50 Alchemy Quotes and Sayings You Should Read

Alchemy Quotes

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. ~ William H. Gass


You are an alchemist; make gold of that. ~ William Shakespeare.

Medicine rests upon four pillars – philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics. ~ Paracelsus.

At its essence, art is an alchemical process. Alchemy is a process of transformation. ~ Julia Cameron.

The secrets of alchemy exist to transform mortals from a state of suffering and ignorance to a state of enlightenment and bliss. ~ Deepak Chopra.

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.

The alchemy of a fight card is a mysterious thing. Even the most meticulous matchmaking can sometimes misfire. ~ Katie Kitamura.

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.

This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine. ~ Paracelsus.

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.

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.


I am inspired by alchemy and all things continuous, uninterrupted, and effortlessly fused into wholes. ~ Neri Oxman.

Alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding. ~ Marcel Duchamp.

I deny morality as I deny alchemy. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

What I write about comes to me – before or after my writing. What is this? Is it some kind of alchemy? ~ Suzy Davies.

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.

Whatever awakens you to your alchemist is the elixir you need. ~ Iva Kenaz.

Despite all its successes, machine learning is still in the alchemy stage of science. ~ Pedro Domingos.

When anger, lust etc. knocks at your door, the fighter inside you wants to go with them, the moralist inside you wants to block them, and the alchemist inside you wants to take them in and transform them into higher energy. ~ Shunya.

Best Alchemy Quotes

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.

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.

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.


Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision. ~ Henry Kissinger.

My work is like a dialogue between me and unseen powers, like alchemy. ~ Cai Guo-Qiang.

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.

Voting is like alchemy – taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. ~ Sharon Salzberg.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Famous Alchemy Quotes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.

Popular Alchemy Quotes

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Poetry is the alchemy which teaches us to convert ordinary materials into gold. ~ Anais Nin.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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