|(Source: Kelsey Darling)|
There are a lot of quotes from the book that really hit home. Paulo Coelho has a way with words that you do not see in modern books. And despite the fact that the book follows a boy from Spain who travels to Egypt, you can relate to the story and the feelings.
Because this is such a short book, and because I'm seriously behind on reviews, these are some of the quotes that have really hit home for me.
"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." (p. 24)
The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never forget the drops of oil on the spoon." (p. 35)
"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are." (p. 155)
"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." (p. 146)
"It's not what enters men's mouth that's evil," said the alchemist. "It's what comes out of their mouths that is." (p. 119)
"You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't true love...the love that speaks the Language of the World." (p. 124)
"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." (p. 126)
"People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of." (p. 163)
As you can see, all of these sections are about achieving your dreams and true love and your Personal Legend, which is something I've been needing more of lately. The Alchemist really makes you believe that everything you dream can come true.
Genres: Classics, Fantasy, Philosophy