The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history. Here are ten of the most popular passages and lessons to apply to your life:. But with any great risk comes great reward. The experiences you gain in pursuing your dream will make it all worthwhile. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.
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A recurring dream troubles Santiago, a young and adventurous Andalusian shepherd. He has the dream every time he sleeps under a sycamore tree that grows out of the ruins of a church. During the dream, a child tells him to seek treasure at the foot of the Egyptian pyramids. Santiago consults a gypsy woman to interpret the dream, and to his surprise she tells him to go to Egypt. Melchizedek convinces Santiago to sell his flock and set off to Tangier. When Santiago arrives in Tangier, a thief robs him, forcing him to find work with a local crystal merchant.