"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Paulo Coelho on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Paulo Coelho on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Paulo Coelho on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Paulo Coelho on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Paulo Coelho on Helen Keller
"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."
"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."