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

I felt like a moth in a chandelier

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

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

I don

Humanity is not a gift of nature, it is a spiritual achievement to be earned.

I AM! YOU ARE! AND LOVE: IS ALL THAT MATTERS!

Honor to be hanged, glory to be nailed to a tree and burned, if so be that God has asked, said they.

Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect.

Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, in which there is no love.

Here's how the people live here, in big house-shaped boxes to keep off 'rain' and 'snow,' holes cut in the sides so they can see out. They move around in smaller boxes, painted different colors, with wheels on the corners. They need this box-culture because each person thinks of herself and himself as locked in a box called a 'body,' arms and legs, fingers to move pencils and tools, languages because they've forgotten how to communicate, eyes because they've forgotten how to see. Odd little planet. Wish you were here. Home soon.

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.

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

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

Grief is no more necessary when we understand death than fear is necessary when we understand flying.

Forget your enemies. It's your friends you frustrate that cause all the problems.

Get this in mind early: We never grow up.

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.

For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.

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.

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.

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

Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.

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.

Everything you've said, everything you want to believe is already true. You may not find some of it for a while, and some of it might take longer than that, but that doesn't stop it from being true this minute!

Everything in this book may be wrong. [The Savior's Manual]

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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"