"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Paulo Coelho on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Paulo Coelho on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Paulo Coelho on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Paulo Coelho on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Paulo Coelho on Mark Twain
"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."