The novel, By the River Piedra I Sat and Wept of the famous Paulo Coelho, reflects and answers some of the most asked questions about the depth of love and life and as well as the magical and mysterious powers of God. While reading the novel, I was enchanted by how Paulo Coelho define Love and Life in most parts of the book while relating it to the main character, Pilar and her companion. It is a must-read novel for me. So I recommend it if you're really looking for the true meaning of Love.
The following are some of the lines that kind of had an impact on me. I'm sorry but I just can't help sharing some of it to you:
"Love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current. For when those walls come down, then love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible; it doesn't even matter whether we can keep the loved one at our side. To love is to lose control."
"Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows."
"Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown - even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to."
"There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end."
"The universe always helps us fight for our dreams, no matter how foolish they may be. Our dreams are our own, and only we can know the effort required to keep them alive."
"Love doesn't need to be discussed; it has its own voice and speaks for itself."
"...love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointments and sadness. The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us."
"...happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided."
"Love never comes just a little at a time."
"...truth resides where there is faith."