Day 24 – Favorite Quotes

30 Days Book Challenge –Β Day 24 – Favorite Quotes
From -Brida by Paulo Coelho

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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 Β a soulmate. There is no dearth for quotes as usual. Enjoy a few. πŸ™‚

β€œNothing 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. πŸ™‚ But we (including me) forget this.

β€œDon’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.

β€œBut 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. β€˜ 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!

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12 Comments

  1. moosha23

    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. Ranju

      Agree πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ Aand welcome to my blog! πŸ˜€

  2. theonlysup

    I will read it after finishing existing ones

    1. Ranju

      And let me know what you think πŸ™‚

  3. RAMAN

    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.

    1. Ranju

      That is one lovely appreciation you have given me and I am humbled Raman. Also, glad that you liked the posts πŸ™‚

  4. kokilagupta

    I have not read the book…yet πŸ™‚
    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 πŸ™‚

    1. Ranju

      Thanks a ton Kokila πŸ™‚ If you haven’t, do read it. I have a feeling you will like it. I dont know why, but you will. πŸ™‚

  5. teny

    This is a strange world indeed…but you do keep finding the right quotes πŸ˜€

    1. Ranju

      Haha! There are plenty of quotes. Just pick the right one at the right time and move on πŸ˜‰

  6. Aadhirai

    Fan of Harry Potter who had also liked Brida.. Now I definitely want your views on this post.. https://aadhira.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/the-soul-mates/
    Waiting to hear from you.. πŸ™‚

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