Paulo Coelho Turns 72! Here's 9 Great 'The Alchemist' Quotes

Paulo Coelho Turns 72! Here's 9 Great 'The Alchemist' Quotes

On August 24th Paulo Coelho will be turning 72 years old! Here are nine of the best quotes from his immeasurably popular novel The Alchemist to help celebrate the occasion, because there’s nothing quite like thinking about the universe to get you in the partying mood!   Image via Barnes and Noble   1. “Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place. 2. “Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.” 3. “The secret of …

What’s Getting LeBron James Through the Season? Paulo Coehlo’s ‘The Alchemist,’ of Course!

What’s Getting LeBron James Through the Season? Paulo Coehlo’s ‘The Alchemist,’ of Course!

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Okay, I’m not going to pretend to know anything about basketball. Like, really anything at all apart from the fact that the players are tall. But even I know who LeBron James is, and I want to talk about the fact that ESPN recently wrote on James’s love of the Paulo Coehlo modern classic The Alchemist.    Let me set the scene by directly quoting ESPN, because I know so little about basketball that I cannot even put this information into my own words:    A 96-83 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday puts the Cleveland Cavaliers one loss away from ending their …