Monday, 11 October 2010


I read this in a book called The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho.  I've been reading small dribs and drabs of it over the past several months.  I've not yet finished it, and I'm not convinced it's any good, because I keep losing the thread, but I like this quote, so I offer you a paraphrase.  It's in the context of your religion forbidding consumption of specific things.

It's not what goes in your mouth that is evil, but what comes out.
Later: well, it's a nice little story, but I didn't (even from the start) like the way it was wrapped up with religious and other stuperstitious   overtones.  It could easily have been written without the silly fairy-story aspects, but I guess you can't have everything.  I must have liked it a bit - I finished it!

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