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Richard Bach
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The airplane is just a bunch of sticks and wires and cloth, a tool for learning about the sky and about what kind of person I am, when I fly. An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. Those things aren't destructable. Richard Bach
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Why fly? Simple. I'm not happy unless there's some room between me and the ground. Richard Bach
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There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us! Richard Bach
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I think our learning lies along the path of whatever it is we love. Richard Bach
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This kind of thinking, he found, is not the way to make one's self popular with other birds. Even his parents were dismayed as Jonathan spent whole days alone, making hundreds of low-level glides, experimenting. Richard Bach
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He moves not through distance, but through the ranges of satisfaction that come from hauling himself up into the air with complete and utter control; from knowing himself and knowing his airplane so well that he can come somewhere close to touching, in his own special and solitary way, that thing that is called perfection. Richard Bach
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If we change in different directions, then we don't have any future anyway, do we? I think it's possible for two people to change together, to grow together and enrich instead of diminish each other. The sum of one and one, if they're the right ones, can be infinity! But so often one person drags the other down; one person wants to go up like a balloon and the other's a dead weight. I've always wondered what it would be like if both people, if a woman and a man both wanted to go up like balloons! Richard Bach
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Languages are fluffy big pillows stuffed between nations - what others say is muffled and nearly lost in them, and when we speak their grammar we get feathers in our mouth. It's worth it. What pleasure to phrase an idea, even in child's words, slowly, and sail it across the gulf in another language to a different-speaking human being! Richard Bach
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Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright. Automatically, as we shine who we are, asking ourselves every minute is this what I really want to do, doing it only when we answer yes, automatically that turns away those who have nothing to learn from who we are and attracts those who do, and from whom we have to learn, as well. Richard Bach
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Responsible is Able to respond, Able to answer for the way we choose to live. There's only one person we have to answer to, of course, and that is ourselves. Richard Bach
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We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for our pleasure, living mysteries for the fun of it, choosing disasters triumphs challenges impossible odds, testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and love! 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
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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
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You can achieve a goal; you never really achieve your purpose, because your purpose is ongoing. It never stops. Richard Bach
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Hate is love without enough data. Richard Bach
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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
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... there is such a thing as perfection... and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth.... Richard Bach
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Real love stories never have endings. Richard Bach
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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It's not when you start that makes your success in the world, but when you quit. Richard Bach
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How is it we"re the lucky ones, living a life that the children-we-were took for dreams? Richard Bach
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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
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I have a way of finding what is true for me, and it's not finished yet. Richard Bach
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Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. Richard Bach
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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. Richard Bach
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Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't. Richard Bach
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Learning is finding out what you already know. Richard Bach
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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
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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
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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
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Everything of this life as a mortal is fiction. It seems real, but... Richard Bach
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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
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We magnetize into our lives whatever we hold in our thought. Richard Bach
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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
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I AM! YOU ARE! AND LOVE: IS ALL: THAT MATTERS! Richard Bach
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Like everything else, Fletcher. Practice. Richard Bach
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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
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Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. Richard Bach
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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
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The only way to avoid all frightening choices is to leave society and become a hermit, and that is a frightening choice. Richard Bach
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Heaven isnot a place, and it isnot atime.Heaven isbeing perfect. Richard Bach
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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
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If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. Richard Bach
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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. Richard Bach
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Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. Richard Bach
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Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. Richard Bach
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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
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Whatever enchants also guides and protects. Richard Bach
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How is it we're the lucky ones, living a life that the children-we-were took for dreams? Richard Bach
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Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important, sometimes. Richard Bach
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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
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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
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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
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The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Richard Bach
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Having made the decision to love, had I chosen life instead of death? Richard Bach
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In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime. Richard Bach
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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
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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
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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
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As long as we believe in sequential time, we see becoming instead of being. Beyond time, we are all one. Richard Bach
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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
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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
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