Stories & Reflections
by Nuggets from books
Portuguese novel or international writing? Defying cultural paradigms, through his allegorical novel – The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho brings in the front line the most disturbing and challenging topic that concern humanity: destiny.
“The simplest things in life are the most extraordinary and that only wise man are able to understand them”.
“That at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate”.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
“He realized that he had to choose between thinking of himself as the poor victim of a thief and as an adventurer in quest of his treasure. “
5. The concept: The power of a dream
“When someone makes a decision, he is really driving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision”
6. The concept: The desert’s lesson
“The desert is so huge, and the horizon so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent.”
- The concept: The language of the heart
“He learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke – the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love.”
- The concept: The Arab alchemist
“There is only one way to learn,” the alchemist answered. “It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey”
- The concept: Like the wind
“Because it’s not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind.”
- The concept: The treasure
“He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have”
In 1987 Paulo Coelho wrote The Alchemist in only two weeks. The story was already written in his soul – he said.
This will be the feeling that you will probably may have during reading this book. You’ll have the strange but pleasant sensation that you are not reading it with your eyes. That you are reading it more with your heart.
The hope and the boldness will guide your mind through a whole new perspective over the life, over dreaming to achieve what you really want for yourself.