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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (October 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061374814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061374814
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Paulo Coelho: 'An exceptional writer.' USA Today 'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' Times 'One of the few to deserve the term "Publishing Phenomenon".' Independent on Sunday 'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts...he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' Daily Express '"The Alchemist" is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep.' Madonna --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold 150 million copies worldwide.

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I read, reflect and where appropriate, I write.
Grayson
This is a superb collection of quotes from various Paulo Coelho's books that draws upon his wisdom.
Enrique Torres
While I bought this book for myself, I will be giving it as gifts for many years to come.
Laura

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Grayson on December 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Paulo Coelho can do no wrong in my book. This collection of thoughts from his books and other writings summarizes his beliefs on life, love, destiny etc. It provides the reader with food for thought and reminds us of the things we know about life somewhere in the back of our heads but tend to forget we know as life happens.
If you're not careful you can read this entire book in less than an hour, but if you do you'd have missed the point. I read, reflect and where appropriate, I write.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Torres VINE VOICE on December 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is a superb collection of quotes from various Paulo Coelho's books that draws upon his wisdom. The book is broken down into sections that explore a theme for inspirational reading. This is the perfect companion for quite moments or those noisy moments because it brings peace of mind. This book is like a brain springboard, a cerebral trampoline, if you will, where the mind expands into mental gymnastics based on the simple treasures provided by the words of Mr.Coehlo. This is something everyone should read,it has something for everyone and something that most people will enjoy. This is a great gift book because it is so easy to read and enjoyable.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book has positive themes on life. For instance, dreams
nourish the soul. As such, the good fight is done in affirming
the authenticity of our dreams. The author asks that we
open our hearts to follow dreams to their ultimate fruition.
The author asks that we choose one path rather than scattering
our efforts over the many.

This in itself is good advice. The pilgrimage itself teaches
the best way to actualize our dreams. From a practical standpoint,
human beings search for dreams but toil to achieve them. Virtue is similar to courage for those who seek the spiritual path.
Our energy and knowledge are attributed to G-d.

The book is an excellent rendition for relating the spiritual realm
to the practical world we live in.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michele Walz on January 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my 29 year old brother who never reads. I thought he might like Paolo's ideas and philosophy, but would never be able to actually read one of his books. This one is perfect. I buy quite a lot in Germany and have also bought one of Paolo's CD's of his thoughts and short stories.
Well, my brother loved the gift, and thought he's give it a try
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Pfeifer on January 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Nice and understandable quotes collected from all his great books. Neat arranged and very good to just leafing through and randomly pick one. And a great cover and awesome paintings.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is an amazing book of the most insightful quotes of Coelho. It is definitely a lesson about life. The language is poetic and filosophical. I love Coelho. He is trully a life teacher.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Gunta M. Caldwell on April 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am a great fan of Coelho's works and to have such a beautiful book with quotations from all his published works is a real treasure. It not only prompts you to remember the passages from his books, but the quotes are good to reflect on or meditate on. His language is simple but thought provoking. What more could you want?
Dr Gunta Krumins-Caldwell author of On Silver Wings
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laura on January 8, 2014
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Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors, but this book has broken down some of his most meaningful and well known lines and divided them into easy to read quotes. The illustrations for this book are beautiful as well. While I bought this book for myself, I will be giving it as gifts for many years to come.
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More About the Author

The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raúl Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote 'The Pilgrimage', an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career.

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 S. 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), 'Like the Flowing River' (2006), 'The Witch of Portobello' (2006), 'The Winner Stands Alone' (2008), 'Aleph' (2010), 'Manuscript found in Accra' (2012) and 'Adultery' (2014).

He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist).

The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

In the past years Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress (http://paulocoelhoblog.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paulo-Coelho/11777366210), Twitter (https://twitter.com/paulocoelho) & Instagram (http://instagram.com/alkmist), among others. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=paulabraconnot) and Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulo_coelho/sets) , offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.

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