Paulo Coelho The Spy Quotes : 22 Mata Hari Courageous Lessons

The Spy Quotes Paulo Coelho

The Spy is written by one of the most celebrated writer of this century – Paulo Coelho. The renowned Portuguese writer does not need any introduction, his achievements speaks for himself. Paulo Coelho first gained popularity from his book “The Alchemist” which has been translated in 81 languages, after that he never looked back and his writings keep touching the heart of millions of People. He has received numerous international awards and as per The Washington Post, Paulo Coelho sold over 350 Million books.

The Spy focuses on the life of extraordinary woman – Mata Hari. Mata Hari was well known dancer in Paris, who pleased audiences as a courtesan during the first world war. During this course of time she gets in touch with highly rich and powerful men and become their confidant. Paulo defines Mata Hari as strong independent women, who disobeyed male expectations at that time and chose to live an unconventional life, due to which she paid ultimate price and executed for espionage for Germany.

I think there are several things about Love, Pain, Power and Principles which you can learn from Mata Hari Life’s. I hope soon this book will also come in the list of  one of the top best selling Paulo Coelho Books.  Let’s take a look at few teachings from Mata Hari’s life.

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List of Paulo Coelho The Spy Quotes : 22 Mata Hari Courageous Lessons

1. “When we don’t know where life is taking us, we are never lost”

~Paulo Coelho 

2. “Better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without knowing what you’re fighting for”

~Paulo Coelho

3. “When a woman or a man is abandoned by the person they love, they are focused on their own pain. No one stops to wonder what is happening to the other person”

~Paulo Coelho

4. “Know what you want and try to go beyond your own expectations. Set a very high goal, one that will be difficult to achieve. Because that is an artist’s mission: to go beyond one’s limits. An artist who desires very little and achieves it has failed in life”

~Paulo Coelho

5. “Of all the ways we have found to hurt ourselves, the worse has been through love. We are always suffering because of someone who doesn’t love us, or someone who has left us, or someone who won’t leave us. If we are alone, it is because no one wants us”

~Paulo Coelho

6. “The smell of baking bread wafts up to my cell and reminds me of the days I walked freely in the cafes. This tears me apart more than my fear of death or the solitude in which I now find myself”

~Paulo Coelho

7. “Love kills suddenly. Leaving no evidence of the crime”

~Paulo Coelho

8. “Memories bring with them a devil called melancholy”

~Paulo Coelho

9. “Don’t allow anyone to make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want”

~Paulo Coelho

10. “So you must learn to follow your destiny, whatever it may be, with joy. As flowers grow, they show off their beauty and are appreciated by all; then, after they die, they leave their seeds so that others may continue God’s work”

~Paulo Coelho

11. “The great wisdom of life is to realize that we can be the master of the things that try to enslave us”

~Paulo Coelho

12. “Even the tallest trees are able to grow from tiny seeds like these. Remember this, and try not to rush time”

~Paulo Coelho

13. “Love is an act of faith & its face should always be covered in mystery. Every moment should be lived with feeling & emotion because if we try to decipher it & understand it, the magic disappears”

~Paulo Coelho

14. “I did it all for love, only for love, an unrequited love. But what does that matter? What really matters is being close to the one you love; that was my goal”

~Paulo Coelho

15. “Men love to explain things, and they have opinions on everything”

~Paulo Coelho

16. “Love does not obey anyone and will betray those who try to decipher its mystery”

~Paulo Coelho

17. “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson”

~Paulo Coelho

18. “These seeds will always be tulips, even if at the moment you cannot tell them apart from other flowers. They will never turn into roses or sunflowers, no matter how much they might desire to. And if they try to deny their own existence, they will live life bitter and die”

~Paulo Coelho

19. “I thought that speaking about my wounds would only make them more real. And yet the exact opposite was taking place: My tears were healing me”

~Paulo Coelho

20. “People say life is not that complicated, but life is very complicated”

~Paulo Coelho

21. “Love justifies any sacrifice”

~Paulo Coelho

22. “Flowers teach us that nothing is permanent: not their beauty, not even the fact that they will inevitably wilt, because they will still give new seeds. Remember this when you feel joy, pain, or sadness. Everything passes, grows old, dies, and is reborn”

~Paulo Coelho

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

Let me know in comments, Which of the above The Spy 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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