11 Quotes From The Alchemist To Reflect On

I read The Alchemist years ago, + while I’ve read it a few times since — simply having it on my bookshelf lights up my soul + inspires me. I was writing my favorite quotes from the book in my journal this morning, + I thought… I should share this with you. Whichever quote inspires you the most, take time to reflect on what it means to you.

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#1] What’s the world’s greatest lie? That at a certain point on our lives, we lost control of what’s happening to us, + our lives become controlled by fate.

#2] People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

#3] There was nothing to hold her* back except herself.*

#4] Because 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 woman* — life will be a part of you, because life is the movement we’re living right now.

#5] Don’t be impatient — eat when it’s time to eat, + move along when it’s time to move along.

#6] Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world.

#7] Life attracts life.

#8] There is only one way to learn — it’s through action.

#9] The darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.

#10] Your eyes show the strength of your soul.

#11] When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

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Rooting for you,

Elisabeth

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