"It was as if some mysterious energy bound his life to that of the sheep, whith whom he had spent the past two years, leading them throuht the countrysidein searc of food and water. "They are used to me that they know my schedule," he muttered. Thinking about that for a moment, he realized that could be other way around: that it was he who had become accustomed to their schedule." ( str. 4)
"When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream," said the alchemist, echoing the words of the old king. ( str. 120)
"the boy continued to listen his keart as they crossed the desert. He came to understand its dodges and triks and to accept it it as it was. He lost his fear, and forgot about his need to go back to the oasis, because, one afternoon, his heart told him that it was happy. "Even though I complain sometimes, "it said, "it 's because I'm heart of person, and people's hearts are that way. People are afraid to pursue their most important drems, because they feel that they don't deserve them, or that they'll be anable to achive them. We, their hearts, become fearful just thinking of loved ones who go away forever, or of moments that could have been good but weren't, or of treasures that maight have been found but were forever hidden in the sands. Because, when these things happen, we suffer terribly."
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer", the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no hearthas never sufferedwhen it goes in searchof its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." (str.136 -137)
."..Because when we love, we always strive o become better than we are."...( str. 159)