One of the most popular book in this century The Alchemist by all-time bestselling Portuguese language author Paulo Coelho is being turned into a movie.
Will Smith recently shared a teaser of a movie adaptation of the book.
It has sold around 65 million copies in 56 languages, and reputedly holds the Guinness world record for most translated work by a living author.
Paulo Coelho who has years refused to give away the rights to make the movie, has warmed up to the idea.
“I was totally against the project, then I saw PASSION, LOVE AND TALENT. Now I am totally supportive.” he said
TriStar, an American film studio and production company that is a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group president Hannah Minghella spoke about how important making this movie was.
“It is a story I have returned to over the years and it has long been a dream to bring this insightful, magical and cinematic adventure to the screen. It’s easy to see why the book has connected with more than 65 million people around the world, and we’re committed to making a film that authentically captures its power and expands its reach.”
7 Qoutes from The Alchemist you should know:
1. Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself
“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.”
2. What is “true” will always endure
“If what one finds is made of pure matter, it will never spoil. 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.”
3. Break the monotony
“When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.”
4. Embrace the present
“Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man.”
5. Your success has a ripple-effect
“That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
6. Make the decision
“When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he has never dreamed of when he first made the decision.”
7. Be unrealistic
“I see the world in terms of what I would like to see happen, not what actually does.”