Do you read books? Which one is your favourite? The Alchemist? Obviously.
The Alchemist is one of the most fabulous creations in the field of literature, and Paulo Coello is one of the best writers in this era.
This Brazilian based writer and lyricist were born on 24th August 1947. A man who was admitted to a mental institution at the age of 17 from where he escaped three times.
Then was forced to study law from which he bowed out pretty soon and then lived on the roads and did drugs while dreaming big dreams.
He initiated his journey as a songwriter, but his heart was in writing a book.
In 1982 he wrote his first book, Hell Archives but it didn't mark a success. With a few contributions here and there he wrote The Alchemist which now is his best work ( not just his).
Some people still tallies his work, but his readers know how his writings impact a person's most inner core. His work talks about self-love, how to uplift ourselves, and believing in fulfilling our dreams no matter what.
The raw symbolism in his stories is enriching and exciting.
From living like a hippie to becoming the most inspiring writer, he believed in his dreams and worked hard to make them come true.
Hence I present his best quotes to you that will make you feel alive and believe in your dreams.
If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.
The fruits of life don't appear without any struggle. There are going to be some hard times when you will want to give up everything. You will fail, there will be chaos, but remember this quote at those times.
And remember that time will change. Rainbow will appear.
Be okay with life falling apart because that is important, and learn to take those pieces and build them back to shape.
Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
Paolo says that whatever you perceive of the world, it grants it to you.
Be submerged in the thought of the world to be a haunting place, and it will always be haunting, for you.
Try to acknowledge the beauty of its parts. Try to find peace in distinct places. Try to find the human in people.
Everything will become a little more mesmerizing.
You are what you believe yourself to be.
There are so many identities a person can own. But he is everything he thinks himself to be.
Believe that you are strong and can fight anything, you become strong who can fight anything.
Have a positive prospect about yourself and your life; things will only fall in that shape.
No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up & show up.
Some days you lose the zest even to wake up. Maybe due to some loss or maybe you feel worthless or whatever reason it may be.
But don't cease to pace, shake yourself, and try to be as optimistic as possible about the day ahead.
Continue to work with full dedication. Don't let little hurdles stop you from getting the trophy of your dream.
Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.
We all have limited time on this planet, and we are gifted with the power of choice. The choice to choose whatever we can be, we can make out anything of our life.
People who choose their heart's saying, find this life to be not enough. They want more because they are happy. This life becomes a celebration for them.
Those who live in fear, end up loathing this little period they have here.
You have the choice to choose what you want your life to be.
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.
In this tumult of people, you will never be able to hear the murmur of your heart.
Be there for people, it's important but at the end of the day give yourself that time and patience as well.
Try to understand yourself, your dreams, strengths, and weaknesses. Become your favourite book to read.
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
It's challenging to let go of things, specifically the things ( or people) who you love. It takes a great deal of grit to say the final goodbye.
But at times, it becomes crucial for you to do so. Life is all about new adventures and meeting new people. There always is going to be a new day for you.
Life has planned things for you, better things, and only once you let go of the past load, new possibilities will occur.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
A time came when Paolo Coello had no visible purpose to keep going, nothing but his dreams.
He must be fearful of what may come, but he fought that feeling and tried to achieve his aspirations. You must let go of the fear too, and believe in your strength. Go for your dreams.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
Life wouldn't have a purpose if there were no targets to obtain. The essence of your whole journey is that destination. So never stop dreaming.
Always weave a new goal to attain, give life a purpose.
Fortunate are those who take the first steps.
The most challenging stride is the first one.
Before beginning to toil for our aim, we have millions of doubts, a massive amount of anxiety, and possibly even get cold feet. But even after all of that, only a few people are the ones who manage to initiate their journey.
When the most salient task is attained, the path ahead becomes easier.
The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.
We aren't born to live every single day in a zone where we are nothing but relaxed.
We need to try new things, be alive once in a while. Go to new places, meet new people, eat new dishes.
Try new paths, set new missions.
Life is meant to be an adventure.
Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.
People who surround you matters the most in your life.
Share your wins with them, your life with them. You will become more alive and thriving.
Happiness does increase when shared.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
If you stand at a cliff and bawl your ideas, you will be perceived as a lunatic.
Sitting in a room and exerting your outlook of the world, nothing indeed will change by that.
You shall stand up and lead. Convert your preposition into a matter. Work hard towards it, make people change their perceptions too. Make yourself an example. No one would have listened to Newton if he claimed gravity without any relevant proof.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
There is always hope left even at life's worst phase.
You just need to have patience and wait for the storm to pass. Times change drastically. After you have fallen apart, a ray of hope brings you back to fight.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Everyone has their share of flaws, and if one loves someone, they love them despite their weaknesses.
Love is the purest thing there is; it doesn't require any thesis. It just happens. It is raw and doesn't require any explanation.
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
With people's diverse mentality, everyone has shaped their opinions and are rigid about it.
Even if a person has a possible explanation for his stand, no one worries enough to endure it.
Keep your mind straight and don't justify your actions; some people just don't care.
You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.
This quote metaphorically tells that people often encounter problems in their life. But that doesn't mean that they lost.
You lose when you give up. So keep fighting because you have a fair chance to win.
Keep swimming, don't let yourself drown.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Life is as difficult as it can be, for everyone. But the little mantra that Paolo teaches us is to stand up after every fall, make yourself climb the highest hill even if it can be as onerous as possible.
Life will never spread problems in your path if you didn't have the will to fight it. All the strength you need to make it is already in you.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
You don't need the most expensive house or car to make you happy. You need love, little peace, and acceptance of things to be happy.
The most mundane of things have the power to give you ultimate happiness. Find that tranquillity in little things and life will become easier.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
People have this unexplained urge to magnify others' lives even after their own life is not pretty constructed.
Don't be that. Always remain obliged to yourself solely. Look at your life and try to be better than yesterday.
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