The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks in our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language of the soul, it is only you who can understand.
It is the most simple things in life that are most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
“What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised. “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.”
The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
…he learned that the most important part of the language that all the world spoke—the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert.
“One is loved, because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
Listen to you heart. It knows all things because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.
“Treason is a blow that comes unexpectedly. If you know your heart well, it will never be able to do that to you. Because you’ll know it’s dreams and wishes, and will know how to deal with them.”
Tell you heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
Your eyes show the strength of your soul.
“This is what we call love,” the boy said, seeing that the wind was close to granting what he requested. “When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you, and even men can turn themselves into the wind. As long as the wind helps, of course.”
“Because it’s not love to be static like the desert, nor it is love to roam the world like the wind. And it’s not love to see everything from a distance, like you do. Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World…”
“Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice can surely happen a third time.”