Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Great Thoughts from Paulo


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He put down his coffee, lit a cigarette, and looked at the ceiling for a long time. Then he turned to me. “It’s a very simple sentence,” he said. “I love you” –p26
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To love is to lose control. –p37
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Why do we always do this? Why do we notice the speck in our eye but not the mountains, the fields, the olive groves? -p48
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I was there because suddenly life presented me with Life. I felt no guilt, no fear, no embarrassment. As I listened to what he was saying – and felt myself growing closer to him- I was more and more convinced that he was right: there are moments when you have to take a risk, to do crazy things. - P29, 

From 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' (Paulo Coelho)