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Excerpts from “The Alchemist: A Fabble About Following Your Deam” by Paulo Coelho

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.

[14] It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.

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

[34] when you really want something, the universe always conspires in your favour

[39] “Learn to recognise omens, and follow them” the old king had said.

[75] 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.

[85] If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs and omens left by God along his path.

[111] Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.

[111] Show me where there is life out in the desert. Only those who can see such signs of life are able to find treasure.

[116] One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

[128] When you possess great pressures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.

[132] And anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.

[148] Every thing that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

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