1. "I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected."
2. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
3. When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
4. The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.
5. Sometimes, there's just no way to hold back the river.
6. Maktub. It is written.
7. The closer one gets to realizing his Personal Legend, the more that Personal Legend becomes his true reason for being, thought the boy.
8. "I'm a woman of the desert," she said, averting her face. "But above all, I'm a woman."
9. Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.