“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is a beautiful metaphor for life and is one of the best-selling self-help book. It explores themes like following one’s heart, love, and fate as we follow Santiago, a shepherd boy, who sets out in search of treasure but ends up much more valuable lessons.
Here are some Quotes From “The Alchemist”
When your heart truly desires something, the whole Universe will conspire to help you achieve it.
You will find that your greatest treasure lies wherever your heart is.
When you love, you make efforts to become a better person than you are. When you make efforts to become a better person, everything around you improves too.
You can never run from your own heart and desires. It is better to listen to it so that you can prepare for the unanticipated blow.
What makes life interesting is the possibility that one day your dream might come true.
No person has suffered who has ever gone in search of his dreams. Every moment to that search is an encounter with God and eternity.
Loving someone does not need a reason. One is loved simply because one is loved.
Since the beginning of time people have used the light of their eyes to identify their true love.
If you are in a desert you will see that the dunes change with the wind but the desert itself never changes. That is how it will be with the love between us.
The one and only true obligation of man is to realise his destiny.
To those who set about pursuing their Personal Legend, life is always generous.
Do not fear failure. It is the one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve.
God speaks to us through our dreams; they are the language of God.
The secret to happiness is to experience all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
The most precious moments are the ones where we take time to know someone, to love, to share. These are little parenthesis in eternity.
Everyone seems to know how other people should go about their lives but they don’t know how to lead their own lives.
When you can’t go back and change the past, you only have to think about the best way of moving forward.
The most extraordinary things in life are the simplest things of all and only the wise have the ability to see them.
At any time in your life you are capable of following your dreams.
Don’t promise something that you don’t have. You will lose the will to work towards it.
The only way to learn and grow is through action. You will have learned through your journey everything you need to know.
It is one thing to know that you are on the right path and an entirely different thing to think that yours is the only path there is.
Every person ever born plays a part in the history of the world and most times he is not even aware of it.
True love will never keep someone from pursuing his destiny.
If you feel that each day is the same as the next then open your eyes and see the good things that happen everyday with each new sunrise.
The world’s greatest lie is the saying that at a point in our lives we lose control over what’s happening in it and we end up being controlled by fate.
Intuition is really a sudden immersion of soul into the universal current of life.
Be courageous enough to say goodbye and life will reward with a new hello.
Each one of you has a treasure that awaits you; you only have to go find it.
The fear that you will suffer is worse than the suffering itself.
The darkest hour of midnight comes just before dawn.
People often hold back from going after their most important dreams because then think that they don’t deserve them or because they are afraid of failure.
Don’t be afraid of the unknown; everyone is capable to achieving everything he wants.
There are no guarantees in the manual of life. You have to be willing to take ricks to get the biscuit.
If something only happens once, it might never happen a second time. But everything that happens twice will happen a third time.
When you focus your mind and decide on something you dive into a strong current which will carry you to places you never dreamed of going when you first made your decision.
If you can learn to understand man’s language without words, you can begin to understand the world.
A miniscule grain of sand represents a moment of creation, and the universe has taken a million years to create it.
Most people see the world as they would like to see things happen, not in the way things actually happen.
The secret to a successful life is to fall down seven times and to stand up the eighth time.
Stop living in the past or the future, focus only on the present. If you live in the present, you will be a happy one.
If an idea is still nagging your mind, then it is worth taking the risk.
If you live in the moment then life will seem like a party, a grand festival to you.
God never really reveals the future. When he does he does it only for one reason: the future that he reveals was written to be altered.