Tuesday, April 26, 2011

# Review : The Alchemist

Reading The Alchemist is like entering into an enormous world of subtlety and symbolism. But this book is not all about a shepherd’s treasure-hunting drama. His journey reflects the magic of our own best-known lives. Many times, I have to stop reading and breathe – Paulo Coelho’s words have indeed pushed the hot buttons in me. His thoughts are too overwhelming. Here are the top ten lines that have suffocated and killed me so tenderly. 

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

2. “When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.”

3. “When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he has never dreamed of when he first makes the decision.”

4. “Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees.” 

5. “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

6. “Men dream more about coming home than about leaving.”

7. “Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.”

8. “The darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.”

9. “It’s not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind, and it’s not love to see everything from a distance like the sun.”

10. “To die alive is to take risks, to pay your price, to do something that sometimes scares you but you should do because you may like or you may not like.”

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