44 Remarkable Richard Bach Quotes

44 Remarkable Richard Bach Quotes

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Richard Bach is a writer from Oak Park, Illinois. One of his most famous works of literature is his best seller Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. His books are usually about flying, fantasy, and philosophy. He still writes and is currently 77 years old.

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now.”

“As long as we believe in sequential time, we see becoming, instead of being. Beyond time, we’re all one.”

“Believe you know all the answers, and you know all the answers. Believe you’re a master, and you are.”

“But the speed was power, and the speed was joy, and the speed was pure beauty.”

“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.”

“Everything in this book may be wrong.”

“Evolution made civilization steward of this planet. A hundred thousand years later, the steward stood before evolution not helper but destroyer, not healer but parasite. So evolution
withdrew its gift, passed civilization by, rescued the planet from intelligence and handed it to Love.”

“For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.”

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”

“How easy it is to be compassionate when it’s yourself you see in trouble.”

“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.”

“If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.”

“If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.”

“If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.”

“It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid?”

“Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with these gone from his thoughts, he lived a long fine life indeed.”

“Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers,

“No one does anything uncharacteristic of who they are.”

“Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true.”

“Nothing good is a miracle, nothing lovely is a dream.”

“Nothing happens by chance, my friend… No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, we may not see it all real
clear right now, but we will, before long.”

“Perspective— Use It or Lose It. If you turned to this page, you’re forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality. Think about that.”

“Remember where you came from, where you’re going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place.”

“That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to
other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.”

“The gull sees farthest who flies highest.”

“The gulls who scorn perfection for the sake of travel go nowhere, slowly. Those who put aside travel for the sake of perfection go anywhere, instantly.”

“The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

“The Master answered and said “Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river.”

“The only obligation we have in any lifetime is to be true to ourselves.”

“The opposite of loneliness, it’s not togetherness. It is intimacy.”

“The original sin is to limit the Is. —Don’t.”

“The simplest things are often the truest.”

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”

“To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.”

“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.”

“We’re all the sons of God, or children of the Is, or ideas of the Mind, or however else you want to say it.”

“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.”

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it however.”

“You have no birthday because you have always lived; you were never born, and never will die. You are not the child of the people you call mother and father, but their fellow-adventurer on a
bright journey to understand the things that are.”

“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.”

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”

“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”