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Richard Bach
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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
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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
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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
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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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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 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
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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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Perspective: use it or lose it. Richard Bach
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What a story that would make! How many men and women go through the same rivers, menaced by the same sharp cliches, the same jagged dangers that have threatened us! If the idea stands up, I thought, it would be worth uncovering the typewriter! How Richard-years-ago would have wanted to know: What happens when we set off searching for a soulmate who doesn't exist, and find her? Richard Bach
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We thought humble and proud at the same time, all at once in love again with this painful bittersweet lovely thing called flight. Richard Bach
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Flying prevails whenever a man and his airplane are put to a test of maximum performance. Richard Bach
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The highest art form of all is a human being in control of himself and his airplane in flight, urging the spirit of a machine to match his own. Richard Bach
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I relax my body completely, relax my mind completely, and then imagine myself at a level where anything can happen. Richard Bach
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Silly ideas, worth the admission price in smiles, but they're true. Is high-energy physics interesting because it's true or because it's crazy? Richard Bach
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A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Richard Bach
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All we see of someone at any moment is a snapshot of their life, there in riches or poverty, in joy or despair. Snapshots don't show the million decisions that led to that moment. Richard Bach
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If perfection is stagnation, then Heaven is a swamp. Richard Bach
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The space for what you want is already filled with what you settled for instead. Richard Bach
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Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Richard Bach
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Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again Richard Bach
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Grief is no more necessary when we understand death than fear is necessary when we understand flying. Richard Bach
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Remember the high board at the swimming pool? After days of looking up at it you finally climbed the wet steps to the platform. From there, it was higher than ever. There were only two ways down: the steps to defeat of the dive to victory. You stood on the edge, shivering in the hot sun, deathly afraid. At last you leaned too far forward, it was too late for retreat, and you dived. The high board was conquered, and you spent the rest of the day diving. Climbing a thousand high boards, we demolish fear, and turn into human beings. Richard Bach
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For a moment, off balance, was I annoyed? Anger is always fear, I thought, and fear is always fear of loss. Would I lose myself if he made those choices? It took a second to settle down: I'd lose nothing. They'd be his wishes, not mine, and he's free to live as he wants. The loss would come if I dared force him, tried to live for him and me as well. There'd be disaster worse than life on a bar stool. Richard Bach
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In spite of my study, I have learned. Every grand religion begins in light. Yet only hearts hold light. Pages cannot. I have paper in my hands. Give these words to the world and they will be loved and understood by those who already know their truth. The truth doesn't burn. The truth waits for anyone who wishes to find it... only these pages will burn. At one with the stars... with the pages and their love... one with everything that is, that ever was or will be. One. Richard Bach
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull . . . was no ordinary bird. 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
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We don't have rights until we claim them. Richard Bach
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The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach
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That's why love stories don't have endings! They don't have endings because love doesn't end. 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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There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster. Richard Bach
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Have you ever felt so at one with the world, with the universe, with everything that is, that you were overcome with love? That is reality. That is the truth. What we make of it is up to us, as the painting of the sunrise is up to the artist. In our world humanity has strayed from that love. It lives hatred and power struggles and manipulations of the earth itself for its own narrow reasons. Continue and no one will see the sunrise. The sunrise will always exist, of course, but people on earth will know nothing of it and finally even stories of its beauty will fade from our knowing. Richard Bach
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It must happen to us all...We pack up what we've learned so far and leave the familiar behind. No fun, that shearing separation, but somewhere within, we must dimly know that saying goodbye to safety brings the only security we'll ever know. Richard Bach
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Win by losing. Before your outer walls break, as break they must, build an inner place to protect your truth. Protect that you are infinite life, choosing its playground; protect that the world you know exists with your consent and for your own good reasons; protect that your purpose and mission is to shine love in your own playful way, in the moments you decide will be most dramatic. Richard Bach
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Reality is divinely indifferent. Richard Bach
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Believe you know all the answers, and you know all the answers. Believe you're a master, and you are. Richard Bach
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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. Richard Bach
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You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel. Richard Bach
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The only true law is that which leads to freedom, Richard Bach
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The first prerequisite of an advanced being is a sense of humor. Richard Bach
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How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit, but us? Who can change it, any time we wish, but us? Richard Bach
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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. Richard Bach
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Humanity is not a gift of nature, it is a spiritual achievement to be earned. Richard Bach
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Anything we need to know, we can learn it from a book. Richard Bach
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Care about understanding and before you know it, in just a few decades, you'll have a system of thinking that gives you answers whenever you ask. Richard Bach
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It doesn't matter whether they [beloved ones] are on this planet or not on this planet anymore. Once something is bound by love, as long as that love exists, there is nothing that can separate us. There is the appearance of separation, but the heart, it always treasures and values that. Richard Bach
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Reason and intellect are opening wedges in an understanding of reality. Richard Bach
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There is a sense of oneness that from time to time I'm aware of in my life. Certainly not all the time, and there are times when I get frightened and when I get upset. But at the best of times, it's a personal oneness. Richard Bach
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There's this wonderful and very important event when we're born, and we forget everything that's gone before, or else we'd be such a mass of rememberings that we couldn't operate successfully on this planet. Richard Bach
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Sometimes when you say goodbye, that's the right thing to do in a relationship. Richard Bach
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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. Richard Bach
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The things we own, the places we live, the events of our lives: empty settings. How easy to chase after settings, and forget diamonds! The only thing that matters, at the end of a stay on earth, is how well did we love, what was the quality of our love? Richard Bach
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The opposite of loneliness, it's not togetherness. It is intimacy. 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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Reputation is what people think you are. Character is who you really are. Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. Richard Bach
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I'm a writer as rarely as possible, when forced by an idea too lovely to let die unwritten Richard Bach
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Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. Richard Bach
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It does' take time to change once you understand the problem...Somebody hands you a rattlesnake, it does' take long to drop it, does it? Richard Bach
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When we put up with any situation we do' have to put up with, it's not because we"re dumb. We put up with it, because we want the lesson only that situation can teach, and we want it more than freedom myself. Richard Bach
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Everything is exactly as it is for a reason. The crumb on your table is no mystical reminder of this morning's cookie, it is there because you have chosen not to remove it. No exceptions. Richard Bach
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No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it. Richard Bach
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When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that's going to matter is 'What is the quality of our love?' Richard Bach
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If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all. Richard Bach
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So much of what we said sounded crazy, yet none of it was false... as if two theoretical physicists stood on stage to say that when we travel near lightspeed, we get younger than nontravellers; that a mile of space next to the sun is differnt than a mile of space next to the earth because the sun-mile space is curved more than the the earth-mile. Silly ideas, worth the admission price in smiles, but they're true. Is high-energy physics interesting because it's true or because it's crazy? Richard Bach
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We design our lives through the power of our choices. We feel most helpless when we've made choices by default, when we haven't designed our lives on our own. Richard Bach
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No matter how qualified you are, you won't reach a better life until you imagine it. Richard Bach
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Everybody is given a Dream... you may have to work for it however... Richard Bach
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We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. Richard Bach
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Amazing. You were so attached to it, and it still disappeared for you." "Attached! I was whocking that cloud with everything I had! Fireballs, laser beams, vacuum cleaner a block high..." "Negative attachments, Richard. If you really want to remove a cloud from your life, you do not make a big production out of it, you just relax and remove it from your thinking. That's all there is to it. Richard Bach
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You are free to smile in the midst of massive tests and challenges, knowing that you have chosen to play this game, and that you have dominion over all the appearances of earth. Richard Bach
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Part One: I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. Part Two: Everybody else is free to do whatever they feel like doing, for a living. Part Three: 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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