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Notes from the Alchemist  

2009-08-15 18:09:01|  分类: Reading notes |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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1. "What's the world's greatest lie?" the boy asked, completely surprised.
    "It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become  controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie."

 

2. "Well, why don't you go to Mecca now?" asked the boy.
"Because it's the thought of Mecca that keeps me alive. That's what helps me face these days that are all the same, these mute crystals on the shelves, and lunch and dinner at that same horrible café. I'm afraid that if my dream is realized, I'll have no reason to go on living.
"You dream about your sheep and the Pyramids, but you're different from me, because you want to realize your dreams. I just want to dream about Mecca. I've already imagined a thousand times crossing the desert, arriving at the Plaza of the Sacred Stone, the seven times I walk around it before allowing myself to touch it. I've already imagined the people who would be at my side, and those in front of me, and the conversations and prayers we would share. But I'm afraid that it would all be a disappointment, so I prefer just to dream about it."

这个告白,大概是最令人感慨的部分了。。

 

3."But this payment goes well beyond my generosity," the monk responded.
"Don't say that again. Life might be listening, and give you less the next time."

 

 

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