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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by 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, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Love is 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.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“You have to take risks, he said. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. Every day, God gives us the sun--and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven't perceived that moment, that it doesn't exist--that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment. It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us. But that moment exists--a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Yes, my mind was wandering. I wished I were there with someone who could bring peace to my heart someone with whom I could spend a little time without being afraid that i would lose him the next day. With that reassurance, the time would pass more slowly. We could be silent for a while because we'd know we had the rest of our lives together for conversation. I wouldn't have to worry about serious matters, about difficult decisions and hard words.”
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“Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
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“Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“God always offers us a second chance in life.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“If I must fall, may it be from a high place.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“But love is much like a dam; if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only 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.”
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“To love is to lose control.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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.”
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“Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments — but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“But he was wrong. Because I had fought with my heart and defeated it long ago. I was certainly not going to become passionate about something that was impossible. I knew my limits; I knew how much suffering i could bear.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“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, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“That is why I write - to try to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“And I began to feel sorry for myself; for so many years, my drawer full of memories had held the same old stories.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won’t suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when that person looks back – and at some point everyone looks back – she will hear her heart saying, “What have you done with the miracles that God planted in your days? What have you done with the talents God bestowed on you? You buried yourself in a cave because you were fearful of losing those talents. So this is your heritage; the certainty that you wasted your life.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“All love stories are the same.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Go and get your things,' he said. 'Dreams mean work.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“Love doesn't need to be discussed; it has its own voice and speaks for itself.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
“This was the kiss I had waited for so long - a kiss born by the river of our childhood, when we didn't yet know what love meant. A kiss that had been suspended in the air as we grew, that had traveled in the world in the souvenir of a medal, and that had remained hidden behind piles of books. A kiss that had been lost and now was found. In the moment of that kiss were years of searching, disillusionment and impossible dreams.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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