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Paulo Coelho Quotes - The Alchemist

"Itís the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting, he thought, as he looked again at the position of the sun, and hurried his pace."

"Itís the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them."

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

"Itís this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of whatís happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. Thatís the worldís greatest lie."

"Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend 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 Personal Legend."

"It prepares your spirit and your will, because there is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, itís because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. Itís your mission on earth.Ē"

"The Soul of the World is nourished by peopleís happiness. And also by unhappiness, envy, and jealousy. To realize oneís Personal Legend is a personís only real obligation. All things are one."

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

"Treasure is uncovered by the force of flowing water, and it is buried by the same currents."

"There was nothing to hold him back except himself."

"You dream about your sheep and the Pyramids, but youíre different from me, because you want to realize your dreams."

"Never stop dreaming,Ē the old king had said. 'Follow the omens.'"

"It was the language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired."

"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. Forget about the future, and live each day according to the teachings,
confident that God loves his children. Each day, in itself, brings with it an eternity."

"Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there."

"Every search begins with beginnerís luck. And every search ends with the victorís being severely tested."

"His heart told the boy what his strongest qualities were: his courage in having given up his sheep and in trying to live out his Personal Legend, and his enthusiasm during the time he had worked at the crystal shop."

Quotes of wisdom by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist

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