Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza (born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. Early in 2017 he has been nominated by the Albert Einstein Foundation as one of the 100 leading visionaries of our time. His novel The Alchemist has been translated into 81 languages.

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Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.

Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.

Most of my young years were spent under the boots of the military.

You should treat a muse like a fairy.

When you want something all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

I was arrested three times and tortured once.

Twitter is my bar. I sit at the counter and listen to the conversations, starting others, feeling the atmosphere.

I hate to be smart.

Publishing is in a kind of Jurassic age.

Today writers want to impress other writers.

I've done everything I wanted to do, even if I have had to pay a very high price - which has been the case most of the time.

I don't go to parties in general.

I had this dream to become a writer since I was a teenager.

People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives, but then you go to the internet and they're much more open.

In the United States I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.

I never say I am a guru.

I'm not a person that socializes very well.

Every day I try to be in communication with the universe in an unconscious way.

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