71+ Paulo Coelho Quotes On Life, Love & Dreams

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Paulo Coelho’s quotes are some of the most inspiring and motivating words you will ever read. His ability to articulate the human condition in such a beautiful and poetic way is truly remarkable. Whenever I feel lost or down, I always turn to Paulo Coelho’s quotes for guidance and inspiration.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” This quote is one of my favourites because it reminds me that no matter how scared I am to pursue my dreams, I need to have faith in myself and go for it anyway. Paulo Coelho’s words have helped me through some tough times, and I am forever grateful for that.



Paulo Coelho Quotes On Life

  • “Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “A life without cause is a life without effect.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: it is lethal.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Never explain. Your friends won’t need it. And haters will continue to hate (because they also hate themselves).” – Paulo Coelho
  • “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “The more violent the storm, the quicker it passes.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “All you have to do is pay attention: lessons always arrive when you are ready.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Live truly and forgive quickly.” – Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho Quotes When You Want Something

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and writer who has sold over 150 million copies of his books worldwide. He is best known for his novel The Alchemist, which has been translated into over 80 languages.

Coelho has spoken about the importance of love, life, and following your dreams throughout his career. Here are some of his most inspiring quotes on these topics:

  • “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Close some doors today, not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs – but move on.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.” – Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho Quotes About Dreams

  • “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “Timidity puts obstacles in your path, boldness eliminates them.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “‘Someday’, ‘maybe’ and ‘if’ are very dangerous words that must be avoided.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “All battles in life serve to teach us something, even the battles we lose.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Stop thinking all the time that you’re in the way, that you’re bothering the person next to you. If people don’t like it, they can complain. And if they don’t have courage to complain, that’s their problem.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Those who never take risks can only see other people’s failures.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “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
  • “If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule – Never lie to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” – Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho Quotes On Soulmates

  • “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “You must always know what it is that you want.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “What hurts us is what heals us.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different.” – Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho has some great quotes about love, life, and soulmates. He also has a few wise words about wanting something and dreaming big.

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