The Alchemist - the feature book

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

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T he “Alchemist” is a book authored by Paulo Coelho and I believe it makes for an interesting read. I would like to share so we can broaden our horizon and develop our thirst for reading.

The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it has been translated into at least 67 languages as of October 2009.

 An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.

The book is an international bestseller. According to AFP, it has sold more than 65 million copies in 56 different languages, becoming one of the best-selling books in history and setting the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

The Alchemist has sold 65 million copies worldwide. As of the week ending August 28, 2016, the novel reached its 408th consecutive week on The New York Times’ bestseller list. Its paperback edition remains a fixture on bookstore shelves.

Here are a few quotes that I find worthy of sharing from the eBook;

  •   The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more the destiny becomes his true reason for being 
  •   When you genuinely want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.
  •   Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
  •   People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.
  •   One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
  •   It is not what enters a man’s heart that is evil. It is what comes out of their mouth that is.
  •   When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.
  •   Intuition is a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life

Please make time out to read and stimulate the brain.