Day 24 – Favorite Quotes

30 Days Book Challenge – Day 24 – Favorite Quotes

From -Brida by Paulo Coelho



This was a beautiful book I read. Many may not concur with me. But this was a subtle soup consisting of witchcraft, search for the inner self, magic, spirituality, soulmate etc. There are some pretty points about finding  a soulmate. There is no dearth for quotes as usual. Enjoy a few. 🙂

“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

It is not just about the ‘completely wrong’ things. It is also about perspectives. From your perspective, it might not make any sense. But for someone else, things might. Most often we don’t think from others’ shoes. Same goes here. Nothing is completely wrong. At some point, in some angle, it all makes some sense. 🙂 But we (including me) forget this.

“Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

I have felt this many, many times. I have tried to express the most intense emotions of mine in words. And failed. Every single time! One day, it dawned on me. That was the beauty of those emotions. The fact that they couldn’t be expressed, explained or shared. They could only be experienced by me. With all the intensity, those emotions were born within me, stayed for a brief time and died within me.

“But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life.
By taking risks’ she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

If only knowing the soulmate was the answer to everything, the world would definitely be a better place. For I know plenty who have known their soulmates and lost them. What can I say? World’s weird ways!

12 thoughts on “Day 24 – Favorite Quotes

  1. Coelho is a gifted writer and his writing is fused with wisdom. It’s beautiful. Brida sounds like one of his novels indeed (does Brida play on the word Bride?) and I can’t wait to read it. Lovely review!


    1. Agree 🙂 Coelho’s books are very inspiring and some of them are eye openers too. Brida is a combo of both. I don’t remember if he mentioned the significance of the name. Do let me know when you read it. 🙂 Aand welcome to my blog! 😀

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  2. Ranju, you are a very original writer.. And if you re read the above post, you ll find your lines more interesting than the Quotes themselves..

    However, I didn’t read the book but quotes you presented here were very nice.

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  3. I have not read the book…yet 🙂
    loved the quotes you have selected and the way you have presented. I liked your lines about certain emotions being experienced by us only … “..With all the intensity, those emotions were born within me, stayed for a brief time and died within me.”
    Way to go ranju 🙂

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