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Paulo Coelho

Birthdate: 24. August 1947
Other names: Pablo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and the recipient of numerous international awards. He is best known for his widely translated novel The Alchemist. He is the writer with the highest number of social media followers reaching over 29.5 million fans through his Facebook page and 12.2 million followers on Twitter . A keen user of electronic media, in 2014 he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.

Works

The Alchemist
The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho
Aleph
Aleph
Paulo Coelho
Eleven Minutes
Eleven Minutes
Paulo Coelho
Brida
Brida
Paulo Coelho
The Zahir
The Zahir
Paulo Coelho
Adultery
Adultery
Paulo Coelho
The Pilgrimage
The Pilgrimage
Paulo Coelho
The Fifth Mountain
The Fifth Mountain
Paulo Coelho
The Valkyries
The Valkyries
Paulo Coelho
Maktub
Paulo Coelho

Quotes Paulo Coelho

„When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Devil and Miss Prym

Source: The Devil and Miss Prym‎ [O Demônio e a srta Prym] (2000), p. x; this has also been misquoted as "A moment is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny."
Context: When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

„The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Introduction, p. xi.
Source: The Alchemist (1988)
Context: I ask myself: are defeats necessary?
Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for a dream, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

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„Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (1994)
Variant: Waiting Hurts. Forgetting Hurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering.
Source: By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

„The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Variant: simple things are the most valuable and only wise people appreciate them".
Source: The Alchemist

„When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Zahir

Variant: When someone leaves, its because someone else is about to arrive- I'll find love again.
Source: The Zahir

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