Books

The Alchemist.


Finally, I’m done reading Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’. The book is basically talking about achieving one’s dream/s and here are the statements that I really like:

  • At the time, I was struggling to establish myself as a writer and to follow my path despite all the voices telling me it was impossible. And little by little, my dream was becoming reality.
  • We know what we want to do, but are afraid of hurting those around us by abandoning everything in order to pursue our dream.
  • The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
  • It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting…
  • …when each day is the same as next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives…
  • I’m going to become bitter and distrustful of people because one person betrayed me.
  • There must be a language that doesn’t depend Β on words…
  • We have to take advantage when luck is on our side…
  • But I’m afraid that it would all be a disappointment, so I prefer just to dream about it.
  • You must always know what it is that you want.
  • Never stop dreaming.Β 
  • Making a decision was only the beginning of things.
  • There’s no such thing as coincidence.
  • If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.
  • If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.
  • Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings, confident that God loves his children.
  • People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams, because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.
  • …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.
  • There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
  • When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Will now start with another Coelho’s book, ‘Eleven Minutes’ πŸ™‚
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