Monday, February 6, 2012

The Alchemist - Quotes

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - one of the few books that I have read more than once! This is probably one of the best books for me. And that is why I am posting the title and sharing to everyone the quotes i have gotten from this book. =)

Here Goes... Hope you like them!

It (destiny) is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny.

Love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny.

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

To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation.

If you start out by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work toward getting it.

When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

Don't forget that everything you deal with is only one thing and nothing else.

I'm like everyone else -- I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.

You must always know what it is that you want.

Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.

Because I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. .... Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we're living right now.

"Why do we have to listen to our hearts?" "Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure."

Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested.

When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.

Don't give in to your fear. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.

Life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.

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