Richard Bach Quotes & Wallpapers

Richard Bach
Total Quotes: 509

We're different, we're the same. You thought you'd never find a word to say to a woman who didn't fly airplanes. I couldn't imagine myself spending time with a man who didn't love music. Could it be it's not as important to be alike as it is to be curious? Because we're different, we can have the fun of exchanging worlds, giving our loves and excitements to each other. You can learn music, I can learn flying. And that's only the beginning. I think it would go on for us as long as we live. Richard Bach

Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another. Richard Bach

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

A drug for everything is madness. Legal or not, prescribed or not, over-counter under-counter bought for blood on street-corners-every pill separates us from knowing our own completion and from being taught by what's true. Richard Bach

The one thing we fear most is the one thing that is not possible: We cannot die, we cannot be destroyed. Richard Bach

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

Only a few people are interested in what you have to say, but that is all right. You don't have to tell the quality of a master by the size of his crowds. Richard Bach

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

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

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

Do you ever have the feeling you're a tourist on earth? 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

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

I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. That or nothing. I realized that what I'm looking for is not what you're looking for. You don't want what I want. Richard Bach

Such promises are only for the gulls that accept the ordinary. One who has touched excellence in his learning has no need of that kind of promise. Richard Bach

He wanted so much to ask, and he dared so little to know. Richard Bach

We love action and adventure, but we use it to go out and start wars and kill people. Richard Bach

When one individual writer sings her song of beauty, she changes the lives of a million others. Richard Bach

Judge not by the form of the messenger, but the form of the message. Richard Bach

When we're born on this planet, we're taught to believe that what we see is real. But as we grow in understanding, we recognize first that we've been hypnotized by that reaching, and second that it's within our power to de-hypnotize ourselves. And as we do that, the illusion appears to change, to come in harmony with what we most value. If we most value love, we will begin to see more and more love and joy and adventure-creative expressions of life shimmering everywhere around us. Richard Bach

You'd chosen to be an upright biped on the surface of a small planet of a minor sun on the edge of a minor galaxy of one of the multiple trillions of universes. That's OK. It doesn't matter what form you take. Richard Bach

The great thing about writing is, if you don't like the world, we'll create a different one. Richard Bach

A moment later Jonathan's body wavered in the air, shimmering, and began to go transparent. "Do' let them spread silly rumors about me, or make me a god. O.K., Fletch? I'm a seagull. I like to fly, maybe... Richard Bach

It's okay is a cosmic truth...It's okay. If there were nothing here for us to learn, we would' bother to pay the fare. Richard Bach

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

Why had such a promising world been crucified on the tree of obligation, thorned by duties, hanged by hypocrisy, smothered by customs? Richard Bach

One challenge of our adventure on earth is to rise above dead systems...wars, nations, refuse to be a part of them, and express the highest selves we know how to be. Richard Bach

Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place. Richard Bach

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. Richard Bach

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

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. Richard Bach

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? Richard Bach

Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip," Jonathan would say, other times, "is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too. Richard Bach

Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives. Richard Bach

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. Richard Bach

In order to win, you must expect to win. Richard Bach

Aerodynamics is mathematics for those who haven't learned to do calculus. In my case, too, for one who hasn't learned to add or multiply, at least the first time. Richard Bach

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. Richard Bach

Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true. Richard Bach

Anyone desperate enough for suicide... should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try. Richard Bach

Respect for sovereignity, for privacy, for total independence. Gentle alliances against loneliness, they were, cool rational love-affairs without the love. Richard Bach

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.We fear we will not find love,and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we don't have love we will be unhappy. Richard Bach

You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach

Build an inner place to protect your truth. Richard Bach

Just because somebody drops in on you from another dimension, don't assume they're wiser than you about anything at all, or that they can do anything better than you can do yourself. Discarnate or mortal, what matters about people is what they know. Richard Bach

We wait all these years to find someone who understands us, I thought, someone who accepts us as we are, someone with a wizard's power to melt stone to sunlight, who can bring us happiness in spite of trials, who can face our dragons in the night, who can transform us into the soul we choose to be. Just yesterday I found that magical Someone is the face we see in the mirror: It's us and our homemade masks. Richard Bach

Good and evil are not what our parents told us, not what our church tells us, or our country, not what anybody else tells us! All of us decide good and evil for ourselves, automatically, by choosing what we want to do! Richard Bach

Why, Jon, why?" his mother asked. "Why is it so hard to be like the rest of the flock, Jon? Why can't you leave low flying to the pelicans, the alhatross? Why don't you eat? Son, you're bone and feathers!" "I don't mind being bone and feathers mom. I just want to know what I can do in the air and what I can't, that's all. I just want to know. Richard Bach

If you're always looking at someone else, trying to imitate them, how can your natural gifts ever emerge? Richard Bach

Sometimes when learning comes before experience It doesn't make sense right away. Richard Bach

You choose, you live the consequences. Every yes, no, maybe, creates the school you call your personal experience. Richard Bach

Every real teacher is myself in disguise. Richard Bach

The way to tell if your job is done: if you're alive, you've got a job. Richard Bach

I take the paraglider to the mountain or I roll Daisy out of her hangar and I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I'm just soul on a sunbeam. Richard Bach

The man who flies an airplane ... must believe in the unseen. Richard Bach

For pilots sometimes see behind the curtain, behind the veil of gossamer velvet, and find the truth behind man, the force behind a universe. Richard Bach

So this world, I think, and an indefinite number of other worlds of our creation, are also - we're here for fun; we're here for learning; we're here for remembering who we are, and who we are, are expressions of life so absolutely linked with the life that is, always was, always will be. Richard Bach

I do not enjoy writing at all. If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won't even reach for a pencil. Richard Bach

Mistakes - call them unexpected learning experiences. Richard Bach

Life does not listen to your logic; it goes on its own way, undisturbed. You have to listen to life. Richard Bach

A Name Is A Label, And As Soon As There Is A Label, The Ideas Disappear And Out Comes Label-Worship And Label-Bashing, And Instead Of Living By A Theme Of Ideas, People Begin Dying For Labels... And The Last Thing The World Needs Is Another Religion. Richard Bach

By your choice dwell you now in the world which you have created. What you hold in your heart shall be true, and what you most admire, that shall you become. Richard Bach

Everything in this book may be wrong. - The Savior's Manual Richard Bach

Shop for security over happiness and we buy it at that price. Richard Bach

The gull sees farthest who flies highest. Richard Bach

Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Richard Bach

But the speed was power, and the speed was joy, and the speed was pure beauty. Richard Bach

Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach

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

Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created the mess you got yourself into in the first place. Richard Bach

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