Excerpts from

"The Alchemist"

by

Paulo Coelho

   
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Enjoy these Quotations taken from Paulo Coelho's wonderful book: The Alchemist
 

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

Never stop dreaming.

Not everyone can see his dreams come true in the same way.

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

The world's greatest lie: At a certain point in out lives we lose control of what's happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate.

When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything because it's all written there.

If you can concentrate on the present, you'll be a happy man…the secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better…Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.

Everything has been written by the same hand.

All things are one.

Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world.

Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.

Wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

You've got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.

There is only one way to learn. It's through action.

Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.

This natural world is only an image and a copy of paradise.

The existence of this world is simply a guarantee that there exists a world that is perfect.

No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and because they do, the world turns out indeed to be a threatening place.

When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.

No one fails to suffer the consequences of everything under the sun.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Without love, dreams would have no meaning.

Love is the pure language of the world...A language without words…the one true language of the universe. It requires no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time.

Love is the force that transforms and improves the soul of the world.

The boy reached through to the Soul of the World and saw that it was a part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the Soul of God was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn't know it.

A philosophy of life: I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure.

 
 
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