I recently finished reading "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. It's the first book of his that I've read and I was hooked. Now I'm reading his other novel, The Pilgrimage.
The Alchemist inspires. "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."
It reveals a secret: "The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times."
It explains why we can't follow our dreams: "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."
And how do we deal with heartaches?: "If I am really a part of your dream, you'll come back one day."
There's more. You have to read the book to find out.
Mr. Coelho also has a super blog where you can find out more about his works. Here's the link: http://paulocoelhoblog.com/.
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