Alchemist Paulo Coelho

"I have crossed the desert in search of a treasure that is somewhere near the Pyramids, and for me, the war seemed a curse. But now it's a blessing, because it brought me to you."

"And dreams are the language of God. When he speaks our language, I can interpret what he has said. But if he speaks in the language of the soul, it is only you who can understand."

"And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

"Maktub," the merchant said, finally.

"What does that mean?"

"You would have to have been born an Arab to understand," he answered. "But in your language it would be something like, 'It is written.'"

"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."

"And I am part of your dream, a part of your Personal Legend, as you call it."

"Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there."

Santiago was a young shepherd who always wanted more for his life. One day he had a dream of a hidden treasure so he decided to ask an old gypsy to interpret it. She told him there really was a treasure but didn't know how to reach it. He later met Melchizedek who taught him more about this treasure and how to get it. On his way to getting the treasure all his coins were stolen so he got a job working for a crystal merchant and learned to never give up on his Personal Legend. After earning enough, he started traveling with a group of people trying to reach the other side of the Sahara, or the Pyramids. He met the Alchemist at a camp he stayed at who helped him the rest of his way. In the end he found out the treasure was at his home the whole time, but the journey was worth it because he met his love and found out who he was.

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