A gem and masterpiece by the celebrated author – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist is the story of a young Andalusian shepherd and his pursuit to find treasure in the pyramids of Egypt after having recurring dreams. The Alchemist is an inspirational story of finding one’s destiny amidst the never ending chaos of life. The book, its message and quotes from The Alchemist has inspired millions who dare to chase their dreams and gives a different outlook of life and the world.
The novel is an international bestseller widely translated into several languages and one of the most read books all across the globe in recent times. It’s a great read for everyone who has at least once in their lives questioned their existence and encourages to rediscover your path in life.
We bring you some of the best quotes from The Alchemist here.
1. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it
This is the most famous quote from The Alchemist which has been featured in various movies, shows and publications.
2. It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
3. 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.
4. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
5. So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
6. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
7. The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
8. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
9. And, when you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.
10. If you start by promising what you don’t even have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
11. When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
12. You will never be able to escape from your heart. So, it’s better to listen to what it has to say.
13. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.
14. Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.
15. We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies & whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.
16. People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
17. Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.
18. 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.
19. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
20. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Did you know that Paul Coelho completed this international beseller in just two weeks? Coelho says that he was able to complete ‘The Alchemist’ in jut two weeks because the story was already written in his soul. And we can’t beg to differ!
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