51 Best Paulo Coelho Quotes

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian author who has written some of the most popular and influential books of our time. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 24, 1947, and at the age of seventeen, he left home to become a writer. In honor of his birthday, we’ve compiled a list of 51 of the best Paulo Coelho quotes.

He has since published thirty-six books and has sold more than 320 million copies in over 170 countries! His novel, The Alchemist has been translated into eighty-eight languages. I hope these Paulo Coelho quotes will inspire you to live your life to the fullest and chase your dreams.

I hope you enjoy these quotes by Paulo Coelho…

51 Paulo Coelho Quotes - "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."
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1) “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.”

2) “All you have to do is pay attention: lessons always arrive when you are ready.”

3) “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.”

4) “We always know which is the best road to follow, but we follow only the road that we have become accustomed to.”

5) “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

6) “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”

7) “You can’t avoid pain, but you can choose to overcome it.”

8) “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

9) “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.”

Believe in yourself…

51 Paulo Coelho Quotes - "You are what you believe yourself to be."
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10) “You are what you believe yourself to be.”

11) “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.”

12) “Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.”

13) “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”

14) “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”

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

16) “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?”

17) “Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.”

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

19) “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.”

Inspiring Paulo Coelho Quotes

"If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello."
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20) “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

21) “There is no time to leave important words unsaid.”

22) “Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.”

23) “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.”

24) “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.”

25) “Love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny.”

26) “No, I never saw an angel, but it is irrelevant whether I saw one or not. I feel their presence around me.”

27) “I’m not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk.”

28) “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”

29) “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

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"If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him."
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30) “If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”

31) “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

32) “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

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

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

35) “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

36) “Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.”

37) “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

38) “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

39) “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

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"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal."
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40) “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.”

41) “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”

42) “You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.”

43) “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”

44) “If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.”

45) “We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.”

46) “It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.”

47) “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

48) “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”

49) “A life without a cause is a life without effect.”

50) “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”

51) “You are what you believe yourself to be.”

10 Books by Paulo Coelho

1) The Alchemist

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  • A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.
  • Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery,
  • Coelho, Paulo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

2) The Pilgrimage

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The Pilgrimage (Plus)
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  • Coelho, Paulo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages – 08/03/2021 (Publication Date) – HarperOne (Publisher)

3) The Valkyries

The Valkyries
  • Paulo Coelho
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  • Christian
  • Coelho, Paulo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

4) Brida

Brida: A Novel (P.S.)
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  • Coelho, Paulo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 291 Pages – 10/13/2009 (Publication Date) – HarperOne (Publisher)

5) The Witch of Portobello

Witch of Portobello, The La Bruja de Portobello (Spanish edition): Novela
  • Coelho, Paulo (Author)
  • Spanish (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages – 11/22/2022 (Publication Date) – HarperCollins Espanol (Publisher)

6) Veronika Decides to Die

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Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
  • Coelho, Paulo (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 240 Pages – 08/03/2021 (Publication Date) – HarperOne (Publisher)

How do you pronounce Paulo Coelho?

Paulo Coelho is pronounced “PAUL-oh KOE-ehl-yoh”. For more clarity, please make sure to watch the YouTube video below to hear it for yourself.

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Paulo Coelho is an amazing writer who has inspired and touched the lives of many people. His words of wisdom and encouragement can help us to see the beauty in life, even in the midst of difficulties. We should all strive to live our lives in accordance with his wise words so that we can make the world a better place for everyone.

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