"I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Paulo Coelho on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Paulo Coelho on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Paulo Coelho on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Paulo Coelho on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Paulo Coelho on Bruce Lee
"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."