Have you ever heard of a title called ‘The Alchemist’? I bet you have. Not once or twice, but a number of times. But if you’ve always wondered what that title meant, don’t fret. We’ll clear your doubt. ‘The Alchemist’ is the number one bestseller novel which sold 35 million copies and is the most translated book in the world by the living author, Paulo Coelho. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and was a rebellious teenager who was committed to an asylum almost three times by his parents. His fans state that his books are very inspiring and life-changing. He is usually called a ‘self-problem’ writer and not a ‘self-help’ one. His 26 books have been sold more than 65 million copies. EliteColumn brings you handpicked Paulo Coelho quotes.

75 Best Paulo Coelho Quotes

1. “Never explain. Your friends won’t need it. And haters will continue to hate.” – Paulo Coelho

2. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

3. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho

4. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.” – Paulo Coelho

5. “The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.” – Paulo Coelho

6. “Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.” – Paulo Coelho

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7. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho

8. “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” – Paulo Coelho

9. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

10. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho

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11. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” – Paulo Coelho

12. “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” – Paulo Coelho

13. “The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality – it connects you to reality.” – Paulo Coelho

14. “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” – Paulo Coelho

15. “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.” – Paulo Coelho

16. “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.” – Paulo Coelho

17. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

18. “Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” – Paulo Coelho

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19. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho

20. “If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule – Never lie to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

21. “The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.” – Paulo Coelho

22. “The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho

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23. “Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

24. “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” – Paulo Coelho

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25. “When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.” – Paulo Coelho

26. “People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” – Paulo Coelho

27. “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” – Paulo Coelho

28. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” – Paulo Coelho

29. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

30. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” – Paulo Coelho

31. “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” – Paulo Coelho 

32. “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” – Paulo Coelho

33. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho

34. “What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

35. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho

36. “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.” – Paulo Coelho

37. “No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.” – Paulo Coelho

38. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho

39. “All you have to do is pay attention: lessons always arrive when you are ready.” – Paulo Coelho

40. “Live truly and forgive quickly.” – Paulo Coelho

41. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.” – Paulo Coelho

42. “Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.” – Paulo Coelho

43. “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” – Paulo Coelho

44. “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” – Paulo Coelho

45. “Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.” – Paulo Coelho

46. “Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” – Paulo Coelho

47. “Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” – Paulo Coelho

48. “A life without cause is a life without effect.” – Paulo Coelho

49. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: it is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

50. “Close some doors today, not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” – Paulo Coelho

51. “Talent is a universal gift, but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don’t be afraid to be the best.” – Paulo Coelho

52. “Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs – but move on.” – Paulo Coelho

53. “You must always know what it is that you want.” – Paulo Coelho

54. “It is possible to avoid pain? Yes, but you’ll never learn anything. Is it possible to know something without ever having experiencing it? Yes, but it will never truly be part of you.” – Paulo Coelho

55. “You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.” – Paulo Coelho

56. “The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.” – Paulo Coelho

57. “People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.” – Paulo Coelho

58. “Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.” – Paulo Coelho

59. “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.” – Paulo Coelho

60. “What hurts us is what heals us.” – Paulo Coelho

61. “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.” – Paulo Coelho

62. “Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because don’t know what to do with it.” – Paulo Coelho

63. “Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.” – Paulo Coelho

64. “People learn twenty-five percent from their teacher, twenty-five percent from listening to themselves, twenty-five percent from their friends, and twenty-five percent from time.” – Paulo Coelho

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65. “Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you.” – Paulo Coelho

66. “Go for the impossible. I always tried to find my own limits. So far I did not find them, so my universe is in constant expansion.” – Paulo Coelho

67. “Timidity puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them.” – Paulo Coelho

68. “‘Someday’, ‘maybe’ and ‘if’ are very dangerous words that must be avoided” – Paulo Coelho

69. “Don’t listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people’s failures.” – Paulo Coelho

70. “All battles in life serve to teach us something, even the battles we lose.” – Paulo Coelho

71. “Those who never take risks can only see other people’s failures.” – Paulo Coelho

72. “The most important experiences we can have are those that take us to the very limit. That is the only way we learn, because it requires all our courage.” – Paulo Coelho

73. “The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams – each according to his or her own talent.” – Paulo Coelho

74. “It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” – Paulo Coelho

75. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

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