Favourite quotes, themes or lessons you took from the Alchemist?

Discuss the September 2014 book of the month, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
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Favourite quotes, themes or lessons you took from the Alchemist?

Post by s2Layla » 04 Mar 2018, 06:55

What is your favourite quote, theme/topic or lesson that you personally took away from the Alchemist when you read it?

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Post by Megan Mae brown_20 » 04 Mar 2018, 10:40

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

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Post by Helen_Combe » 21 Mar 2018, 12:01

Well it’s like The Wizard Of Oz. You’ll find your heart’s desire at home.
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Post by KatSims92 » 23 Jul 2018, 11:10

Something I really connected with was his willingness to follow his own personal legend and put it all on the line to live an extraordinary life.

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Post by Sen_Suzumiya » 01 Sep 2018, 08:19

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
I think this quote was life-changing for me. Love needs no reason, love is not logical, love should not need a reason to exist. All other feelings need a reason, hate, lust, anger, fear but love is there unconditionally.
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Post by Doug Jones » 30 Sep 2018, 16:26

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

This particular quote really resonated with me. It reminds one that persistence is the key to success, and that you cannot allow setbacks to permanently derail you.

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Post by Shalu1707 » 05 Nov 2018, 07:47

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you acheive it.

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Post by nvii_ft » 02 Jan 2019, 01:09

It is the journey that matters not the treasure. The treasure is only the trigger of the journey but the lessons you really gain are from the experiences of your journey to finding the treasure. It felt hilarious that the treasure was actually at the starting point of his adventures all along. When reading through the first dozens of pages, I thought that the treasure is located in a faraway land but it turns out the opposite. I guess, it's still meaningful that he did not know the treasure was near because it allowed him to go on adventures of self-discovery and life exploration, which made this book truly captivating.

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