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About The Alchemist Book

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  1. Always follow your heart, as it is the language of God.

THE BOOK

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Hope

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

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Dreams

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

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Timeless quotes from this timeless piece of literature

PAULO COELHO

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

PAULO COELHO

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PAULO COELHO

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.

PAULO COELHO

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PAULO COELHO

If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise. If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.

PAULO COELHO

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Fear of Suffering

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself" - often the scenarios are not as bad as they are in our mind.

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Gratitude and Monotonous Life

“When every day seems the same, that is because people have stopped noticing the good things that appear in their lives.”

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Living in the Present

"I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present because life is the moment we’re living now." Present moment is all we have, present moment is all that matters. 

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Paulo Coelho

"One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving."

PAULO COELHO

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1. Do what makes you happy

1. Do what makes you happy

Santiago's (the main character of the story) father wanted him to be a priest but he wanted to travel the world. Later on he chose to be a shepherd and was happy with life despite making less money.

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2. Be aware of our personal calling

2. Be aware of our personal calling

What is personal calling?

It is God's blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our destiny.

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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."

THE ALCHEMIST

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About the Book 📖

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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Optimistic quotes from The Alchemist for when you’re hopeful!

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

PAULO COELHO

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

PAULO COELHO

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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.

PAULO COELHO

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Some of the quotes from book 'The Alchemist'. A great book giving inspiration to anyone seeking path in their life.

PAULO COELHO

It's simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.

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PAULO COELHO

The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being

PAULO COELHO

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PAULO COELHO

The dunes are changed by the winds but the desert never changes.

PAULO COELHO

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My Favourite Quotes From The Alchemist

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It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary

THE ALCHM

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What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised.“It’s this: that 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.”

THE ALCHEMIST

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Lessons Learned From The Alchemist Book

The Alchemist is the book about Why and How to follow your Dreams

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Dream Is A Language

Dreams are the Language of God communicating with us what you want to do in this Earth.

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Impossible Or Irrelevant Dreams

Your dreams may be irrelevant to your surroundings or your carrer path may be you think it's impossible, but that's the thing you have to do in this Earth

If you got any irrelevant or you think it is impossible, just to do that once, you got an Idea

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KEEP GETTING BACK UP

KEEP GETTING BACK UP

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

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YOUR SUCCESS HAS RIPPLE-EFFECT

YOUR SUCCESS HAS RIPPLE-EFFECT

"That's what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too."

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WHAT IS 'TRUE' WILL ALWAYS ENDURE

"If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return."

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