Richard Bach, fully Richard David Bach

Richard
Bach, fully Richard David Bach
1936

American Author best known for his best-selling novels, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" and "One"

Author Quotes

Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. [Often attributed, but not a Richard Bach quote]

Part of us is always the observer, and no matter what, it observes. It watches us. It does not care if we are happy or unhappy, if we are sick or well, if we live or die. Its only job is to sit there on our shoulder and pass judgment on whether we are worthwhile human beings.

Other people think they know what you are: glamour, sex, money, power, love. It may be a press agent dream which has nothing to do with you, maybe it's something you don't even like, but that's what they think you are. People rush at you from all sides, they think they're going to get these things if they touch you. It's scary, so you build walls around yourself, thick glass walls while you're trying to think, trying to catch your breath. You know who you are inside, but people outside see something different. You can choose to become the image, and let go of who you are, or continue as you are and feel phony when you play the image.

Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person.

One way to pick a future is to believe it

Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me, may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long.

Of course there

No one does anything uncharacteristic of who they are.

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

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. [Often attributed, but not a Richard Bach quote]

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.

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.

Mistakes - call them unexpected learning experiences.

Most gulls don

Navigate by the same star, unwilling to change, and you find yourself not only off-course but lost.

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.

Love. What is love? No word can define it, it's something so great, only God could design it. Yes, love is beyond, what man can define, for love is immortal, and God's gift is divine.

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

Look in the mirror and one thing is sure: what we see is not who we are.

Listen,' he said. 'It's important. We are all. Free to do whatever we want to do.

Life is the unknown and the unknowable, except that we are put into this world to eat, to stay alive as long as we possibly can.

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.

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!

Life does not require us to be consistent, cruel, patient, helpful, angry, rational, thoughtless, loving, rash, open-minded, neurotic, careful, rigid, tolerant, wasteful, rich, downtrodden, gentle, sick, considerate, funny, stupid, healthy, greedy, beautiful, lazy, responsive, foolish, sharing, pressured, intimate, hedonistic, industrious, manipulative, insightful, capricious, wise, selfish, kind or sacrificed. Life does, however, require us to live with the consequences of our choices.

Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull

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First Name
Richard
Last Name
Bach, fully Richard David Bach
Birth Date
1936
Bio

American Author best known for his best-selling novels, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," "Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" and "One"