Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist"
I won’t reveal what he found out. But on the way he meets the Alchemist whose words of wisdom inspire him and egg him towards his goal.
Following are a few gleanings from the Alchemist’s repository of wisdom:
“When a man pursues his destiny, everything in the world conspires to make it possible.”
Maktub: “It is written” (Means your destiny is already written.)
“It is not what enters men’s mouth that is evil, it is what comes out of their mouth that is.”
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You’ve got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.”
“You will spend the rest of your days knowing that you didn’t pursue your destiny, and that now it is too late.”
“You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love... the love that speaks the Language of the World.”
“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”
“To show you one of life’s simple lessons, when you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.”
“If a person is living out his destiny he knows everything he needs to know. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
“When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you, and even men can turn themselves into the wind. As long as the wind helps, of course.”
“Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”
“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.”
“It is true. Life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.”