Inspirational Alchemy Quotes On Soul, Love, Spiritual

These alchemy quotes will inspire you. Alchemy the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold or find a universal elixir; or a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging alchemy quotes, alchemy sayings, and alchemy proverbs.

Best Alchemy Quotes

  1. “Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.” ~ Paracelsus
  2. “You are an alchemist; make gold of that.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “At it’s essence, art is an alchemical process. Alchemy is a process of transformation.” ~ Julia Cameron
  4. “To obtain something, something of equal value must be given.” ~ Hiromu Arakawa

  5. “True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse’.” ~ Arthur Rimbaud
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “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

  9. “”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
  10. “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 , Soul alchemy quotes
  11. “Religion is not about accepting twenty impossible propositions before breakfast, but about doing things that change you. It is a moral aesthetic, an ethical alchemy. If you behave in a certain way, you will be transformed. The myths and laws of religion are not true because they they conform to some metaphysical, scientific or historical reality but because they are life enhancing. They tell you how human nature functions, but you will not discover their truth unless you apply these myths and doctrines to your own life and put them into practice.” ~ Karen Armstrong
  12. “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

  13. “This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine.” ~ Paracelsus
  14. “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 fulfillment” ~ Rajneesh
  15. “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
  16. “Poetry is the alchemy which teaches us to convert ordinary materials into gold.” ~ Anais Nin

  17. “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
  18. “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 , Alchemy quotes love
  19. “For I am every dead thing In whom love wrought new alchemy For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness He ruined me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death; things which are not.” ~ John Donne
  20. “What’s the world’s greatest lie?… It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  21. “Chymia, or Alchemy and Spagyrism, is the art of resolving compound bodies into their principles and of combining these again.” ~ Georg Ernst Stahl
  22. “This process is alchemy: its founder is the smith Vulcan.” ~ Paracelsus
  23. “Although Alchemy has now fallen into contempt, and is even considered a thing of the past, the physician should not be influenced by such judgments.” ~ Paracelsus
  24. “Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger

  25. “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
  26. “The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense put together in a kind of alchemy.” ~ Francis Ford Coppola
  27. “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
  28. “You can make a good show, but you still need some magical alchemy to get people to watch.” ~ Shawn Ryan

  29. “As the last drops fell from the glass to my tongue, I wondered – only for an instant – what perhaps I’d never know. What would it taste like, what would it feel like, if that liquid sliding down my throat was not champagne. But the elixir of life. Katherine Neville.” ~ Bill Vaughan
  30. “I’ve never wanted to be a witch, but an alchemist, now that’s a different matter. To invent this wizard world, I’ve learned a ridiculous amount about alchemy. Perhaps much of it I’ll never use in the books, but I have to know in detail what magic can and cannot do in order to set the parameters and establish the stories’ internal logic.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  31. “Alchemy is about the generation of a psychic construct, a wholeness, a thing which has many properties, which is paradoxical, which is both mind and matter, which can do anything.” ~ Terence McKenna
  32. “The real alchemy consists in being able to turn gold back again into something else, and that’s the secret that most of your friends have lost.” ~ Edith Wharton

  33. “Religion isn’t about believing things. It’s ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.” ~ Karen Armstrong
  34. “I often felt better as soon as I swallowed my vitamin C, long before it had time to take effect. Medical researchers call it ‘placebo effect’; I prefer to call it magic, for it occurs when something – a pill or a word – is imbued with power and meaning, and so it becomes effective. That is alchemy.” ~ Kat Duff
  35. “In the new alchemy, we have a similar kind of way of thinking. Our internal space includes our intuitions, our thoughts, our senses and our feelings, and from these we construct or build a picture of the outside world. From intuition and thought, we construct time. We also construct space from thought and our sensations. From our senses and our feelings, we experience energy, and from our intuitions and our feelings, we experience motion.” ~ Fred Alan Wolf
  36. “The light needs only our trust And, of course, the darkness To work its eternal alchemy.” ~ Scott Hastie

  37. “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.” ~ Erin Morgenstern
  38. “Gratitude helps us stop trying to control outcomes. It is the key that unlocks positive energy in our life. It is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts.” ~ Melody Beattie
  39. “If you become more sensitive to beauty, to poetry, that means your love has blossomed. And all the energy that has been left by fear, anger, and hate, will be taken over by your love, your sensitivity, your compassion, your creativity. This is the whole alchemy of changing base metals into gold.” ~ Rajneesh
  40. “Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter.” ~ Terence McKenna

  41. “We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun. We are not afraid of the darkness. We trust that the moon shall guide us. We are determining the future at this very moment. We know that the heart is the philosopher’s stone. Our music is our alchemy.” ~ Saul Williams
  42. “The alchemist of the West has turned stone into glass But my alchemy has transmuted glass into flint Pharaohs of today have stalked me in vain” ~ Muhammad Iqbal
  43. “Or perhaps it is some combination of spirit and desire, love and hope, some alchemy that we each possess and can put to use, if we first know where to look without flinching.” ~ Libba Bray
  44. “Only by discovering alchemy have I clearly understood that the Unconscious is a process and that ego’s rapport with the Unconscious and its contents initiate an evolution, more precisely, a real metamorphosis of the psyche.” ~ Carl Jung

  45. “I can’t explain the alchemy that transmuted one evening into the equivalent of years held lightly in common. The only way I can put it is that we recognized, too surely even for surprise, that we shared the same currency.” ~ Tana French
  46. “Mid-summer … when the alchemy of Nature transmutes the sylvan landscape to one vivid and almost homogeneous mass of green; when the senses are well-nigh intoxicated with the surging seas of moist verdure and the subtly indefinable odors of the soil and the vegetation. In such surroundings the mind loses its perspective; time and space become trivial and unreal, and echoes of a forgotten prehistoric past beat insistently upon the enthralled consciousness.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  47. “endurance of inescapable sorrow is something which has to be learned alone. And only to endure is not enough. Endurance can be a harsh and bitter root in one’s life, bearing poisonous and gloomy fruit, destroying other lives. Endurance is only the beginning. There must be acceptance and the knowledge that sorrowfully accepted brings its own gifts. For 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
  48. “Philosophy begins where religion ends, just as by analogy chemistry begins where alchemy runs out, and astronomy takes the place of astrology.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

  49. “Writing is alchemy. Dross becomes gold. Experience is transformed. Pain is changed. Suffering may become song. The ordinary or horrible is pushed by the will of the writer into grace or redemption, a prophetic wail, a screed for justice, an elegy of sadness or sorrow. … There is always a tension between experience and the thing that finally carries it forward, bears its weight, holds it in. Without that tension, one might as well write a shopping list.” ~ Andrea Dworkin
  50. “The real alchemy is transforming the base self into gold or into spiritual awareness. That’s really what new alchemy’s all about.” ~ Fred Alan Wolf , Spiritual alchemy quotes
  51. “In the alchemy of man’s soul almost all noble attributes- courage, honor, love, hope, faith, duty, loyalty, and so on – can be transmuted into ruthlessness. Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion, even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  52. “The sense of gratitude produces true spiritual alchemy, makes us magnanimous – large souled.” ~ Sam Keen

  53. “I think there is an element of magic in photography – light, chemistry, precious metals – certain alchemy. You can wield a camera like a magic wand almost. Murmur the right words and you can conjure up proof of a dream. I believe in wonder. I look for it in my life every day; I find it in the most ordinary things.” ~ Keith Carter , Alchemy quotes dreams
  54. “” … What if?” Through the alchemy of those two words, something new comes into the world.” ~ David Morrell
  55. “The tragic element in poetry is like Saturn in alchemy, — the Malevolent, the Destroyer of Nature; but without it no true Aurum Potabile, or Elixir of Life, can be made.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  56. “The voice that U hear is the alchemy of Ur mind.” ~ Prince

  57. “Ah me! what wonder-working, occult science Can from the ashes in our hearts once more The rose of youth restore? What craft of alchemy can bid defiance To time and change, and for a single hour Renew this phantom-flower?” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  58. “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. The public does not fully understand the world into which it is going. Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. Those leaders who do not are ultimately judged failures, even though they may be popular at the moment.” ~ Henry A. Kissinger
  59. “Voting is like alchemy – taking an abstract value and breathing life into it.” ~ Sharon Salzberg
  60. “We stole their babes and mothers, chiefs and braves Although we held the whip, you knew we were The real slaves To alchemy, human alchemy.” ~ Andy Partridge

  61. “Time is our most precious currency. So it’s significant that we are being encouraged, wherever possible, to think of our attention not as expenditure but as consumption. This blurring of labor and entertainment forms the basis, for example, of the financial alchemy that conjures deca-billion-dollar valuations for social-networking companies.” ~ Mohsin Hamid
  62. “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
  63. “We are, all of us, crippled and twisted. Most of us strive desperately to keep our grotesqueries out of sight and mind. Our suffering is transformed by an alchemy of the soul into addiction, ulcers, strokes, hatred, even war.” ~ Keith Ablow

  64. “Choicelessness is the alchemy of transformation, of inner mutation. A new being is born who has nothing to do with the past, who is absolutely discontinuous with the past. He has no desire. And when there is no desire, for the first time you live” ~ Rajneesh
  65. “In the Greek way of dealing with alchemy, which was earth, air, fire, and water, these were the objective qualities. Within the objective qualities – things of earth, air, fire, and water – are our subjective experiences of hot, cold, dry, and moist.” ~ Fred Alan Wolf

Alchemy is a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way.

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