I read The Alchemist years ago, + while I’ve read it a few times since — simply having it on my bookshelf lights up my soul + inspires me. I was writing my favorite quotes from the book in my journal this morning, + I thought… I should share this with you. Whichever quote inspires you the most, take time to reflect on what it means to you.
#1] What’s the world’s greatest lie? That at a certain point on our lives, we lost control of what’s happening to us, + our lives become controlled by fate.
#2] People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
#3] There was nothing to hold her* back except herself.*
#4] Because I don’t live in my either my past or my future, I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy woman* — life will be a part of you, because life is the movement we’re living right now.
#5] Don’t be impatient — eat when it’s time to eat, + more along when it’s time to move along.
#6] Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world.
#7] Life attracts life.
#8] There is only one way to learn — it’s through action.
#9] The darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.
#10] Your eyes show the strength of your soul.
#11] When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
Rooting for you,