Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach on love
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You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. illusions of reality

Richard Bach on inspirational
268

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

Richard Bach on time
162

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there.

Richard Bach on imagine
145

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach on travel
85

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.

Richard Bach on choice
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Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.

Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?

Richard Bach on friends
52

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

Richard Bach on authors
44

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach on blood
34

True love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach on endings
25

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.

Richard Bach on desires
24

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

Richard Bach on regret
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Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished If you're alive it isn't.

About Richard Bach

Name Richard Bach
Quotes 79 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday June 23, 1936
About Richard David Bach is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah and others. His books espouse his philosophy that our apparent physical limits and mortality are merely appearance. He claims to be a direct descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Top topics life, true, world, love, friends

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

Being true to anyone else or anything else is...impossible.

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

Richard Bach on truth
14

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

Richard Bach on boredom
11

You teach best what you most need to learn.

Richard Bach on teaching
11

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

Richard Bach on family
11

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.

Richard Bach on difficulty
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To bring anything into your life, image that it's already there.

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...

Richard Bach on friends
7

In order to win, you must expect to win.

Richard Bach on expectation
7

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

Richard Bach on alive
6

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.

Richard Bach on family
6

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach on belief
6

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.

Richard Bach on inspirational
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Mistakes - call them unexpected learning experiences.

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

Richard Bach on reading
4

To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is.

He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.

Richard Bach on imagination
4

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

Richard Bach on gave
3

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach on nature
3

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach on power
3

Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours

Richard Bach on argue
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If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

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

Richard Bach on duty
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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 on bodies
2

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 on ideas
2

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 tht moment.

Richard Bach on decisions
2

Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.

Richard Bach on answer
1

Learning is finding out what you already know.

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

The way to avoid responsibility is to say, I've got responsibilities.

Richard Bach on responsibility
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Live never to be ashamed if anything you say or do is published around the world, even if what is said is not true.

Richard Bach on ashamed
1

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.

Richard Bach on free
1

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. 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 on words
1

The simplest things are often the truest.

Richard Bach on things
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If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.

Richard Bach on happiness
0

Don't believe what your eyes are telling you.

All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding.

Richard Bach on limitation
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Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.

Richard Bach on civilization
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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.

Richard Bach on eyes
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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.

Richard Bach on fate
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If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it.

If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim.

Richard Bach on responsibility
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Same with anyone who's been flying for years and loves it still.

.. we're part of a world we deeply love. Just as musicians feel about scores and melodies, dancers about the steps and flow of music, so we're one with the principle of flight, the magic of being aloft in the wind!

Richard Bach on love
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One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we've been wishing to lead ourselves.

Richard Bach on experience
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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 on answers
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