8 of the Best passages from the Alchemist




This is one book that cracks your mind open, changes your world view and leaves you with a new understanding of the vastness of life, the known and unknown and how to trust in your inner being and the universe around you.

10 of the best inspiring passages in the book

1. “When you want something, all of the universe conspires to help you achieve it ” -p.g 59

2. “The closer one gets to realization ngi his destiny , the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being , thought the boy ” -p.g 69

3. ” In his pursuit of the dream, he was being 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 and omens left by God in his path. God placed them along my path. He had surprised himself with this thought. Until then , he had considered omens to be things of this world. Like eating or sleeping, or like seeking love or finding a job. He had never thought of them in terms of a language used by God to indicate what he should do” -p.g 85

4. “Tell your 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 ” -p.g 124

5. “Most people see the world as a threatening place,and , because they do , the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place” -p.g 125

6. ” It said that people who are happy have God within them. And that happiness could be found in a grain of sand  from the desert, as the alchemist had said. Because a grain of sand is a moment of creation, and the universe has taken millions of years to create if ” -p.g 125

7.  ” This is why alchemy exists,” the boy said. “So that everyone will search, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the the world has no further need for lead; and then lead will have to turn itself to gold”. That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. ” -p.g 143

8. ” The boy reached through the Soul of the World and saw that it was part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the soul of Hod was his own soul . And that he, a boy, could perform miracles. -p.g 145




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