Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #25

Dear Me,

A continuation of my last post about
T13.

Paolo Coelho has been highly regarded by his readers. The books he wrote exemplified various lessons in life as learned by the character's experiences. His insightful approach is very much appealing to me.

I would love to share meaningful quotes from his books.



graphic courtesy of Emily

Thirteen Paolo Coelho Quotes (2)


  1. "You have passed through the two hardest tests on the spiritual road: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what you encounter."

  2. "When you know that language, it's easy to believe that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city... without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning."

  3. "To realize one's personal legend is one's only true obligation."

  4. "Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man... Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now."

  5. "Everyday God gives us the sun, and also the moment in which have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us to change and send us off in search of our dreams."

  6. "No one can hit their target with their eyes closed."

  7. "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."

  8. "I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God."

  9. "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."

  10. "All battles in life serve to teach us something, even the battles we lose."

  11. "A warrior is always aware of what is worth fighting for. He does not go into combat over things that do not concern him, and he never wastes his time over provocations. "

  12. "The boy was beginning to understand that intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we able to know everything, because it's all written there."

  13. "That's how love got lost," he said. "When we started laying down rules for when love should or shouldn't appear."



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4 comments:

philippine dragonfly said...

i love paolo...full of wisdom

Candy said...

I'm a big Paulo fan, too. I even did a similar T13 previously. Do you know of his blog? If not, you should check it out: www.paulocoelhoblog.com. :o)

Emma the Wheelchair Princess said...

I'm a huge quotes fan but I've never heard of Paulo. Who is he? Those are some amazing quotes... intriguing.

Dazeree Joan said...

I like the last quote best! Good post!

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