Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian author, lyricist, and journalist. He was born on August 24, 1947, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Coelho is best known for his book "The Alchemist," which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 80 different languages. Coelho is a devout believer in the power of creativity and self-expression, and he is known for his motivational and inspirational writing.
Coelho's writing style is characterized by its simple, yet powerful prose, and its themes of self-discovery, spirituality, and personal growth. He draws inspiration from his own life experiences and travels, as well as from various spiritual traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sufism.
In addition to "The Alchemist," Coelho has written numerous other books, including "Brida," "Veronika Decides to Die," "The Zahir," and "The Devil and Miss Prym." His works have been well-received by readers and critics alike, and he has been honored with numerous awards for his writing.
Here are some of his best quotes:
"Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners."
"Change. But start slowly, because direction is more important than speed"
"You have two choices: to control your mind or to let your mind control you."
"Never save the best for later. You don't know what tomorrow holds."
"You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit."
Paulo Coelho known for his thought-provoking and life-changing works continue to inspire and captivate readers around the world through his books, and remains a powerful voice in contemporary literature.