Quotes from The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho ·  197 pages

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“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“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.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And 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.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“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.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and 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.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. 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.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“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.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" the boy asked.
"Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. He was more certain of it than of anything in the world. He had been told by his parents and grandparents that he must fall in love and really know a person before becoming committed. But maybe people who felt that way had never learned the universal language. Because, when you know that language, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become 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.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“فلماذا اذن يجب ان اصغي الى قلبي؟
لأنك لن تنجح في اسكاته ابدا و حتى لو تظاهرت بانك لا تسمع ما يقول فسيظل هناك في صدرك و لن يكف عن ترداد ما يعتقده عن الحياة و العالم”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


“Don't think about what you've left behind" The alchemist said to the boy as they began to ride across the sands of the desert. "If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.”
― Paulo Coelho, quote from The Alchemist


About the author

Paulo Coelho
Born place: in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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