Most of us are perhaps already familiar with Paulo Cohelo and his beloved masterpiece “The Alchemist.” I have always admired Paulo for his deep insights into the human nature. He is one of my favorite authors.

Did you know, all of his books (including The Alchemist) are based on his travels and journeys across the world!? In this blog, I am going to share 57 of my favorites Paulo Cohelo Travel Quotes. I am sure these will inspire your wanderlust.

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1. “No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of their own prison.”

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

3. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

4. “We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

5. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”

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6. “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”

7. “Why people are sad? That’s because they are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people’s ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”

8. “Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them.”

9. “I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival because life is the moment we’re living now.”

10. “How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.”

11. “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.”

12. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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13. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

14. “Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

15. “When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

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16. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

17. “When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

18. “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

19. “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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20. “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”

21. “Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

22. “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

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23. “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced (and never explained).”
― Paulo Coelho, Maktub

24. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

25. “I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I’m a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other.”
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

26. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”

27. “Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none.”
― Paulo Coelho, Brida

28. “Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live differently.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

29. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

30. “The universe needs none as it travels through endless time. It is the pure Language of the World.”

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31. “You have to take risks. 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. If people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment.”

32. “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.”

33. “Don’t listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people’s failures.”

34. “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.”

35. “A fall from the [tenth] floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.”

36. “Sometimes, we are so attached to our way of life that we turn down wonderful opportunities simply because we don’t know what to do with it.”

37. “It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.”

38. “There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”

39. “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.”

40. “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”

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41. “Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

42. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”

43. “When you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.”
― Paulo Coelho, Aleph

44. “People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same.”

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45. “One day you will wake up and realize there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. So, do them now.”

46. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”

47. “There is a force that wants you to realize your personal legend; it wets your appetite with a taste of success.” 

48. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

49. “If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

50. We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called “the mystery”.

51. “Imagine a new story for your life and start living it.”

52. “Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.”

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53. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”

54. “Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”

55. “Most people see the world as a threatening place and because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.”

56. “Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.”

57. “We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust swirling and dancing in eddies and whirlpools in infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

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