The Alchemist Christian Kadowaki

It is this: that at a certain point in our lives we lose control of what is happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world's greatest lie (20).

This statement was spoken by the king Melchizedek to Santiago about the book Santiago is reading. By saying that the world's greatest lie is that we are controlled by fate he is implying that individuals control their own futures. This passage stood out to me because I need to realize that I can choose my own future. This adds to my understanding of personal legends by having my perspective on my future different.

“I don't know anyone around here that would cross the desert just to see the pyramids.”

The merchant is saying this to Santiago. The meaning of this quote is that some people want to do things because it's important to them. Some people might think it's dumb but that's cause we are all different, and we all see things differently. This quote stood out to me because, eventually people need to choose there different ways and move on in life. This quote explains what santiago plans on doing later on in the story.

If I am really part of your dream you will come back one day.

Fatima is saying this to Santiago. To me this is saying that even though you think we have love i don't think so, but if we meet again i believe that we are true love. This quote stood out to me because i always hear if you love her or him let him or her fre

There is only one way to learn… It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey. You need to learn only one thing more.

This is not the first time we have introduced to the idea that action and observation are the best ways to learn about the world and oneself. The meaning of the this quote also highlights a truth we already know about the real purpose of any quest story: self knowledge and discovery. It is only through Santiago’s actions that he learns what he needs to know to realize his dreams. In the same way, we learn lessons from everything we do in life. This quote call us to learn about the world by experiencing it. This quote states a very easy to understand truth about life, that it is in experiencing and taking part in something that you really learn about it, whatever it is.

In the long run, what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them than their own personal legends.

This quote is being spoken by the old man. This meaning of the quote is saying no matter who you are it won't matter in the long run. This quote stood out to me because i believe that this is true, it doesn't matter what you are or who you are. This adds to my understanding about personal legends because later in life we will eventually split apart from our friends.

“When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it.”


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