Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.— Paulo Coelho
Joyful Alchemist Love quotations
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
I told you that your dream was a difficult one.
It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
The world we live in will be either better or worse depending on whether we become better or worse.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
...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.
My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer, the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering s 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.
Fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
Before a dream is realized the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way.
If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it
The soul of the world is nourished by people's Happiness.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
When you know that language, it's easy to believe that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city... without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning.
Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World.
The future belongs to God, and it is only he who reveals it, under extraordinary circumstances.
The language of enthusiasm, of things accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired.
And to know how to demand - with all one's might - what one wants
Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.
When we love, it is not necessary to understand what is happening outside, because everything happens inside us instead.
In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.
The dunes are changed by the wind, but the desert never changes.
That's the way it will be with our love for each other
There is only one way to learn... It's through action.
If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man.
Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.
We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of moments that could have been found but were forever hidden in the sands.
As he mused about these things, 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.
The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better." -- The Alchemist
Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.
Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.
You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.
When you are in love, things make even more sense, he thought.
The boy and his heart had become friends, and neither was capable now of betraying the other.
If you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.
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.
Because I don't live in either my past or my future.I'm interested only in the present".
Because true love never keeps a man from pursuing his destiny
There is only one way to learn. It's through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey.
It is said that all people who are happy have God within them.
If good things are coming, they will be a pleasant surprise," said the seer.
"If bad things are, and you know in advance, you will suffer greatly before they even occur.
I don’t live in either my past or my future.
I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.
I'm like everyone else—I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.
Your eyes show the strength of your soul.
When you possess great treasures within you and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.