The Witch of Portobello

By Paulo Coelho

The Witch of Portobello

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The Witch of Portobello

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How do we find the courage to be true to ourselves always—even if we're unsure who we are? This is the central issue of the profound new work by international bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello. It's the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her ... well--or hardly anything. Among them: "People create a reality, and then they become the victims of it. Athena rebelled against that—with a high price paid." Ryan Heron, a journalist "Athena used me and manipulated me, with no regard for my feelings. She was my teacher in charge of passing on the sacred mysteries, waking up the unknown energy that we all possess. We blindly trust those who guide us when we venture into that unfamiliar sea, believing they know more than we do." Andrea McCain, Performer "The big problem with Athena was that she was a woman of the twenty-second century who lived in the twenty-first century, and did not make any secrets about the fact either. She paid a price? Of course she did. But if she had repressed her natural exuberance she would have paid a price even higher. She would always have been bitter, frustrated, concerned about 'what other people might think,' always saying, 'I'm just going to sort these things out, then I'm going to devote myself to my dream,' always complaining, 'that the conditions are never quite right.'" Deidre O'Neill, dubbed Edda Like The Alchemist, Portobello's Witch is the sort of story that transforms the way readers think about love, passion, joy and sacrifice.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Harpercollins publishers

  • PUBLISHED ON

    May 1, 2007

  • ISBN

    0732285968 , 9780732285968

  • FORMAT

    Paperback

  • LANGUAGE

  • NO. OF PAGES

    304

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Quotes from The Witch of Portobello

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.

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.

You are what you believe yourself to be.

People learn twenty-five percent from their teacher, twenty-five percent from listening to themselves, twenty-five percent from their friends, and twenty-five percent from time.

Love fills everything. It cannot be desired because it is an end in itself. It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. Anyone who tries to imprison love will cut off the spring that feeds it, and the trapped water will grow stagnant.

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 battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.

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