"All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Paulo Coelho on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Paulo Coelho on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Paulo Coelho on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Paulo Coelho on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Paulo Coelho on Mahatma Gandhi
"Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age."
"We want to answer this classical question, who am I? So I think that most of our works are for art, or whatever we do, including science or religion, tried to answer that question."
"Beauty is the greatest seducer of man."
"Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way."
"I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong."