Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist

HarperCollins Publishers

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.More...

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."
The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and above all, following our dreams.
Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

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When you are in love, things make even more sense.

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

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

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

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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

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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.

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Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.

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When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.

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It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

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It`s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.

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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 now.

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Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

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At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what`s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That`s the world`s greatest lie.

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