[hobby] The Alchemist; Introduction


“The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what we want either. We forget about all the obstacles we overcame, all the suffering we endured, all the things we had to give up in order to get this far.”

Years ago, I got this book as a present. It took me almost 4 years to finally I read it this afternoon. “i wish for some inspiration” I said. So I randomly picked a book to accompany my afternoon tea. Glad it’s The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. If you wish for some wisdom and inspiration,this book worth to read for sure.  Here’s the introduction of the book as its 10th anniversary edition. I thought, I should share it to you, all.

English version copyright © 1993 by Paulo Coelho and Alan R. Clarke Prologue translation copyrigt  ©  1998 by Harper Collins Publishers Illustrations by Rodica Prato. Continue reading