Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Author of : The Alchemist,The Winner Stands Alone,The Devil and Miss Prym,Eleven Minutes,Brida,By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept,Manuscript Found in Accra,Maktub,The Zahir,The Witch of Portobello

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Paulo Coelho de Souza  was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time. Other titles include Brida (1990), The Valkyries (1992), By the river Piedra I sat Down and Wept (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo entitle Maktub (1994), the compilation of texts Phrases (1995), The Fifth Mountain (1996), Manual of a Warrior of Light (1997), Veronika decides to die (1998), The Devil and Miss Prym (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren (2001), Eleven Minutes (2003), The Zahir (2005), The Witch of Portobello (2006) and Winner Stands Alone (to be released in 2009).
                 
                                     Famous quotes of Paulo Coelho de Souza

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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