Carlos Ruiz Zafon is a Spanish novelist who also worked briefly as a screen writer during the 1990s. He was awarded the Edebé literary prize for young adult fiction for his first novel El Príncipe de la Niebla that was published in 1993 (The Prince of Mist, published in English in 2010). In 2001, he published the first adult novel La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) that sold millions of copies worldwide and more than a million copies in the UK alone. La sombra del viento also garnered critical acclaim around the world as it won many international awards. El palacio de la medianoche (1994), Las luces de septiembre (1995) and Marina (1999) are some of his best-selling novels till date. His work has been published in 45 countries and have been translated into more than 40 different languages which is why, he is also one of the most widely published contemporary Spanish writers. Here are some powerful quotes by Carlos Ruiz that will teach you important life lessons. 

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