Name one of the most popular authors of all time? Well, as always, Paulo Coelho is included in the list. The world is blessed with a talent like that of this Brazilian novelist and lyricist. From his bestselling novel The Alchemist, Coelho has written more spectacular pieces that are worth the read such as By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Winner Stands Alone, The Devil and Miss Prym, Brida, Eleven Minutes, Maktub, The Zahir, and The Witch of Portobello. Some of the quotes below are from his books, so read and take a glimpse of his impeccable writing talent.