The Witch of Portobello

By Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa

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How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of whom we are?That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of whom we...

Book details

2008 by Harper Perennial

(first published September 2006)

Edition Language
English

Quotes From "The Witch of Portobello"

"What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows."
"Our body remains alive, yet sooner or later our soul will receive a mortal blow. The perfect crime--for we don't know who murdered our joy, what their motives were, or where the guilty parties are to be found."
"حياة اخترتها إيماناً منى بأن الحب ينتصر على كل شئ ،ليس صحيحاً . أحياناً يرمى بنا الحب إلى الهاوية ،ولزيادة الطين بلّة ،يرمى معنا من نحبهم"
"Devant moi il y avait deux routes
J'ai choisi la route la moins fréquentée
Et cela a fait toute la différence.
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In front of me there were two roads
I chose the less traveled road
And it made all the difference."
"Devant moi il y avait deux routes
J'ai choisi la route la moins fréquentée
Et cela a fait toute la différence.
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In front of me there were two roads
I chose the less traveled road
And it made all the difference."
"Believing I was blinded by love, I doubted everything, but doubt, far from paralyzing me, pushed me in the direction of oceans whose very existence I couldn't admit."
"That was the only time I dared to ask her: "Why do you love me?"

She replied: "I don't know and I don't care."

Now as I put the finishing touches to these pages, I believe I may have found the answer in her last conversation with the journalist.
Love simply is."

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