Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Paulo Coelho's The Witch of Portobello

1. 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 has already knows (Pg 93).

2. ..Like all the women in all of us, who protects us when we are in danger. She will always be with us while we perform our daily tasks with love and joy, understanding that nothing is suffering, that everything is a way of praising creation (Pg 142).

3. After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me, But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefile, it's sleepless nights, asking yourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. real love is composed of ecstasy and agony (Pg 156).

4. Groups are very important because they force us to progress. If you are alone, all you can do is laugh at yourself, but if you're with others, you'll laugh and then immediately act. Groups challenge us. groups allow us to choose our affinities. Groups create a collective energy and ecstacy comes more easily because everyone infects everyone else (Pg 184).

~This precious book is a gift from CT~

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