Thursday, December 8, 2011

Acknowledgement By The Author Of "The Alchemist" : Paulo Coelho

ESPANOL CLICAR AQUI: Matando los suenos
PORTUGUES CLICAR AQUI: Matando os sonhos

The first symptom of the process of our killing our dreams is the lack of time. The busiest people I have known in my life always have time enough to do everything. Those who do nothing are always tired and pay no attention to the little amount of work they are required to do. They complain constantly that the day is too short. The truth is, they are afraid to fight the Good Fight.
The second symptom of the death of our dreams lies in our certainties. Because we don’t want to see life as a grand adventure, we begin to think of ourselves as wise and fair and correct in asking so little of life. We look beyond the walls of our day-to-day existence, and we hear the sound of lances breaking, we smell the dust and the sweat, and we see the great defeats and the fire in the eyes of the warriors. But we never see the delight, the immense delight in the hearts of those who are engaged in the battle. For them, neither victory nor defeat is important; what’s important is only that they are fighting the Good Fight.
And, finally, the third symptom of the passing of our dreams is peace. Life becomes a Sunday afternoon; we ask for nothing grand, and we cease to demand anything more than we are willing to give. In that state, we think of ourselves as being mature; we put aside the fantasies of our youth, and we seek personal and professional achievement. We are surprised when people our age say that they still want this or that out of life. But really, deep in our hearts, we know that what has happened is that we have renounced the battle for our dreams – we have refused to fight the Good Fight.
When we renounce our dreams and find peace, we go through a short period of tranquility. But the dead dreams begin to rot within us and to infect our entire being.
We become cruel to those around us, and then we begin to direct this cruelty against ourselves. That’s when illnesses and psychoses arise. What we sought to avoid in combat – disappointment and defeat – come upon us because of our cowardice.
And one day, the dead, spoiled dreams make it difficult to breathe, and we actually seek death. It’s death that frees us from our certainties, from our work, and from that terrible peace of our Sunday afternoons

Jagdish S Kolur December 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Dear Paul,
I have gone through your Blog, the analysis therein are very true. But these views are subjective and depend upon which stage of life you are at. I am sharing a link to the Blog written by me which gives the mindset of people who are at the last stages of life.
The name of the topic is "Message before its too late". Please give your view.
Blogger. Jags
Paulo Coelho December 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm
I am going to post an edited version here in the future, with a link to your blog


  1. Fantastic!! you got comment from paulo coelho !! he is the person who change many peoples life. keep it up. I think one day many people will write your name for change in there life. God Bless you.

  2. The Alchemist masks teachings of destiny, the heart and universal understanding beneath a brilliantly woven story of a boy in search of treasure. Short, entertaining, plain, and yet incredibly deep, Paulo Coelho's masterful work of literature speaks volumes in the space of lines. Readers are certain to collect pieces of conventional wisdom with every turn of a page. Small in size but large in the lessons it carries, The Alchemist is perfect for the deep thinker who is short on time, providing a thought-provoking read that can be finished in less than a day; one won't be finished thinking, however, as this is one novel that will keep a mind buzzing long after its pages have been closed. Coelho's work truly belongs with the centuries' greats. Wisdom bursts from this novel's bindings, and to begin to describe complexity of the lessons contained within would require hours of time.

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