Great lessons can be learnt while reading the best sellers; this way, important cues can be found necessary, in the entire masterpiece written by the Brazilian Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist. It highlights an intricate plot that involves a young Spanish shepherd named Santiago and other characters that can fascinate us a lot.
On the other hand, it also makes us get a little slippery to the main message behind those lines in the face of the great insights given. So, we extracted the most straightforward lines for you to hit the nail on the head and think about their meanings. Of course, it`s a tiny abridged version of the dialogues performed by the characters and the wisdom shared by its author. However, never miss the delight of reading the book itself.
“(…) people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”
“He had learnt that there were certain things one shouldn`t ask about (…)”
“I promised that I would make my own decisions.”
“(…) intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything, because it`s all written there.”
“So that those who have the responsibility for understanding can understand… It`s only those who are persistent, and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the Master Work.”
“Everyone has his own way of learning things (…) His way isn`t the same as mine, nor mine as his. “
“If you can concentrate always on the present, you`ll be a happy man. You`ll see (…) life is the moment we`re living right now.”
“In his pursuit of the dream, he was constantly subjected to tests of his persistence and courage. So he could not be hasty, nor impatient. If he pushed forward impulsively, he would fail to see the signs (…) left by God along his path.”
“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.”