lundi 21 mai 2012

The winner stands alone

I've just read this book and all I can say is that I'm slightly disappointed. One, because I had high expectations of Paulo Coelho, and two, because I was craving to have a good read but unfortunately this book wasn't my type.

Anyway, you can't read Coelho without taking note of some quotes/paragraphs, can you?

"Choosing is perhaps the most difficult thing any human being has to do" p138

"We've all heard about an illness in Central Africa called sleeping sickness.What we shoud also know is that a similar desease exists that attacks the soul. it's very dangerous because the early stages often go unnoticed. At the first sign of indifference or luck of enthusiasm, take note! the only preventive against this desease is the realisation that the soul suffers, suffers greatly, when we force it to live superficially. The soul loves all things beautiful and deep" p 138

" The young all have the same dream: to save the world. Some quickly forget this dream, convinced that there are more important things to do, like having a family, earning money, travelling and learning a foreigner language. Others, though, decide that it really is possible to make a difference in society and shape the world we will hand on to future generations.
They start by choosing their profession: politicians(whose initial impulse always stems from a desire to help their local community), social activists( who believe that the root of all crime lies in class diffrences), artists ( who believe there's no hope at all and that we'll just have tostart again from zero)... and policemen." p 160

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