Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Long weekend with a book..

A long weekend and it was really boring after celebrating the victory of the great World Cup.  One good thing I felt I did was, I completed reading a book ‘Eleven Minutes’ by Paulo Coelho. The book is about a young girl called Maria who chases her dreams and ends up working as a prostitute.  Though the story is about a prostitute, it doesn’t highlight only about sex, there were also many other common things where any person would experience were written in the book. Here are some quotes I liked and picked up to share with you,

 ‘Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever, finally comes to realize that nothing really belongs to them’

‘Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice’

‘The opportunities are made to be seized’

‘One never knows what life may have in store for us, and it’s always good to know where the emergency exit is’

‘Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness’

‘I see that those who touched my heart failed to arouse my body, and that those who aroused my body failed to touch my heart.’

‘The true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it’

‘After all, being young inevitably means making mistakes’

‘Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with’

‘Desire was the source of everything’

‘Desire is an emotion chosen by my soul and it is so intense that it can infect everything and everyone around me’

‘If you want to achieve your goal/objectives, you have to be prepared for a daily dose of pain or discomfort’

‘Whenever a teacher helps someone to discover something, the teacher always learns something new too’

‘Pain and suffering are used to justify the one thing that should bring only joy, love.’

‘Love one another but let’s not try to possess one another’

‘It is odd how, when you live in a city, you always postpone getting to know it and usually end up never knowing it at all’

Hope u too like it, have a good time..


  1. Paulo Coelho is always amazing with saying true things in most appropriate manner , thanks a lot for sharing the gems of the book with us . Keep reading and keep sharing :-)

  2. Hi Dude,
    Very nice quotes . Paulo is rocking as always. Thanks for sharing. keep blogging.


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