Richard Bach Quotes (150 Quotes)

    You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.

    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.

    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.

    Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them.

    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.

    Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

    How do you know if your mission in life is finished If you're still alive, it isn't.

    Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull is speaking to his young fledgling son who is learning to fly You will begin to touch heaven ... in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isnt flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesnt have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.... To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.... The trick is to stop seeing yourself as trapped inside a limited body that has a forty-two-inch wingspan and performance that could be plotted on a chart. The trick is to know that your true nature lives, as perfect as an unwritten number, everywhere at once across space and time.

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

    That she won the game startled me cold. The way she won, the pattern of her thought on the chessboard, charmed me warm again and then some.

    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.

    What if somebody came along who could teach me how my world works and how to control it What if I could meet a super-advanced ... what if a Siddhartha or a Jesus came into our time, with power over the illusions of the world because he knew the reality behind them And what if I could meet him in person, if he were flying a biplane, for instance, and landed in the same meadow with me.

    We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves Who's to blame, who's to credit but us Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us

    The gulls who scorn perfection for the sake of travel go nowhere, slowly.

    It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost.

    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.

    There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster

    There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.

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

    What are we trying to practice every day If our friendship depends onthings like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time,we've destroyed our own brotherhood But overcome space, and all we haveleft is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in themiddle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other onceor twice

    '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. 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.' 'What do you think I want' I asked. 'Exactly what you have. Many women you know a little and don't care very much about. Superficial flirtations, mutual use, no chance of love. That's my idea of hell. Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, Richard, in which there is no love. Horrible Leave me out of it.'

    The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.

    Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.

    Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world even if what is published is not true.

    Fail at love, and the other tests don't matter.

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