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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.

None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.
Brida

When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.
Eleven Minutes

I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.

Love your enemy. But don't forget he is not your friend.

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
The Alchemist

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason; to always be curious; and to fight tirelessly for something.

To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
The Alchemist

If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
The Alchemist

Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Brida

It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

I was tired of playing the child and acting the way many of my friends did - the ones who are afraid that love is impossible without even knowing what love is. If I stayed like that, I would miss out on everything good that these few days with him might offer.
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Those who are truly enlightened, those whose souls are illuminated by love, have been able to overcome all of the inhibitions and preconceptions of their era. They have been able to sing, to laugh, and to pray out loud; they have danced and shared what Saint Paul called 'the madness of saintliness'. They have been joyful - because those who love conquer the world and have no fear of loss. True love is an act of total surrender.
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

“The Warrior looks at the column of Fear, where he reads: “you are about to enter an unknown and dangerous world where all that you have learned up to now will be of no use whatsoever.”
The Warrior of Light looks at the column of Desire, where he reads: “you are about to leave a known world where all the things you always wanted and all that you have fought so hard for are kept.”
The Warrior smiles, because nothing can frighten him and nothing can hold him. With the confidence of those who know what they want, he opens the door.”

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.
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

But human beings are like that, she thought. We've replaced nearly all our emotions with fear.

People need not fear the unknown if they have a capable of achieving what they need and what.

Still, being fragile creatures, humans always try to hide from themselves the certainty that they will die. They do not see that it is death itself that motivates them to do the best things in their lives. They are afraid to step into the dark, afraid of the unknown, and their only way of conquering that fear is to ignore the fact that their days are numbered. They do not see that with an awareness of death, they would be able to be even more daring, to go much further in their daily conquests, because then they would have nothing to lose- for death itself is inevitable.
The Pilgrimage

Mari remembered what she had read in the young girl's eyes the moment she had come into the refectory: fear.
Fear. Veronika might feel insecurity, shyness, shame, constraint, but why fear? That was only justifiable when confronted by a real threat: ferocious animals, armed attackers, earthquakes, but not a group of people gathered together in a refectory.
But human beings are like that,' she thought. 'We've replaced nearly all our emotions with fear.
Veronika Decides to Die

“You shouldn't have asked," I said. "Love doesn't ask many questions, because if we stop to think we become fearful. It's an inexplicable fear; it's difficult even to describe it. Maybe it's the fear of being scorned, of not being accepted, or of breaking the spell. It's ridiculous, but that's the way it is. That's why you don't ask-you act. As you've said many times, you have to take risks.”
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

“If the whole world is evil, then the tragedy that befell you is justified," she went on. "That would make it easier for you to accept the deaths of your wife and daughters. But if good people do exist, then, however much you deny it, your life will be unbearable; because fate set a trap for you, and you know you didn't deserve it. It isn't the light you want to recover, it's the certainty that there is only darkness.”
The Devil and Miss Prym

If you want to control someone, all you have to do is to make them feel afraid.

And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.

How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
Brida

Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.
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, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.
The Alchemist

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
The Alchemist

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