"In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Paulo Coelho on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Paulo Coelho on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Paulo Coelho on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Paulo Coelho on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Paulo Coelho on Winston Churchill
"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."