The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

My 10 favorite Quotes from the book

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


1.“…whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.”

I like the conception of this philosophy of the Alchemist is being said that we all have dreams and our own paths in lives to keep us chasing them. No matter what ethnicity we are or different backgrounds or what we do, people can get in touch in this universe that connects everything together. Instead of serving others,

2. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight.”

When I first read this quote influential people such as Michael Jordan and Johnny Depp came in to my mind. These people have thought that success in life can’t come without great failures. No matter how many times you get knocked back or rejected or any other reasons. It’s the key to never accept defeat. Always move forward and never stop learning. instead you can see your failures as valuable lessons on the road to success and never give up on your dreams.

3. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

I think the greatest gift in life  is when you find out what your heart wants. It’s a trite saying but I definitely agree because whenever i’m being happy which means that i’m enjoyed living my life and what else could i ask for more. It’s the point when I finally find my happiness. it could be people, places, or a lifestyle but its only when we stop and acknowledge what it is out heart wants when we find our greatest treasures that couldn’t be brought. It’s priceless. These are the treasures that will bring joy and happiness into lives and our heart will be there to capture and cherish them forever.

4.“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

This quote says that you will meet a person who will share opinions regarding your life and your work whether you ask or not. Some will agree with you and some won’t. I discovered C’est la vie! means You will never, ever, please everybody. At the end of the day, you’re still who you are and a better version of yourself than a person you were yesterday. As long as you’re working toward your own happiness don’t let the opinions of others discourage you, especially those from people who have not yet found their own paths in life. So Always remember to have faith.

5 “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions or our property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.”

This quotation tells that a person have no reason to fear anything if he recognizes that he plays a role in something greater than his own life. If the person recognizes that his tragedy serves a higher purpose, he has no reason to fear any loss. This insight becomes important to Santiago as he faces challenges in the book as he learns to stop fearing failures.

6. “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.”

We are in control of our own lives. We choose which paths to take where to go and with whom we spend our time with. The sooner we can start creating the lives we want. It is never too late to be aware of where our choices may take us and form the paths we want to take. The power to do that lies each of us.

7. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

It’s not the dream come true that makes life interesting, it’s the possibility of it happening. The journey is as important as the destination however without a destination or your dream the journey is without direction and loses its meaning. So dream that dream, and pursue it.

8. “The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the


The quote refers to the importance of following our dreams and listening to our hearts. It refers to how we should never do things that our hearts. we have to trust our hearts to make the right decisions for us.

9“There is only one way to learn. It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.”

I find traveling is the only thing you can’t buy that makes you richer. Throughout the journey, you might face curves, bumps along the way and experience the road you have taken individuality. The action you take destine what the future holds. But at the end of day, its a ride of joy what keeps you alive and acknowledge simplest things around us.

10.“The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.”

this quote suits my individuality, I’ve made mistakes and we all do however our imperfections is perfection when you are concerned enough to the consequences of improvement on the present and what comes later will also pay off you hard work to be better later or sooner at some point it is.


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