"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Paulo Coelho on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Paulo Coelho on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Paulo Coelho on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Paulo Coelho on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."