I recently finished the book Brida, by one of my favorite authors Paulo Coelho and wanted to share some of my favorite quotes from the book. This book was a story of a girl searching for something more.
"When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way."
"The night is just a part of the day. Therefore she could feel as safe in the dark as she did in the light."
"God manifests himself in everything, but the word is one of his most favored methods of doing so, because the word is thought transformed into vibration; you are projecting into the air around you something which, before, was only energy. Take great care with everything you say."
"How much I missed simply because I was afraid of missing it."
"Lord, help me understand that all the good things in life that happen to me do so because I deserve them. Help me understand that what moves me to seek out your truth is the same force that moved the saints, and the doubts I have are the same doubts that the saints had, and my frailties are the same frailties. Help me to be humble enough to accept that I am no different from other people. Amen."
"Never be ashamed. Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle."
"You have found your path. Few people have the courage to do so. They prefer to follow a path that is not their own. Everyone has a gift, but they choose not to see it. You accepted yours and your encounter with your gift is your encounter with the world."
"She tried to master her feelings of shame and fear and anxiety - they would always be with her, and she must get used to them."
"May your path be one of peace in times of peace, and of combat in times of combat. Never confuse one with the other."