I must confess that when I first read Paulo Coehlo’s book, The Alchemist,  I was not ready for its message. When I read it again, a few years later, it made complete sense to me. I now have a well-worn copy with some lines pencil marked (no, I never use a highlighter or a pen in a book – more about that in another post!). I decided to share these with you today.


15 Inspiring Quotes From The Alchemist

“Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him.”

“Learn to recognize the omens, and follow them.”

“If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life is the moment we are living now.”

“It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

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

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

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


“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”

“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”

“You will never be able to escape your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”

“Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.”

“Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because the desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.”

“And, when you can’t go back, you only have to worry about the best way of moving forward.”

Have you read The Alchemist? Do you have a line from it you treasure?

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