Veronika Decides to Die

By Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa

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In his latest international bestseller, the celebrated author of The Alchemist addresses the fundamental questions asked by millions: What am I doing here today? and Why do I go on living?Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for: youth and beauty, plenty of attractive boyfriends, a fulfilling job, and a loving family. Yet something is lacki In his latest international bestseller, the...

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June 1st 2006 by Harper Perennial

(first published 1998)

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English

Quotes From "Veronika Decides to Die"

"The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter."
"People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves."
"Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live different."
"You are someone who is different, but who wants to be the same as everyone else. And that in my view is a serious illness. God chose you to be different. Why are you disappointing God with this kind of attitude?"
"You have two choices, to control your mind or to let your mind control you."
"Haven't you learned anything, not even with the approach of death? Stop thinking all the time that you're in the way, that you're bothering the person next to you. If people don't like it, they can complain. And if they don't have the courage to complain, that's their problem"
"If one day I could get out of here, I would allow myself to be crazy. Everyone is indeed crazy, but the craziest are the ones who don't know they're crazy; they just keep repeating what others tell them to."
"Nothing in this world happens by chance"

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