Paulo Coelho Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Paulo Coelho quotes, Paulo Coelho sayings, and Paulo Coelho proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Respect is for those who deserve not for those who demand it. Paulo Coelho
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. Paulo Coelho
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. Paulo Coelho
When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple. Paulo Coelho
When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. Paulo Coelho
A rose dreams of enjoying the company of bees, but none appears. The sun asks: ‘Aren’t you tired of waiting?’ ‘Yes,’ answers the rose, ‘but if I close my petals, I will wither and die. Paulo Coelho
Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other. Paulo Coelho
You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it. Paulo Coelho
When we postpone the harvest, the fruit rots, but when we postpone our problems, they keep on growing. Paulo Coelho
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho
We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery. Paulo Coelho
Tears are words that need to be written. Paulo Coelho
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. Paulo Coelho
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. Paulo Coelho
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. Paulo Coelho
Today don't beg, don't ask, just thank God in silence for all the blessings in your life. Paulo Coelho
I am a very good archer. I use archery as my way of meditation. I cannot sit down and just meditate in the classical sense. I am very active. So, I use archery. I have my bow, my arrow and I use this tension and relaxation in the second after throwing the arrow. And it is my way to meditate and this is the only thing that clears my mind. When I do archery, I am totally there with my bow, my target, my arrow, and I don't think, I am communion with the universe. Paulo Coelho
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
It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory. Paulo Coelho
We invented something call 'memory', just like a computer. Paulo Coelho
Memory protects us from danger, allows us to live as social beings, to find food, grow and pass everything we've learned on to the next generation. Paulo Coelho
We think it's all nonsense, because when we wake up, we're immediately back in a world organized by memory, which is our way of understanding the present. What we saw in our dreams is rapidly forgotten. Paulo Coelho
In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire. Paulo Coelho
That is why embittered people find heroes and madmen a perennial source of fascination, for they have no fear of life or death. Both heroes and madmen are indifferent to danger and will forge ahead regardless of what other people say. Paulo Coelho
The love is a wild force. When we try to control her, she destroys us. When we try to comprehend her, she perturbs us. Paulo Coelho
If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho
Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning. Paulo Coelho
In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike. Paulo Coelho