It was my first novel, and it changed me on so many levels!! Here is a compilation of my personal favorite quotes and scenes from the book.
WISHES AND DREAMS : “When you want something, the whole of the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”
“You must always know what is it that you want.”
The old king said ” Never stop Dreaming”
When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the soul of the world. It is always a positive force.
The Silent LANGUAGE: The book beautifully explains that the real language of love is SILENCE. It puts forth silence as a “Language without Words”
There is a language in the world that everyone understood: It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired .
“If I could, I’d write a huge encyclopedia just about the words luck and coincidence, it is with those words that the universal language is written .”
Destiny : “The closer one gets to realizing ones destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.”
“Once you get into the desert, there is no going back,” said the camel driver. “And, when you cant go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward. The rest is up to Allah, including the danger.”
Being in PRESENT: “If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. You’ll see that there is life in the desert, that there are stars in the heavens, and the tribesmen fight because they are part of the human race. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment YOU ARE LIVING RIGHT NOW! ”
“So the tribesmen lived only for the present, because the present was full of surprises.” If you improve on present what comes later will also be better.
Keep up the battle : ” In his pursuit of the dream, he was being constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage.”
SOULMATE : ” It is easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it is in the middle of a dessert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future becomes unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning. “
“One is loved because one is loved . No reason is needed for loving.” <3
Being ALIVE : “ Well, that’s good . Your heart is alive . Keep listening to what it has to say .”
” People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they do not deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren’t, or of treasures that might have been found but were forever hidden in the sand because when these things happen we have to suffer terribly. “
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself”
“That 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.”
It is said that people who are happy have god within them.
“Why do not people’s heart tell them to continue to follow their dreams ?” The boy asked the alchemist, “because thats what makes a heart suffer most, and hearts do not like to suffer.”
“Before the dream is realized, the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons that we have learned as we have moved toward that dream.”
“ Our eyes shows the strength of our soul ”
“Do not give in to your fears,” said the alchemist, in a strangely gentle voice. “If you do, you wont be able to talk to your heart. “
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve : “the fear of failure”
Love is the force that transforms and improves the soul of the world .
Because when we love we always strive to become better than we are!
The Alchemist has been a teacher about love, life and work. <3 Do give it a READ !! 😀