Book: "The Alchemist"
By Paulo Coelho
Intriguing and inspirational. It shares a story of a shepherd boy who follows his personal legend. His story is a metaphor, a metaphor for why the author took so long to fulfill his own dream.
It is a book about pursuing and achieving your dreams. A great read for anyone at any age.
Here are the notable quotes I came upon whilst reading this book:
"The story of one person is the story of every one, and one man's quest is the quest of all of humanity."
Ideas are everywhere. Everywhere I look, there's one. Flip through the pages of a book, there's tons. Ideas expire. They might inspire you for some time, but eventually expire. Either it becomes too late, you grow apart from the idea, and new ideas come to fill your mind.
Ideas are not quite reality. They are a representation of reality. Some ideas are dreams, plans for the future. You might have one. Then another one, and another one. Then you have many. Many ideas. Idea overload. Which one to choose? Which one to work on?
Good question. All ideas are valuable. Yet worthless. Like a map, which is no good unless you use it to understand your reality.