Paulo Coelho de Souza (August 24, 1947 – )
You have to take risks,” he said. “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 happy. Every day, we try to pretend that we haven’t perceived that moment, that it doesn’t exist – that today is the same as yesterday and will be that same as tomorrow. But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moments… – a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.
Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. Our magic moment helps us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments – but all of this is transitory; it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken”