Some books remain with us forever. Alchemist is one of those.
At first what may come across as an infinitesimal change can completely change the way we look at things. Outwardly we remain the same, but after reading these books there is a shift in the way we see things, a change in our outlook.
Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is one such beautiful novel which takes you on a soul searching journey of following your dreams. His protagonist Santiago’s journey to find treasure leaves a profound effect upon the readers.
Here are 12 quotes from the novel about love, life and dreams which will compel you to engage in some introspection and live with you forever.
#1 It is the possibility of having dreams come true that makes life interesting.
#2 It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
#3 Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
#4 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.
#5 Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
#6 If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.
#7 It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert.
#8 Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity.
#9 One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
#10 Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
#11 The secret of life is to fall seven times and get up eight times.
#12 So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.