While reading the book Will by Will Smith, he mentions [my blog on excerpts from the book] one of the influential books for him was The Alchemist. I decided to read it. Keeping the recent tradition of buying one book per travel [not sure how long will I be able to continue doing this :)], bought this book. It was a fantastic decision, I am going to rate this book very high in my reading list recommendations.
[Page 10] It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
 It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
 The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
 when you really want something, the universe always conspires in your favour
 “Learn to recognise omens, and follow them” the old king had said.
 in alchemy, it’s called the Soul of the World. When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the soul of the world. It’s always a positive force.
 If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.
 Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.
 Show me where there is life out in the desert. Only those who can see such signs of life are able to find treasure.
 One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
 When you possess great pressures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.
 And anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.
 Every thing that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.