Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Alchemist

Quotable Quotes form THE ALCHEMIST

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho… Well, it is one of mah favorite books. The fact that I had finished reading the entire pages for 2 days, made me proud of mah self ( it rarely happens, I happened to finished reading Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl after 6 months and a five months old Homecoming by Cynthia Voight is left unfinished inside mah room)…

The Alchemist and The Little Prince where the only books that I happened to finished reading for days. And the rest, if not weeks, months. And worst? Either unfinished or unread…

In The Alchemist,I had noticed that Paulo Coelho here is fond of placing proverbs, quotes and lines, I managed to read the book again and compile my favorite quotations:

“It is the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.”

“At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”

Personal Legend- it is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is.

“The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy and jealousy. To realize one’s Personal Legend is a person’s only real obligation. All things are one.”

“And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

“When a person really desires for something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”

“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time."

“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.”

“If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise. If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they occur.”

“The darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.”

“Don’t forget that everything you deal with is only one thing and nothing else. And don’t forget the language of omens. And above all, don’t forget to follow your Personal Legend through to its conclusion.”

“The secret of happiness is to see all marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.”

“That’s the way it always is. It is called the Principle of Favorability. When we play cards the first time, you are always sure to win. Beginners luck. It is because there is a force that wants you top realize your Personal Legend; it whets your appetite with a taste of success.”


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