If you want to become an alchemist, its in everyday life that you've the opportunity to do an alchemical work in the laboratory within yourself
"If you want to become an alchemist, you do not have to bury yourself in old books of magic, still less set up a laboratory. It is in everyday life that you have the opportunity to do an alchemical work in the laboratory within yourself, by making an effort to transform whatever is negative. Try to transform everything instead of complaining about someone giving you a dark look, another not greeting you or a third hurting you! Tell yourself that these are like rocks being thrown at you, and that this raw material can be transformed into precious stones. So many rocks have been thrown at great masters and initiates... mountains of rocks from all over! But they found a way to transform them into precious stones. They worked on the rocks that had been thrown at them, transforming them into treasures for us. This is true alchemy. If the earth can transform raw material into precious stones, so can we! A human being possesses all forces and powers; even the philosopher's stone, which transforms lead into gold, is present within him, but he must first learn to work in his inner laboratory."