Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Alchemist Quote

‘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 heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.’
~Paolo Coelho, The Alchemist

2 comments:

rob said...

Sure, as far as inspirational quotes from the Alchemist go, that one is ok. But it simply not as powerful as:

"He told himself he would have to start reading thicker books: they last longer, and made more comfortable pillows."

Jenn Sheridan said...

You're absolutely right. I'll have to find a way to work that into a blog post one of these days... ;)