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“ليس ضروريًا أن نعرف شياطيننا لكى نلقى الله ”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
“Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“As he mused about these things, he realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“When she decided to get a job, she rejected a tempting offer from a company that had just been set up in her recently created country in favor of a job at the public library, where you didn’t earn much money but where you were secure. She went to work every day, always keeping to the same timetable, always making sure she wasn’t perceived as a threat by her superiors; she was content; she didn’t struggle, and so she didn’t grow: All she wanted was her salary at the end of the month.
She rented the room in the convent because the nuns required all tenants to be back at a certain hour, and then they locked the door: Anyone still outside after that had to sleep on the street. She always had a genuine excuse to give boyfriends, so as not to have to spend the night in hotel rooms or strange beds.
When she used to dream of getting married, she imagined herself in a little house outside Ljubljana, with a man quite different from her father—a man who earned enough to support his family, one who would be content just to be with her in a house with an open fire and to look out at the snow-covered mountains.
She had taught herself to give men a precise amount of pleasure; never more, never less, only what was necessary. She didn’t get angry with anyone, because that would mean having to react, having to do battle with the enemy and then having to face unforeseen consequences, such as vengeance.
When she had achieved almost everything she wanted in life, she had reached the conclusion that her existence had no meaning, because every day was the same. And she had decided to die.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
“We are all pilgrims in search of the unknown.”
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“Intelligent people discuss ideas. Fools discuss how people should behave.”
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“From that day on, it was the desert that would be important. She would look to it everyday, and would try to guess which star the boy was following in search of his treasure. She would have to send her kisses on the wind hoping that the wind would touch the boy's face, and would tell him that she was alive.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
tags: love
“Every human being should keep alive within them the sacred flame of madness, but should behave as a normal person.”
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“The ship is safest when it is in port, but that’s not what ships were built for.”
Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage
“Love is an act of faith, not an exchange.
Contradictions are what make love grow. Conflicts are what allow love to remain by our side.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“People are all crazy... but the craziest are the ones who never allow themselves to be crazy.”
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“In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“Where your treasure is, there also will be your heart.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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“Beauty is present in all creation, but the danger lies in the fact that we allow ourselves to be influenced by what people think.
We deny our own beauty because others can't or won't recognize it. We try to imitate what we see around us. We try to be what other people think of as 'pretty' & little by little, our soul fades.
We forget the world is what we imagine it to be. We stop being the sun and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“Kita hanya bisa memahami keajaiban hidup secara penuh ketika membiarkan yang tak terduga untuk terjadi.”
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“Then the voice - which identified itself as the prince of this world, the only being who really knows what happens on Earth - began to show him the people around him on the beach. The wonderful father who was busy packing things up and helping his children put on some warm clothes and who would love to have an affair with his secretary, but was terrified on his wife's response. His wife who would like to work and have her independence, but who was terrified of her husband's response. The children who behave themselves because they were terrified of being punished. The girl who was reading a book all on her own beneath the sunshade, pretending she didn't care, but inside was terrified of spending the rest of her life alone. The boy running around with a tennis racuqet , terrified of having to live up to his parents' expectations. The waiter serving tropical drinks to the rich customers and terrified that he could be sacket at any moment. The young girl who wanted to be a dance, but who was studying law instead because she was terrified of what the neighbours might say. The old man who didn't smoke or drink and said he felt much better for it, when in truth it was the terror of death what whispered in his ears like the wind. The married couple who ran by, splashing through the surf, with a smile on their face but with a terror in their hearts telling them that they would soon be old, boring and useless. The man with the suntan who swept up in his launch in front of everybody and waved and smiled, but was terrified because he could lose all his money from one moment to the next. The hotel owner, watching the whole idyllic scene from his office, trying to keep everyone happy and cheerful, urging his accountants to ever greater vigilance, and terrified because he knew that however honest he was government officials would still find mistakes in his accounts if they wanted to.

There was terror in each and every one of the people on that beautiful beach and on that breathtakingly beautiful evening. Terror of being alone, terror of the darkness filling their imaginations with devils, terror of doing anything not in the manuals of good behaviour, terror of God's punishing any mistake, terror of trying and failing, terror of succeeding and having to live with the envy of other people, terror of loving and being rejected, terror of asking for a rise in salary, of accepting an invitation, of going somewhere new, of not being able to speak a foreign language, of not making the right impression, of growing old, of dying, of being pointed out because of one's defects, of not being pointed out because of one's merits, of not being noticed either for one's defects of one's merits.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
“Elegance is not an outer quality, but a part of the soul that is visible to others.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“Have you ever wondered why the keys on a typewriter are arranged in that particular order?”
“No, I haven’t.”
“We call it the QWERTY keyboard, because that’s the order of the letters on the first row of keys. I once wondered why it was like that, and I found the answer. The first machine was invented by Christopher Sholes, in 1873, to improve on calligraphy, but there was a problem: If a person typed very fast, the keys got stuck together and stopped the machine from working. Then Sholes designed the QWERTY keyboard, a keyboard that would oblige typists to type more slowly. ”
“I don’t believe it.”
“But it’s true. It so happened that Remington—which made sewing machines as well as guns at the time—used the QWERTY keyboard for its first typewriters. That meant that more people were forced to learn that particular system, and more companies started to make those keyboards, until it became the only available model. To repeat: The keyboard on typewriters and computers was designed so that people would type more slowly, not more quickly, do you understand? If you changed the letters around, you wouldn’t find anyone to buy your product.”
When she saw a keyboard for the first time, Mari had wondered why the letters weren’t in alphabetical order, but she had then promptly forgotten about it. She assumed it was simply the best layout for people to type quickly.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
“Then she opened her eyes, Veronika did not think 'this must be heaven'. Heaven would never use a fluorescent tube to light a room, and the pain - which started a fraction of a second later - was typical of the Earth. Ah, that Earth pain - unique, unmistakable.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
“لستُ في سلام؛ أحياناً, ادخل فترات من الصراع الداخلي يدوم اشهراً, وعندما استغرق في واقع سحري يدوم ذلك للحظات, وإلي حد يكفي لأعرف ان عالما آخر يكون, إلي حد يكفي لأصاب بإحباط”
Paulo Coelho, Aleph
“the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“اني أخشى الموت ، لكن ما أخشاه أكثر من الموت ، هو أن تضيع حياتي هباء ، وأهاب الحب لأنه يحتوي على أشياء تفوق فهمنا ، فهو يلقي ضوءا من نوع خاص ، ولكن ما يخيفني هو ما يلقيه هذا الضوء من ظلال ”
Paulo Coelho, Brida
“أبرع مبارز هو ذلك الذي يشبه الصخرة. دون أن يجرد سيفا من غمده إلا أنه يثبت أن لا أحد يمكن أن يقهره !”
Paulo Coelho, Maktub
“It isn't what you did in the past that will affect the present. It's what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.”
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“Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra
“Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station.”
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“Only children believe they're capable of everything.
They're trusting and fearless; they believe in their own power and get exactly what they want.
When children grow up, they start to realize that they're not as powerful as they thought and that they need other people in order survive.
Then the child begins to love and to hope his love will be requited; and as life goes on, he develops an ever-greater need to be loved in return, even if that means having to give up his power.
We all end up where we are now:
Grown-ups doing everything we can to be accepted and loved.”
Paulo Coelho, Aleph
“Anyone who knows God cannot describe Him. Anyone who can describe God does not know Him.”
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“In desperate attempt to give meaning to life, many turn to religion, because a struggle in the name of a faith is always a justification for some grand action that could transform the world.

‘We are doing God’s work,’ they tell themselves.

And they become devout followers, then evangelists and, finally, fanatics.

They don’t understand that religion was created in order to share the mystery and to worship, not to oppress or convert others. The great manifestation of the miracle of God is life. Tonight, I will weep for you, O Jerusalem, because that understanding of the Divine Unity is about to disappear for the next one thousand years.”
Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra

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