16 Beautiful Sayings from Paulo Coelho “The Zahir”

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“The Zahir” is another masterpiece from most lovable writer Paulo Coelho. It has been translated in 44 languages around the world.

Paulo Coelho depicts journey of person  in search of his missing wife which takes him through various phases such as from being loved, fear of losing loved one’s, emptiness despite of all success in life and courage to pursue love of his life. Paulo Coelho explores beautifully the inner journey of narrator in terms of love and life.

I have collected some of the beautiful sayings from the book, but if you want to dig deeper in story you will have to read “The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession”.

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List of 16 Beautiful Sayings from Paulo Coelho “The Zahir”

1.  “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive”

~Paulo Coelho

2. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused”

~Paulo Coelho

3. “All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step”

~Paulo Coelho

4. “People need to understand that no one is playing with marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood”

~Paulo Coelho

5. “The taste of things recovered is the sweetest honey we will ever know”

~Paulo Coelho

6. “My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure”

~Paulo Coelho

7. “The energy of hatred won’t get you anywhere; but the energy of forgiveness, which reveals itself through love, will transform your life in a positive way”

~Paulo Coelho

8. “When I had nothing more to lose, I was given everything. When I ceased to be who I am, I found myself. When I experienced humiliation and yet kept on walking, I understood that I was free to choose my destiny”

~Paulo Coelho

9. “The wise are wise only because they love. And the foolish are foolish only because they think they can understand love”

~Paulo Coelho

10. “If there is suffering, then it is best to accept it, because it won’t go away because you pretend it is not there. If there is joy, then it is best to accept that too, even though you are afraid it might end some day”

~Paulo Coelho

11. “Knowing that doesn’t make any difference. People do their best not to remember and not to accept the immense magical potential they possess, because that would upset their neat little universes”

~Paulo Coelho

12. “The acomodador or giving-up point: there is always an event in our lives that is responsible for us failing to progress: a trauma, a particularly bitter defeat, a disappointment in love, even a victory that we did not quite understand, can make cowards of us and prevent us from moving on. As part of the process of increasing his hidden powers, the shaman must first free himself from that giving-up point and, to do so, he must review his while life and find out where it occurred”

~Paulo Coelho

13. “It is not life that matters, but the journey”

~Paulo Coelho

14. “Finally, he explained to me that suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself-free and untrammeled , guiding us with its force and driving us on”

~Paulo Coelho

15. “I dont know what rest of my life will be like. That why It’s better to live cherishing a dream than face the possibility that it might all come to nothing”

~Paulo Coelho

16. “Its very comfortable being married and knowing that I can always return to her arms, meanwhile enjoying all the independence in the world”

~Paulo Coelho

17. “I don’t regret the difficulties I experienced; I think they help helped me to become the person I am today. i feel the way a warrior must feel after years of traning; he doesn’t remember the details of everything he learned, but he knows how to strike when the time is right”

~Paulo Coelho

18. “Age only slows down those who never had the courage to walk at their own pace”

~Paulo Coelho

19. “Esther, however, was the only woman who understood one very simple thing: in order to be able to find her, I first had to find myself”

~Paulo Coelho

20. “Love is a disease no one wants to get rid of. Those who catch it never try to get better, and those who suffer do not wish to be cured”

~Paulo Coelho

21. “What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over”

~Paulo Coelho

22. “If a book isn’t self-explanatory, then it isn’t worth reading”

~Paulo Coelho

Last thing to my readers , I would like to hear from you…

Let me know in comments, Which of the  above Paulo Coelho  “The Zahir”  quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple

Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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