"I can only interpret dreams, I don't know how to make them a reality" (Paulo Coelho 1).
This quote reflects the theme, "Beware the destructive danger of fear." This quote portrays how inner doubt can create a barrier and stop you from following your main goals in life. If you have a set dream or goal, you have to act of them to make them even a glimpse of a possibility. You decide where your future goes and if you doubt yourself you will never reach your goals. If you think positively, positive things will come.
"Don't forget to follow the language of omens. And all above, don't forget to follow your personal legend through its conclusion" (Coelho 33).
This quote relates to the theme, "Trust in your intuition and let the universe guide you." This shows how the earth is not against you, but is holding your hand the entire time trying to help you succeed. If the earth is trying to push you along with the language of omens, if you trust it you will succeed in not only life, but your personal goals. This quote within it also displays the saying, "Everything happens for a reason." When the earth hands you something rough, you need to realize there is a purpose. No matter if it is to learn a lesson, to give you knowledge, or start a new chapter in your life.
"You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he abandons that pursuit, its because it wasn't true love... the love that speaks the language of the world." (Coelho 124)
This quote goes along with the theme, "Have the ability to love and let go." For an everyday person having the ability to prioritize your relationships along with your own goals, is probably one of the best skills there is. You dont need to necessarily let go, but you need to be selfish when it comes to following your dreams. If someone really loves you they will want you to succeed.
"The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil of the spoon." (Coelho 35)
This quote shows the theme, " Trust in your intuition and let the universe guide you." This quote portrays the importance of balance within ones life. You cannot let your priorities go, but also do not spend so much time dwelling on the priorities to have fun. This quote I think is the most valuable to students. Students, particularly high school and college, sometimes forget about their priorities such as homework to focus on the fun. Everyone is guilty of this one way or another, but with a balance, you can have both.