- These quotes have been attributed to Coelho on the internet, but with no published source yet located. Anyone who knows where they might originate is invited to provide this information; until then these should not be placed within the article. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 12:50, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
- Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.
- We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
- We all get prepared to kill dragons and end up being eaten by the ants of the details, which we've never given attention.
- Don't you ever allow doubts to paralyze your actions.
- Men begin to reject simple things, and to write tracts, interpretations, and philosophical studies. They also begin to feel that they know a better way.