Richard Bach Quotes & Wallpapers

Richard Bach
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Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull's life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed. Richard Bach

Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created the mess you got yourself into in the first place. You're going to die a horrible death, remember. It's all good training, and you'll enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind. Take your dying with some seriousness, however. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less-advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy. Richard Bach

You can achieve a goal; you never really achieve your purpose, because your purpose is ongoing. It never stops. Richard Bach

Hate is love without enough data. Richard Bach

Do you know what I learned from you? I learned what is possible, and now I must hold out for what I thought we had. Richard Bach

... there is such a thing as perfection... and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth.... Richard Bach

Real love stories never have endings. Richard Bach

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

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. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons. Richard Bach

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, and teachers. Richard Bach

I'm utterly convinced of the One-ness of Love and us as its perfect reflection. I am absolutely convinced that the world around us is a world of appearances and anyone who wants to can practice it. Change your thought and your environment will change. It's not instantaneous and sometimes we have to work very hard to make what we want happen. Working hard and holding that thought, it will change. Richard Bach

We [people] have a teacher! The teacher is ourselves! We already know everything we need to know - our challenge is to discover that we know it. Turning to gurus, I think, we become guru-dependent, no different from drug-dependent, alcohol-dependent - needing an outside force to control our lives. Richard Bach

With every decision that anyone makes, the world changes. The decision that we give our consent to is the one that remains in our consciousness, but the one that we didn't make-that alternate world goes on in its own direction. So there's uncountable numbers of alternate "us-es." Richard Bach

I think the source of our sorrow and the source of our joy are intimately entwined. Our sorrow is that we have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten we are one with that source of all life - absolutely indestructible, perfect, joyful. The source of our joy is when we remember that. Richard Bach

"What is my highest sense of right?" we can ask at any decision point in our lives and not worry about if this is going to lose us a lot of money or is this going to make us a lot of money or whatever. Richard Bach

Anything we need to know, we can learn it from a book. Reading, careful study, a little practice, and we"re throwing knives expertly, overhauling engines, speaking Esperanto like natives. Richard Bach

It's not when you start that makes your success in the world, but when you quit. Richard Bach

How is it we"re the lucky ones, living a life that the children-we-were took for dreams? Richard Bach

Choose a love and work to make it true, and somehow, something will happen, something you could' plan, will come along to move like to like, to set you loose, to set you on the way to your next brick wall. Richard Bach

I have a way of finding what is true for me, and it's not finished yet. Richard Bach

He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all Richard Bach

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

At last, the answer why. The lesson that had been so hard to find, so difficult to learn, came quick and clear and simple. The reason for problems is to overcome them. Why, that's the very nature of man, I thought, to press past limits, to prove his freedom. It isn't the challenge that faces us, that determines who we are and what we are becoming, but the way we meet the challenge, whether we toss a match at the wreck or work our way through it, step by step, to freedom. Richard Bach

I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. Richard Bach

True love stories never have endings. Richard Bach

You teach best what you most need to learn. Richard Bach

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us! Richard Bach

Get this in mind early: We never grow up. Richard Bach

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. Richard Bach

The simplest things are often the truest. Richard Bach

I've owned 41 airplanes. A few of them would talk with me. This little seaplane, though, we've had long conversations in flight. There's a spirit in anything, I think, into which we weave our soul. Not many pilots talk about it, but they think about it in the quiet dark of a night flight. Richard Bach

Life's battles don't always go to the strongest or fastest; sooner or later those who win are those who think they can. Richard Bach

There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside. Richard Bach

Rebuilding us. Isn't that what the spirit requires, when we climb over the wreckage of our lives, sometimes, we go on to make our lives our own affirmation? We are perfect expressions of perfect Love, here and now. There is no permanent injury. Richard Bach

Everything of this life as a mortal is fiction. It seems real, but... Richard Bach

Next to God, love is the word most mangled in every language. The highest form of regard between two people is friendship, and when love enters, friendship dies. Richard Bach

We magnetize into our lives whatever we hold in our thought. Richard Bach

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. Richard Bach


Like everything else, Fletcher. Practice. Richard Bach

If we agree that the world is not what it seems, then we have an important question: What shall we do about it? Richard Bach

Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. Richard Bach

Without my airplane I am an ordinary man, and a useless one - a trainer without a horse, a sculptor without marble, a priest without a god. Without an airplane I am a lonely consumer of hamburgers... Richard Bach

The only way to avoid all frightening choices is to leave society and become a hermit, and that is a frightening choice. Richard Bach

Heaven isnot a place, and it isnot atime.Heaven isbeing perfect. Richard Bach

The world is a dream, you say, and it's lovely, sometimes. Sunset. Clouds. Sky." "No. The image is a dream. The beauty is real. Can you see the difference? Richard Bach

Having made the decision to love, had I chosen life instead of death? Richard Bach

In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime. Richard Bach

It had never gotten old for him, flying. Never gone boring. Every engine start was a new adventure, guiding the spirit of a lovely machine back into life; every takeoff blending his spirit with its own to do what's never been done in history, to lift away from the ground and fly. Richard Bach

We can start working with time if you wish," Chiang said, "till you can fly the past and the future. And then you will be ready to begin the most difficult, the most powerful, the most fun of all. You will be ready to begin to fly up and know the meaning of kindness and of love. Richard Bach

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end. Richard Bach

As long as we believe in sequential time, we see becoming instead of being. Beyond time, we are all one. Richard Bach

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? Richard Bach

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. Richard Bach

An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it. Richard Bach

I don't think any of my books tell the reader anything new. But they do remind, in a time that is strident and screeching about the limitations of this world and all the trouble we can get ourselves into. Richard Bach

It's like a pulsar inside me. There is this great burst of energy, forcing me to write, and then the star goes quiet for a time, and I think it's gone, but it's gathering energy for another burst. And I seem to be almost unwilling participants in this. Richard Bach

All of us are called by something in this world that attracts us. And it doesn't matter what it is - you can be an engine mechanic or an aviator or you can be someone who loves their flower garden or the world of commerce or sailboats. Richard Bach

We all know those who draw their boundaries carefully and say, "I'm only human. Nobody's perfect. I accept my limitations." And we know others who take an opposite view and say, "I can do anything I choose to do. It is in my power to change the world." And those are the ones who most often change the world. Richard Bach

Money is a great isolator. In fact, we don't even need to have money or make money, we only need to be perceived as having money to be isolated in the strangest ways from most of the community around us. It reaches the point where a person with money spends a great deal of time reacting to people who are reacting to the money. Richard Bach

If our body is a perfect expression of our thought about body, and if our thought about body is that it's condition has everything to do with inner image and nothing to do with time, then we do' have to be impatient for being too young or frightened of being too old. Richard Bach

Perspective: use it or lose it. Richard Bach

If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice? Richard Bach

Whatever enchants also guides and protects. Richard Bach

How is it we're the lucky ones, living a life that the children-we-were took for dreams? Richard Bach

Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important, sometimes. Richard Bach

We are each given a block of marble when we begin a lifetime, and the tools to shape it into sculpture. We can drag it behind us untouched, we can pound it to gravel, we can shape it into glory. Examples from every other life are left for us to see, lifeworks finished and unfinished, guiding and warning. Near the end our sculpture is nearly finished, and we can smooth and polish what we started years before. We can make our progress then, but to do it we must see past the appearances of age. Richard Bach

Choose a love and work to make it true, and somehow, something will happen, something you couldn't plan, will come along to move like to like, to set you loose, to set you on the way to your next brick wall. Richard Bach

What matters is how I use what I know, every minute of every day; how I use it to remember, in the midst of the game. Richard Bach

The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Richard Bach

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