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RICHARD BACH QUOTES

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

RICHARD BACH, Illusions

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.

RICHARD BACH, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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.

RICHARD BACH, The Bridge Across Forever

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

RICHARD BACH, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

My airplane is quiet, and for a moment still an alien, still a stranger to the ground, I am home.

RICHARD BACH, Stranger to the Ground

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.

RICHARD BACH, Illusions

Reality is divinely indifferent.

RICHARD BACH, Illusions

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.

RICHARD BACH, Illusions

The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."

RICHARD BACH, Illusions

An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding.

RICHARD BACH, Nothing by Chance

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid.

RICHARD BACH

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

RICHARD BACH, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.

RICHARD BACH, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

The simplest things are often the truest.

RICHARD BACH, attributed, Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight--how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly.

RICHARD BACH, Jonathan Livingston Seagull


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