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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Quotes from Paulo Coelho The Winner Stands Alone




Before reading this one, I used to think that the author only writes inspirational sort of books. Turns out I was wrong. 

I’m not saying there are no philosophical moments in this one, but ‘the Winner Stands Alone’ is different than other Paulo Coelho books. 

But in this one as well, people’s search for the meaning continues. 


“Manipulators understand that the most effective power is the kind that goes unnoticed by anyone – until it’s too late and we are trapped.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)



 “Fashion is merely a way of saying: I belong to your world. I’m wearing the same uniform as your army, so don’t shoot.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)







 “People are never satisfied. If they have a little, they want more. If they have a lot, they want still more. Once they have more, they wish they could be happy with little, but are incapable of making the slightest effort in that direction.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)



 “The Power does not negotiate with anyone, only with itself.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




 “Since time immemorial, men have believed that being close to something unattainable and mysterious can bring blessings. That’s why people make pilgrimages to visit gurus and sacred places.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




 “Talent is universal gift but it takes a lot of courage to use it. Don’t be afraid to be the best.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




 “At the first sign of indifference or lack of enthusiasm, take note! The only preventive against this disease is the realization that the soul suffers, suffers greatly when we force it to love superficially. The soul loves all things beautiful and deep.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




“People only give value to a thing if they have at some point, been uncertain as to whether or not they will get it.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




“The celebrity syndrome: When people forget who they are and start to believe what other people say about them.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)



 “Total Power means total slavery.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




“A man’s dignity isn’t measured by the people he has around him when he’s at the peak of his success, but by his ability not to forget those who helped him when his need was greatest. ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




 “All human beings are different and should take their right to be different to its ultimate consequences.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




“Everything you know comes from experience accumulated over long years of work. However, those old solutions are only of use when applied to old problems. If you want to be creative try to forget that you have all that experience.”  ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




 “Just being alive is bad for the health. It always ends in death sooner or later.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)




“The battles have more to do with aims and objectives than with the actual fighting. One’s objective should always remain the same even if the motive behind it may change over the time.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)



"Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings disaster. Anyone who stands outside the Door of Problems and fails to recognize, it may well end up leaving it open and allowing tragedies to enter.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Winner Stands Alone)


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Friday, November 29, 2019

Quotes from Paulo Coelho Brida




The title didn’t suggest much about the content of the book. So I had to read the blurb. It’s one of the rare times when I do read a blurb. 

“For a long time, the journey will seem like a Dark Night, but then any search is an act of faith.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida)



“Love’s above everything else, and there’s no hatred in love only occasional mistake.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida)



“We are all masters of our own destiny. We can so easily make the same mistakes over and over. We can so easily flee from everything that we desire and which life so generously places before us.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida)




“Never be ashamed. 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. You can only know a good wine if you have first tasted a bad one.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida)



“What is outside is harder to change than what is inside.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Magic is a bridge, a bridge that allows you to walk from the invisible world over into the invisible world and to learn the lesson of both those worlds.”  ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Every moment in life is an act of faith.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“We always get what we want.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Always be very careful of what you say in any situation and at any moment.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Judging oneself to be inferior to other people is one of the worst acts of pride, because it’s the most destructive way of being different.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“When you’re in love, you’re capable of learning everything and knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love is the key to understanding of all the mysteries.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“No desire is vain and no request futile. Each of us knows how to best feed our own Soul. Only by accepting our desires can we begin to understand who we are.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Whenever you want to find out about something, plunge straight in.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“True love allowed each person to follow their own path, knowing that they would never lose touch with their Soulmate.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Never stop having doubts. If you ever do it, it will be because you’ve stopped moving forward.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“Emotions are like wild horses and it requires wisdom to be able to control them.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



“You must be careful never to allow doubt to paralyze you. Always take the decisions you need to take even if you’re not sure you’re doing the right thing.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



"Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day"~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: Brida) 



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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Quotes from Paulo Coelho The Alchemist



It seemed as if I wanted to read this book forever. :D So I was happy when I got to read it and it didn’t disappoint me at all.

“Writing reveals the personality.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“It’s not what enters man’s mouth that’s evil. It’s what comes out of their mouth that is.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“World’s greatest lie--that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“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 (Book: The Alchemist)



“The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize one’s Personal Legend is a person’s only real obligation. All things are one.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“Wherever you heart is there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure. So that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“When someone sees the same people every day they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry.”  ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“It’s not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind. And it’s not love to see everything from a distance, like you do. Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom you are believed.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“Tell your heart that 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” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love…the love that speaks the Language of the World.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



"When a person really desires something, all the universe, conspires to help that person realizes his dreams." ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“There is only one way to learn. It’s through action.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice surely happens third time.” ~~ Paulo Coelho (Book: The Alchemist)



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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Quotes from Kiera Cass's 'The Selection' Series




After looking at the cover, I let go of my initial reluctance to not read the series and started reading. And I did enjoy reading, at least, the first three books in ‘The Selection’ series. 

Even got some quotes that I was not expecting from the books, shared below:

"You can't expect to be able to provide everything for everyone you love." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 1: The Selection)



"Love can wear away under the pressure of being married. Someone you think you love now, you might start to hate when he couldn't provide for you. And if you couldn't take care of your children, it'd be even worse. Love doesn't always survive under those circumstances." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 1: The Selection)



"You don't love someone for almost two years and then turn it off overnight." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 1: The Selection)



“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 1: The Selection)



“It's always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 1: The Selection)



"Sometimes people don't know whether to interpret silence as confidence or fear." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 1: The Selection)



"History isn't something you study. It's something you should just know." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 1: The Selection)



"What's it like to be in love?" May asked. Lucy's smile was sad. 'It's the most wonderful and terrible thing that can ever happen to you. You know that you've found something amazing and you want to hold on to it forever and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite)



“Love is beautiful fear” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite)



"Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to be taken apart." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite)



"If you ever want to know anything about me --- what matters to me or who I am --- all you need to do is ask." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite)



"Instead of being bitter about what we were handed why can't you see the chance you have. You can change your family's life. You could probably change lots of lives. And all you want to do is settle the score. That's not going to get anyone anywhere." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite)



"Could it be that simple? Tell one story to one generation and repeat it until it was accepted as a fact?" ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite)



"Is it so awful of me to want fifteen minutes of my life not to matter? To feel good? To pretend for a little while that someone loves me? You can judge me if you want, but I can't apologize for needing something normal in my life." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite) 



"It wasn't like I made his world better. It was like I was his world. It wasn't some explosion, it wasn't fireworks. It was a fire, burning slowly from inside out." ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 2: The Elite)



“It doesn’t really matter how you feel about your character, it just matters what you, do with it.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 3: The One)



“When someone breaks the smallest rules, they stab you. The only way to keep from bleeding out is to take a stand against those who have already harmed you so that others will not be so brazen.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 3: The One)



“It’s hard to know everything about people close to you, even the people you love the most.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 3: The One)



“You might not want to fight for the things that most others want fight for, like money or notoriety, but fight all the same. Whatever it is that you want, go after it with all that you have in you.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 3: The One)



“When you know what matters most to you, giving things up even yourself, doesn’t really feel like a sacrifice.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 4: The Heir)



“You have to embrace the idea of imperfection, even in the thing that us most perfect for you.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 5: The Crown)



“Sometimes what makes a person attraction is the way they make you laugh or how it seems like they can read your mind.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 5: The Crown)



“It’s easy to make decisions about other people’s lives when you don’t have to live them.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 5: The Crown)



“Maybe it’s not the first kisses that are supposed to be special. Maybe it’s the last one.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 5: The Crown)



“You seem to handle things much better when you think about them less. Get out of your head. Trust your get. Trust your heart.” ~~ Kiera Cass (Book 5: The Crown)


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Happy Reading!