work, and what the critics hate.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: people  work  hate 
     
    I am 100 per cent Virgo, stubborn, over-organised, slightly abstracted from the rest of the world.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: world 
     
    I don't set out to write about spirituality; I am free to do something different every time.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: time  write 
     
    My connection with Brazil is so abstract. My blood and my way of thinking is Brazilian, but that's it. I don't tend to go back to the past, and although I have an apartment there, I rarely visit. When I move, I really move.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: past  blood  thinking 
     
    Writing is a solitary experience. I'm extremely superstitious. If I talk about the book or name the title out loud before finishing, I feel the energy I need to write will be drained. It's so intimate, I can't even share it with my wife.
    — Paulo Coelho
    I have been practicing archery for a long time; a bow and arrow helps me to unwind.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: help 
     
    I love almost everything about my work except conferences. I am too shy in front of an audience. But I love signings and having eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: work  soul  eyes 
     
    In writing, I apply my feminine side and respect the mystery involved in creation.
    — Paulo Coelho
    I am a Catholic because I choose to be a Catholic. And then I go to the Mass because I choose. It is out of my free will.
    — Paulo Coelho
    When I'm dancing, I'm not thinking about anything. I am here. I am totally there. You know? And the feeling is a sensation of being away from myself. My soul dances with the angels, and my body dances with my wife.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: soul  body  angel  thinking  dance  wife 
     
    I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parents locked me in a mental institution - they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing.
    — Paulo Coelho
    About the idea of a clash between cultures, between civilisations, I don't believe in it. It's something some political leaders tried to use, and that the media tried and are still trying to sell us, in order to simplify the world and their work.
    — Paulo Coelho
    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.
    — Paulo Coelho
    The only thing that relaxes me is archery. That's why I have to have apartments with gardens.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: garden 
     
    Sometimes I catch myself stooping, and whenever I am like that, I am sure something is not quite right.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: right 
     
    Things do not always happen the way I would like them to happen, and I had better get used to that.
    — Paulo Coelho
    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.
    — Paulo Coelho
    I am a Catholic, not so committed to the church, but to the idea of the Virgin, the female face of God.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: god  church  ideas 
     
    With all due respect, the Mona Lisa is overrated.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: respect 
     
    close some doors today. not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: arrogance  pride 
     
    Each time we embrace someone warmly, we gain an extra day of life.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: time 
     
    So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: help  universe 
     
    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
    However good we are, however correctly we seek to lead our lives, tragedies do occur. We can blame others, look for justification, imagine how our lives would have been different without them. But none of that matters: they have happened, and that is that. From this point on, it is necessary that we review our own lives, overcome fear, and begin the process of reconstruction.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: fear  live  process  tragedy  imagine 
     
    Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we've learned as we've moved toward that dream. That's the point at which most people give up. It's the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one 'dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.
    — Paulo Coelho
    If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination.
    — Paulo Coelho
    If you have a work instead of a job, every day is holiday
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: work  job 
     
    I've learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you're with me, even when you're not by my side.
    — Paulo Coelho
    tags: knowing 
     
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    paulo coelho
    Birth    : August 24, 1947
    Occupation  : Lyricist