in page 119
"let me tell you what will happen. youll be the counselor of the oasis. you have enough gold to buy many sheep and many camels. youll marry fatima, and youll both be happy for a year. youll learn to love the desert, and youll get to know everyone of the fifty thousand palms. youll watch them as they grow demostrating how the world is always changing....."
-the alchemist talking to santiago