Paulo Coelho’s interview in Indian Express
..there is a very important lesson that I think your country teaches the whole world and that is tolerance.
Then, there was a moment in my life when I was 38. I had nearly everything, love, money, a house, but I was not happy. Then came the turning point. I said, why am I unhappy? I am unhappy because I am not doing what I want to do and that was to write.
On being sent to asylum:
It was because they said you have to be home by 11 o’clock. I said no, I’ll be home whenever I want. That was the last, I would say, drop in the glass.
About jail experience
But in the jails, they are only trying to suppress you as a human being, to put you in a state of fear.
A beautiful angel. Death’s going to kiss me.
I am a very emotional person, yes; sometimes I am very calm and sometimes I am a warrior — it’s the same contradiction that you see in nature.
You have to face your fears, you have to overcome your moments of doubt, you have to believe that if you look for it there is always a solution….But to do that, you have to be brave. Brave enough to fight for things that are meaningful to you.