I'm an old superstitious Arab, and I believe in our proverbs. There's one that says, "Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time."

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became a widely translated international bestseller.

The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became a widely translated international bestseller.

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I gather some of the lines that made me stop reading-- and reflect for a while.

Happy reading!

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"You must always know what it is that you want."

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"They are not my sheep anymore." he said to himself, without nostalgia. "They must be used to their shepherd, and have probably forgotten me. That's good. Creatures like the sheep, that are used to traveling, know about moving on."

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"You have been a real blessing to me. Today I understand something I didn't see before: every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don't want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at the horizons I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I'm going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so." said the old man

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𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵

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