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Paulo Coelho Quote on failure.

Paulo Coelho followed his heart. It took great courage, sacrifice and duress. It usually does. But his determination to follow his dreams of being a writer, and the challenges he overcame to succeed, helped shape him into the incredibly successful author he became. We can learn from him through his books and these inspiring Paulo Coelho Quotes.

The all time favorite Paulo Coelho book is The Alchemist. However, as you will see from these quotes, Paulo is a prolific and inspiring writer, creating many novels steeped in wisdom, mystery and magic, so don’t stop at alchemy… that’s just the beginning of the creator’s journey of alchemy and transformation.

About These Quotes

These Paulo Coelho quotes are organized alphabetically by topic. There are actually more than the stated number in the title because they are arranged alphabetically by topic and some are under more than one topic heading where relevant. This is to help you find the category of quotes that you’re most interested in at the moment.

For example, a quote on fear and struggle is most likely to be found be under the heading for ‘Fear’, and also the heading for ‘Struggle’.

Okay! Let’s get onto the profound wisdom in these Paulo Coelho quotes from the world renowned author.

The Alchemist Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he’d never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in The Alchemist

“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God, and with eternity.
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Remember your dreams and fight for them.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in The Alchemist

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And… no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God, and with eternity.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“When I have been truly searching for my treasure, every day has been luminous, because I’ve known that every hour was a part of the dream that I would find it. When I have been truly searching for my treasure I discovered things along the way that I never would have seen had I not had the courage to try things that seemed impossible [for a shepherd] to achieve.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Happiness can be found in a grain of sand… because a grain of sand is a moment of creation.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“‘Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.’ his heart said. ‘We—people’s hearts—seldom say much about those treasures because people no longer want to go in search of them.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Unfortunately, very few follow the path laid out for them. The path to their own personal legends and to happiness.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“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, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Most people see the world as a threatening place, and because they do, the world turns out indeed to be a threatening place.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

[The shepherd asked his heart] “…please [heart] never to stop speaking to him. He asked that when he wandered far from his dreams, his heart press him and sound the alarm. The boy swore that everytime he heard the alarm, he would heed its message.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Rephrasing this quote from the original one in The Alchemist for better personal application:
“Please heart, never stop speaking to me. When I wander far from my dreams, press me and sound the alarm. I promise that everytime I hear the alarm, I will heed its message.”
~iCreateDaily-Rephrasing (to personalize) of a quote from The Alchemist, by novelist, Paulo Coelho

“Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which — as we say in the language of the desert — ‘One dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.'”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Every search begins with beginner’s luck and every search ends with the victors being severely tested.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God, and with eternity.
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“‘That’s the principle that governs all things’, he said. In alchemy, it’s called the Soul of the World. When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you’re closest to the soul of the world. It’s always a positive force.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Authenticity

“You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?”
Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Veronika Decides to Die, b.11/23/1951

“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”
“If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule – Never lie to yourself.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

Beliefs

“Your beliefs shape you and make you who you are.”
~Paulo Coelho, Author, b.11/23/1951

“You are what you believe yourself to be.”
Paulo Coelho, in The Witch of Portobello

Change and Growth

“When you change, the whole world changes with you.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian Author, b.11/23/1951

Children Quotes

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Fifth Mountain, b.11/23/1951

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Desperation Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“If we are desperate, though, if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in Eleven Minutes

Detachment Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in Eleven Minutes, b.11/23/1951

Dreams Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“Remember your dreams and fight for them.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in The Alchemist

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Elegance

“Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, b.11/23/1951

Enthusiasm for Life

“…if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself, and our universe changes direction.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist author, in Eleven Minutes

Excuses and Explanations Quotes

“Let go of the need to explain yourself.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, b.11/23/1951

“Don’t explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, b.11/23/1951

Fear Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“The only thing standing between you and your dream are your fears.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, b.11/23/1951

[The Warrior of Light] uses fear as an engine, not as a break.”
~Paulo Coelho,novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

“Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God, and with eternity.
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

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Hurt and Wounds Quotes

“Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist b.11/23/1951

SOURCE: Paulo Coelho’s Facebook Page

Judgement Quotes by Paul Coelho

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Life Lesson Quotes by Paulo Coelho

Every experience, either good or bad, comes with a lesson.
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Fifth Mountain, b.11/23/1951

Loss Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“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, Brazilian novelist in Eleven Minutes, b.11/23/1951

Love Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Love is not to be found in someone else but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in Eleven Minutes, b.11/23/1951

“Love changes everything.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author

“It is not time that changes man nor knowledge; the only thing that can change someone’s mind is love.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in Eleven Minutes, b.11/23/1951

“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, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Mind Your Own Business Quotes

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Miracles Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“Each day brings a miracle of its own.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

“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, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

Mistakes are a Part of Life

“Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist, in Eleven Minutes, b.11/23/1951

Passion Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Purpose Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“We are here for a purpose.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

“Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

Shame Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“’Never be ashamed,’ he said. ‘Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.’ ‘How will I know which is which?’ ‘By the taste. You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.’”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Brida, b.11/23/1951

Soul Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“When you do work from your soul, the critics won’t hurt you.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

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“I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don’t hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

“Really important meetings are planned by the souls long before the bodies meet.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author, b.11/23/1951

Suffering Quotes

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God, and with eternity.
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Alchemist, b.11/23/1951

Troubles in Life Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in The Fifth Mountain, b.11/23/1951

Warrior of the Light Quotes by Paulo Coelho

“It is the experience of battle that strengthens the Warrior of the Light.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

“The warrior knows that intuition is God’s language, and he continues listening to the wind and talking to the stars.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

“When you have managed to overcome grave problems in a relationship, do not spend time remembering the difficult times, concentrate on the joy of having passed yet another of life’s tests.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

Citing Chico Xavier’s account of a message from “The Soul of the World” in The Warrior of the Light

“The cup of suffering is not the same size for everyone.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

“The Warrior of the Light is often the victim [of gossip].”
“Gossip does not allow him the right to defend himself it condemns without a trial.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

“Yesterday’s pain is The Warrior of the Light’s strength.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

“A Warrior of the Light shares with others what he knows of the path. Anyone who gives help, also receives help and needs to teach what he has learned.

“A Warrior of the Light makes decisions. His soul is as free as the clouds in the sky, but he is committed to his dream.”

“The warrior is free but he knows that an open oven bakes no bread.”
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

[The Warrior of Light] uses fear as an engine, not as a break.”
~Paulo Coelho, novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951

“It is because he believes that he is what he says he is that the warrior ends up becoming precisely that.
~Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist in Warrior of the Light b.11/23/1951


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