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71 Inspirational Alchemy Quotes About Life (SPIRITUAL)

Top 10 Most Famous Alchemy Quotes

“Awareness is the greatest alchemy there is. Just go on becoming more and more aware you will find your life changing for the better in every possible dimension. It will bring great fulfilment.”

Rajneesh
You are an alchemist; make gold of that. - William Shakespeare
You are an alchemist; make gold of that. – William Shakespeare
True alchemy lies in this formula 'Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse.' - Arthur Rimbaud
True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse.’ – Arthur Rimbaud

“What the great mentor is always looking for is a person who is willing to tap his genius, to put it through the refiner’s fire, to do the hard work to develop it. Indeed, mentoring is the medieval art of alchemy-turning plain old human steel into hearts and minds of gold.”

Oliver DeMille
Some of us are able to alchemize our hurt into kindness and trust. Others repeat the cycle, wielding their wounds as a weapon. - Cedar McCloud
Some of us are able to alchemize our hurt into kindness and trust. Others repeat the cycle, wielding their wounds as a weapon. – Cedar McCloud

“Creating your own unique lane, creates a way for you to fully thrive as an individual. It shows you how to kick down the door of opportunity without waiting for it to be given to you. You already have the tools you need to alchemize this. But you will have to travel within to see what they are. Here’s a hint: These are the gifts you’ve been in denial about for most of your life.”

Robin S. Baker
The secrets of alchemy exist to transform mortals from a state of suffering and ignorance to a state of enlightenment and bliss. - Deepak Chopra
The secrets of alchemy exist to transform mortals from a state of suffering and ignorance to a state of enlightenment and bliss. – Deepak Chopra

“Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious.”

Carl Jung
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. - William H. Gass
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. – William H. Gass
Every transformation precedes the letting go of your previous state. - Levi Ramos
Every transformation precedes the letting go of your previous state. – Levi Ramos

2 Alchemy quotes about journey

“This is why alchemy exists, the boy said. So that everyone will search for his treasure, find it, and then want to be better than he was in his former life. Lead will play its role until the world has no further need for lead; and then lead will have to turn itself into gold. That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”

Paulo Coelho

“Every human being has gone through a tragedy of sorts. And the idea is that you have two paths you can take, you can find that alchemy that turns lead into gold, find that magic where you can see the loss as an entry point for learning and grow from it and become wiser and stronger.”

Jillian Michaels

5 Motivational Alchemy Quotes that will make you happy

“The beautiful souls of the world have an art of saintly alchemy, by which bitterness is converted into kindness, the gall of human experience into gentleness, ingratitude into benefits, insults into pardon.”

Henri Frederic Amiel
Agriculture is the noblest of all alchemy; for it turns earth, and even manure, into gold, conferring upon its cultivator the additional reward of health. — Paul Chatfield
Agriculture is the noblest of all alchemy; for it turns earth, and even manure, into gold, conferring upon its cultivator the additional reward of health. — Paul Chatfield
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness. - Pearl S. Buck
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness. – Pearl S. Buck
Alchemy is a kind of philosophy a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding. - Marcel Duchamp
Alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding. – Marcel Duchamp
There are so many different things that create an alchemy of success. Just like there are so many different things that create an alchemy of a failure. - Courtney A. Kemp
There are so many different things that create an alchemy of success. Just like there are so many different things that create an alchemy of a failure. – Courtney A. Kemp

9 Alchemy Quotes in Medicine and Science

“I like to think of synthetic biology as liquid alchemy, only instead of transmuting precious metals, you’re synthesizing new biological functionality inside very small channels. It’s called microfluidics.”

Neri Oxman
Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines. - Paracelsus
Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines. – Paracelsus
Chymia, or Alchemy and Spagyrism, is the art of resolving compound bodies into their principles and of combining these again. - Georg Ernst Stahl
Chymia, or Alchemy and Spagyrism, is the art of resolving compound bodies into their principles and of combining these again. – Georg Ernst Stahl

“Amplifying atoms is more subtle than amplifying electromagnetic waves because atoms can only change their quantum state and cannot be created. Therefore, even if one could amplify gold atoms, one would not realize the dreams of medieval alchemy.”

Wolfgang Ketterle
Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physician should not be influenced by such judgements. - Paracelsus
Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physician should not be influenced by such judgements. – Paracelsus
There's something called From 'Alchemy to Quarks,' which will teach you everything you have to know, you want to know, about physics. - Sheldon Lee Glashow
There’s something called From ‘Alchemy to Quarks,’ which will teach you everything you have to know, you want to know, about physics. – Sheldon Lee Glashow

“Everyone knows we take our time. We’re really trying to be responsible with ourselves in trying to discover ideas that haven’t been discovered before. It’s kind of an alchemy, how we experiment.”

Justin Chancellor
This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine. - Paracelsus
This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine. – Paracelsus
Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. - Paracelsus
Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. – Paracelsus

12 Alchemy Quotes on Writing and Art

“I think at some level, it’s just alchemy that we, as writers, can’t explain when we write the characters. I don’t set out to create the characters – they’re not, to me, collections of quirks that I can put together. I discover the characters, instead. I usually go through a standard set of interview questions with the character in the beginning and ask the vital stuff: What’s important to you? What do you love? Hate? Fear? and then I know where to start. But the characters just grow on their own, at a certain point. And start surprising me.”

Rachel Caine
Poetry is the alchemy which teaches us to convert ordinary materials into gold. - Anais Nin
Poetry is the alchemy which teaches us to convert ordinary materials into gold. – Anais Nin
At its essence, art is an alchemical process. Alchemy is a process of transformation. - Julia Cameron
At its essence, art is an alchemical process. Alchemy is a process of transformation. – Julia Cameron

“Rational intelligence is dangerous and leads to ratiocination. The painter is a medium who doesn’t realize what he is doing. No translation can express the mystery of sensibility, a word, still unreliable, which is nevertheless the basis of painting or poetry, like a kind of alchemy.”

Marcel Duchamp
None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry. - Edith Hamilton
None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry. – Edith Hamilton
Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast. - Robert Morgan
Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It’s delightful to distort size, to see something that’s tiny as though it were vast. – Robert Morgan

“Things may not be immediately discernible in what a man writes, and in this sometimes he is fortunate; but eventually they are quite clear, and by these and the degree of alchemy that he possesses, he will endure or be forgotten.”

Ernest Hemingway

“The alchemy of good curating amounts to this: Sometimes, placing one work of art near another makes one plus one equal three. Two artworks arranged alchemically leave each intact, transform both, and create a third thing.”

Jerry Saltz

“Not to say people shouldn’t get rich from art. I adore the alchemy wherein artists who cast a complex spell make rich people give them their money. (Just writing it makes me cackle.) But too many artists have been making money without magic.”

Jerry Saltz

“We know the seductive alchemy of art. To transform private anguish into a narrative of truth, if not beauty; to make sense where there was none; to bring order out of chaos – these are the promises art makes.”

Kathryn Harrison

“In ‘A Poetics of Optics,’ Equi writes that ‘all images bank on alchemy.’ This idea captures her fundamental sense of poetry as turning common material into something rare and valuable.”

Floyd Skloot

“It’s hard to describe one’s own alchemy that makes one into a writer, but I definitely think American language is so interesting, and specifically Southern language and black Southern language; it’s hard to separate Southern language from black language.”

Kevin Young

4 Alchemy Quotes on Politics and Leadership

“In this way, there is a strange alchemy to modern campaigning: a candidate must highlight the urgency of the choice facing voters and suggest the possibility – but not probability – of defeat.”

Alex Wagner
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. - Henry A. Kissinger
Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. – Henry A. Kissinger
Voting is like alchemy - taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. - Sharon Salzberg
Voting is like alchemy – taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. – Sharon Salzberg

“Perhaps it’s time to stop analyzing Sarah Palin as a politician. Maybe, in her own muddled way, she is at last owning up to the fact that she has been miscast. You don’t need politics anymore once you’ve discovered that the alchemy of celebrity has turned you into a 24-carat phenomenon.”

Tina Brown

5 Alchemy Quotes on Magic

“I took a course on ‘Magic, Alchemy, and Astrology’ at Mount Holyoke, and it was a whole new awakening for me, a way of thinking about the world primarily in terms of concepts and words rather than mathematical formulas.”

Deborah Harkness
My work is like a dialogue between me and unseen powers, like alchemy. - Cai Guo-Qiang
My work is like a dialogue between me and unseen powers, like alchemy. – Cai Guo-Qiang
Wizarding is technical to me. When you get something that adds up to more than the sum of its parts, that feeling is magic to me. That's a kind of alchemy. - Jamie Parker
Wizarding is technical to me. When you get something that adds up to more than the sum of its parts, that feeling is magic to me. That’s a kind of alchemy. – Jamie Parker

“Everything I do is alchemy. That’s why I believe in magic. Not black magic, not the satanic magic that they practice in Hollywood and that the deep state practices and that the media practice. I believe in good magic, light magic, alchametic magic.”

Mike Cernovich
You can make a good show, but you still need some magical alchemy to get people to watch. - Shawn Ryan
You can make a good show, but you still need some magical alchemy to get people to watch. – Shawn Ryan

6 Alchemy Quotes on Food and Cooking

“You don’t have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts. Fancy ingredients or recipes not required; simple, made-up things are usually even better.”

Erin Morgenstern
I love the alchemy of cooking, the theatre of it. It's creating something. - Anthony Warlow
I love the alchemy of cooking, the theatre of it. It’s creating something. – Anthony Warlow

“It’s striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate.”

Alain Ducasse
I think what I love most about the raw food thing is it's real alchemy. It's a really interesting science, and I think for a creative person, it's a great way to eat. - Boy George
I think what I love most about the raw food thing is it’s real alchemy. It’s a really interesting science, and I think for a creative person, it’s a great way to eat. – Boy George

“I think cooking has the same creative process as designing, where you have the ingredients, you have the alchemy part of it, and you have the satisfaction of seeing your creation become a reality.”

Cynthia Rowley

“Supermarkets and specialist suppliers will have you believe there are great substitutes for cheese. There are not. No vegan cheese tastes anything like decent cheese, and melting cheese might as well be alchemy as far as the vegan cheese industry is concerned.”

Romesh Ranganathan

5 Alchemy Quotes on Actors, Movies and TV shows

“Actors are exposed in a way that nobody else can understand. They are subject to the likes and dislikes of people their entire life, no matter how successful they are. At the same time, in order to be liked, you have to not be yourself. So it’s a very complicated human exercise – an alchemy that I have never understood.”

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
There's an alchemy that happens in my eyes when you mix it up, when you have a seasoned actor on set and your first-timer. - Sean Baker
There’s an alchemy that happens in my eyes when you mix it up, when you have a seasoned actor on set and your first-timer. – Sean Baker

“Obviously, ‘Twilight’ had its own alchemy that was amazing, just phenomenal. Nobody thought it was going to make any money. Paramount wouldn’t make the movie. Fox wouldn’t make it. Nobody wanted to do it.”

Catherine Hardwicke

“‘Lost Girl’ has just proven to be one of those shows that people enjoy watching. It has an alchemy about it. It’s an escape or a release for people, and that’s the best we can hope for.”

Kris Holden-Ried

“There’s something about the alchemy of the show – the actors, the writers, the directors, the editors – that makes ‘Parenthood‘ unique. You get so deeply embedded with these characters because you go through life with them, and that’s our priority.”

Jason Katims

2 Alchemy Quotes on Education

“As Indians, we must of course learn from the past; but we must remain focused on the future. In my view, education is the true alchemy that can bring India its next golden age.”

Pranab Mukherjee
School librarians play such an enormous role in bringing children to books they are going to enjoy. It's a magic alchemy when that works. - Chris Riddell
School librarians play such an enormous role in bringing children to books they are going to enjoy. It’s a magic alchemy when that works. – Chris Riddell

3 Alchemy Quotes on Music

“George had performed musical alchemy, distilling the essence of Christmas into music. Adding a lyric which told the tale of betrayed love was a masterstroke and, as he did so often, he touched hearts.”

Andrew Ridgeley
I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that's where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is. - Amanda Palmer
I draw the line at letting people into my songwriting cave. To me, that’s where the alchemy happens and where the mystery is. – Amanda Palmer
Alchemy is one of the good quote-unquote south-Asian experiences in that it has a wide variety of classical to experimental music. - Anoushka Shankar
Alchemy is one of the good quote-unquote south-Asian experiences in that it has a wide variety of classical to experimental music. – Anoushka Shankar

9 Quotes about alchemy to ponder

“Humankind cannot gain something without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. This is Alchemy’s First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world’s one, and only, truth.”

Hiromu Arakawa
I like to use the term alchemy, which is the soul of the world, or those of Jung's collective unconscious. You connect with a space where everything is. - Paulo Coelho
I like to use the term alchemy, which is the soul of the world, or those of Jung’s collective unconscious. You connect with a space where everything is. – Paulo Coelho
I am inspired by alchemy and all things continuous, uninterrupted, and effortlessly fused into wholes. - Neri Oxman
I am inspired by alchemy and all things continuous, uninterrupted, and effortlessly fused into wholes. – Neri Oxman

“Thanks to his complex convictions, made strong with the forces of animus and anima, the alchemist believes he is seizing the soul of the world, participating in the soul of the world. Thus, from the world to the man, alchemy is a problem of souls.”

Gaston Bachelard
I deny morality as I deny alchemy. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I deny morality as I deny alchemy. – Friedrich Nietzsche

“20th-century totalitarian movements were no more defined by a rejection of Judeo-Christianity than they were defined by a rejection of astrology, alchemy, Confucianism, Scientology, or any of hundreds of other belief systems.”

Steven Pinker
I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose. - William Temple
I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose. – William Temple
The alchemy of a fight card is a mysterious thing. Even the most meticulous matchmaking can sometimes misfire. - Katie Kitamura
The alchemy of a fight card is a mysterious thing. Even the most meticulous matchmaking can sometimes misfire. – Katie Kitamura

“It’s a funny thing: my name in Arabic means hope, so I suppose I have to live by that principle. Hope is desire, feeling, and investing in a projection of something that doesn’t yet exist. At its best, you witness its alchemy in your life, turning something that was once in the mind into reality. At its worst, it’s delusion.”

Aml Ameen

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