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!
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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 life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
4. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
5. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
6. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
7. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting
8. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”
9. “There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one’s dreams would have no meaning.”
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