Quotes From "By The River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept" By Paulo Coelho

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If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. Paulo Coelho
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But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness. The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us. Paulo Coelho
In real life, love has to be possible. Even if...
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In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire. Paulo Coelho
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Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy. But sometimes under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots keeping itself alive. Paulo Coelho
In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the...
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In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs. Paulo Coelho
Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only...
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Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows. Paulo Coelho
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Wait. This was the first lesson I had learned about love. The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways -- and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection. Paulo Coelho
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It's risky, falling in love."" I know that, " I answered. "I've been in love before. It's like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day, you want more. You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things. You think about the person you love for two minutes, and forget them for three hours." But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love."" What a horrible way to put it, " he said. . Paulo Coelho
We can never judge the lives of others, because each...
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We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. Paulo Coelho
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Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering. Paulo Coelho
If I must fall, may it be from a high...
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If I must fall, may it be from a high place. Paulo Coelho
Go and get your things, ' he said. 'Dreams mean...
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Go and get your things, ' he said. 'Dreams mean work. Paulo Coelho
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But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through whichonly a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current. For when those walls come down, then love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible; it doesn't even matter whether we can keep the loved one at our side. To love is to lose control. Paulo Coelho
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The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways—and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection. Paulo Coelho
A divided kingdom cannot defend itself from its adversaries. A...
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A divided kingdom cannot defend itself from its adversaries. A divided person cannot face life in a dignified way. Paulo Coelho
God is the same, even though He has a thousand...
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God is the same, even though He has a thousand names; it is up to us to select a name for Him. Paulo Coelho
God hides the fires of hell within paradise.
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God hides the fires of hell within paradise. Paulo Coelho
God, I am trying to recover my faith. Please don't...
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God, I am trying to recover my faith. Please don't abandon me in the middle ofthis adventure, I prayed, pushing my fears aside. Paulo Coelho
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A person who goes in search of God is wasting his time. He can walk a thousand roads and join many religions and sects—but he'll never find God that way. God is here, right now, at our side. We can see Him in this mist, in the ground we're walking on, even in my shoes. His angels keep watch while we sleep and help us in our work. In order to find God, you have only to look around. But meeting Him is not easy. The more God asks us to participate in Hismysteries, the more disoriented we become, because He asks us constantly tofollow our dreams and our hearts. And that's difficult to do when we're used to living in a different way. Finally we discover, to our surprise, that God wants us to be happy, because He is the father. . Paulo Coelho
Fortunate are those who take the first steps.
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Fortunate are those who take the first steps. Paulo Coelho