Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now.— Richard Bach
Revolutionary Livingston Seagull quotations
He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all
The gull sees farthest who flies highest
For most gulls it was not flying that matters, but eating.
For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way".
You don't love hatred and evil, of course.
You have to practice and see the real gull, the good in every one of them, and to help them see it in themselves. That's what I mean by love.
Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck.
If you love someone set them free. If they come back, set them on fire.
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.
A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.
The only true law is that which leads to freedom.
I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.
Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull's life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, he's probably LK Advani
Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again
You're never given a dream without the power to make it true.
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.
Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood, he thought. They call you devil or they call you god.
A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks.
A movie I must have seen 10 times is 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
' It's an old movie, but still such a beautiful message. If I had only one film I could take on my computer on a desert island, I would take 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull.'
Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place.
I’m here not because I am supposed to be here, or because I’m trapped here, but because I’d rather be with you than anywhere else in the world.
Boredom between two people doesn't come from being together physically.
It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually.
It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea.
If you love someone, set them free.
One school is finished, and the time has come for another to begin.
We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.
If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?
That’s why love stories don’t have endings! They don’t have endings because love doesn’t end.
We choose our next world through what we learn in this one.
Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome.
Do you have any idea how many lives we must have gone through before we even got the first idea that there is more to life than eating, or fighting, or power in the Flock? A thousand lives, Jon, ten thousand!
Like everything else, Fletcher. Practice.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull . . . was no ordinary bird. Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly.
He spoke of very simple things- that it is right for a gull to fly, that freedom is the very nature of his being, that whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form. "Set aside," came a voice from the multitude, "even if it be the Law of the Flock?" "The only true law is that which leads to freedom," Jonathan said. "There is no other.