Feeling The Wanderlust? Here Are 20 Quotes From ‘The Alchemist’ For The Traveler’s Soul

Itching to ditch the office? Or are you on your fourth year of solo world travels? When it comes to The Alchemist, it doesn’t matter. These quotes are for any and everyone who needs an extra boost for the day or are going through some meaningful soul searching:


1. “I couldn’t have found God in the seminary, he thought, as he looked at the sunrise”

2.“The world was huge and inexhaustible.”

3. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

4. “When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”

5. “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.”

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6. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”

7. “If I could, I’d write a huge encyclopedia just about the words luck and coincidence. It’s with those words that the universal language is written.”

8. “If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world.”

9. “When someone makes a decision he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”

10. “The world has a soul, and that whoever understands that soul can also understand the language of things.”


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11. “Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living right now.”

12. “Maybe God created the desert so that man could appreciate the date trees.”

13. “He had lived every one of his days intensely since he had left home so long ago. If he died tomorrow, he would already have seen more than other shepherds and he was proud..”

14. “You don’t even have to understand the desert; all you have to do is contemplate a single grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation.”

15. “Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.”

16. “The world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we strive to become better than we are.”

17. “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”

18. “A Warrior of the Light values a child’s eyes because they are able to look at the world without bitterness. When he wants to find out if the person beside him is worthy of his trust, he tries to see him as a child would.”

19. “…love never keeps a man from pursing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love.”

20. “Love never ends and life will not end while there is love.”

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Which of the quotes above really inspire you?

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