Quotes from The Alchemist

Quotes from The Alchemist - his sheep or losing his love...

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Blake Cordell 09/09/10 278 Quotes “The boy was beginning to understand that intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, because it is written.” Pg.74 Times before this, he seemed confused and lost but it is apparent that Santiago is starting to show that he understands life. Intuition is more than just being “smart”, it takes experience and self knowledge to attain intuition. “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand” Pg.76 Fear is one of the biggest obstacles that people face when trying to achieve their personal goal. For Santiago, his fear is that he will end up worse than when he started. Whether it’s losing
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Unformatted text preview: his sheep, or losing his love, Fatima. Once a person overcomes fear, they are stronger then when they started. Franklin Delano Roosevelt said it best when he told America “there is nothing to fear but fear itself.” I believe that fear entraps everyone in different ways. If you can conquer your fears then what will you be afraid of? “When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed.” Pg.134 The alchemist teaches Santiago a life lesson that some people will never comprehend. I believe that if someone truly has a treasure within, then there is no need to tell others of this treasure. The people should be able to see your treasure, whatever it may be, from you actions and who you really are as a person....
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