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파울로 코엘료의 『연금술사』는 세계적인 밀리언셀러 작품으로 20세기의 가장 중요한 영적 구도서로 평가되고 있다. 『연금술사』에서 연금술이란 단지 철이나 납을 금으로 바꾸는 신비로운 작업이 아니라 마음의 속삭임에 귀를 열고 자아의 신화를 찾아가는 영혼의 업이라고 말하고 있다. 단순하지만 삶에 대한 깊은 통찰을 담고 있는 작품이다. 

p9
* The boy could see in his father's gaze a desire to be able, himself, to travel the world
   --a desire that was still alive.

p22
* When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

p25
* In any case, it's good that you've learned that everything in life has its price.

p29
* There is a force that wants you to realize your Personal Legend;
   it whets your appetite with a taste of success.

p41
* He looked around at the empty plaza again, feeling less desperate than before.
  This wasn't a strange place; it was a new one.

p44
* If I can learn to understand this language without words, I can learn to understand the world. All things are one.

p62
* Tangier was no longer a strange city, and ne felt that, just as he had conquered this place, he could conquer the world.
 
p72
* The closer one gets to realizing his personal Legend, the more that Personal Legend becomes his true reason for being.

p76
* 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.

p93
* When two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant.

p103
* How do I guess at the future?  Based on the omens of the present. The secret is here in the present.

p123
* From that day on, the deset would represent only one thing to her: the hope for his return.

p132
* The darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.

p141
* There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure."

p146
* I have inside me the winds, the deserts, the oceans, the stares, and everything created in the universe.

p163
* The boy stood up shakily, and looked once more at the Pyramids, They seemed to laugh at him, and he laughed back, his heart bursting with joy.
 Because now he knew where his treasure was.

 p166
 
It's true; life really generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend, the boy thought.

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