Master Fabulist

That's how I think of Paulo Coelho after reading The Alchemist. The book originally published in 1988 is very inspirational and as I see it,  highly comparable to Antoine de Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince." The setting and backdrop for both novels are actually similar (the desert, in the heart of Middle East and Africa) but I am not the one to answer if it's coincidental or intentional on Coelho's part.

Still, this book has a lot of quotes and passages for a lover of spiritual creeds and believer of truisms, passages that are worthy to share here:

Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.

We do not realize that those who genuinely wish us well want us to be happy and are prepared to accompany us on that journey.

Fall seven times, and stand up eight.

Fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything , because it's all written there.

God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for only one reason: it's a future that was written so as to be altered.

Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor being severely tested. 

True Love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend.

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are.

Life attracts life.

Rating: 4 caravans out of 5
Genre: Inspirational Novel, Spiritual, Modern Fable, Magic Realism

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