The Alchemist

This book, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho has to be one of the most, if not the most, popular “Fable(s) about following your dreams.” This book is a very easy read, fascinating story, and truly inspiring. Especially for me, who read this when I was traveling, I really took a lot away from it!

My thoughts:

  • Your greatest struggles will be present before success.
  • When you play with cards the first time you are almost sure to win. Beginner’s luck.
  • Don’t forget to follow your destiny through its conclusion.
  • See all the marvels of the world, and never forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
  • Life is the moment we are living right now!
  • The Earth has a soul, everything has a soul. Those who understand the Earth’s soul can also understand the language of things…
  • “You have taught me something of the universal language and the soul of the world. Because of that, I have become apart of you.”
  • If good things are coming, they still will be a pleasant surprise. If bad things are coming, and you know in advance, you will suffer before they even occur. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity. 
  • Intuition is to become connected with the soul of the world.
  • Everything has been written with the same hand.
  • Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world. Love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love – the love that speaks the language of the world. 
  • There is only one way to learn, it’s through action!!!
  • “They were looking only for gold. They were seeking the treasure of their destiny, without wanting to actually live out the destiny.”
  • “Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and one day will return there.”
  • Wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure. 
  • Your eyes show the strength of your soul.
  • Anyone who interferes with the Destiny of another living thing will never discover his own. 
  • When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.


I hope you are inspired as much as I am from this book!

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The Alchemist

1 Comment

  1. great read. truly an inspiration

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