The Alchemist (Paolo Coelho)

Philippines
July 4, 2010 4:19pm CST
This book is a must have. Everyone will surely love this even those who are not into reading. I love reading books and "The Alchemist" by Paolo Coelho is one of my favorites. Im sure many of you will agree. It contains a lot of morals and will surely add wisdom 'bout life. When I started reading it I just couldn't st0p. All I wanted was to finish it and know all of it's content, only then I will be satisfied. It's worth the 3-hour reading. FYI, I had list down all the morals and quotes I got from that book.. surprisingly... I jotted down like 50! I'll share some of my fave quotes from this book: "There is only 1 thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure" "It's not what enters men's mouth that's evil. It's what comes out of their mouths that is" "If you start out by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work toward getting it." "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving"
2 responses
• Philippines
7 Jul 10
I agree, this book is indeed a must read.I read this years ago when it first came up in the bookstores.Since then I kept reading Coelho's books but I'm not saying I love them all too.i especially liked the last quote you posted on love.I have just lost my girlfriend of almost 9-year long relationship and I really feel sad about it.It is so painful and even more so when I learned about her reason as to why she is giving it up.She has become my bestfriend,lover,teacher...my closest witness I trusted the most in those years.She knows me inside and out and I too with her. We are in a long distance relationship now because of work.Also, we thought it was good for the relationship.But she has found another one.I'm going home to win her back but I had to tell her that she should apologize to me because she knew she loved me and I loved her too yet she still allowed herself to be in this.On the same note I'm going to make her come back with the strong belief to this same fact that we love each other still. This should be enough reason to keep it going.This love will lead us to how we are going to achieve it and learn something from how we dealt with it.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
Yes, the Alchemist is a very nice book. It is one of my favorites. You should read other Paolo coelho books too. He is a very talented writer.