"Music for me, it demands full concentration."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Paulo Coelho on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Paulo Coelho on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Paulo Coelho on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Paulo Coelho on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Paulo Coelho on Ray Charles
"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."