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177 High Flying Quotes by Richard Bach

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Wikipedia Summary for Richard Bach

Richard David Bach (born June 23, 1936) is an American writer widely known as the author of some of the 1970s' biggest sellers, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977). Bach has written numerous works of fiction, and also non-fiction flight-related titles.

Most of Bach's books have been semi-autobiographical, using actual or fictionalized events from his life to illustrate his philosophy. Bach's books espouse his philosophy that our apparent physical limits and mortality are merely appearance. Bach is noted for his love of aviation and for his books related to flying in a metaphorical context. Bach has pursued flying as a hobby since the age of 17. In late August 2012, Bach was badly injured when on approach to landing at Friday Harbor, Washington, his aircraft clipped some power lines and crashed upside down in a field.

Quote: True love stories never have endings. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of close-up photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

True love stories never have endings.


Quote: If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we have destroyed our own brotherhood. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of three person looking stars and milky way
Photo Credit: Benjamin Davies

If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we have destroyed our own brotherhood.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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?


Quote: You are not the child of the people you call mother and father, but their fellow-adventurer on a bright journey to understand the things that are. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of swimming pool with stainless steel ladder
Photo Credit: Etienne Girardet

You are not the child of the people you call mother and father, but their fellow-adventurer on a bright journey to understand the things that are.


Quote: Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of person on road at sunset
Photo Credit: Linda Xu

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.


Quote: The simplest things are often the truest. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of autumn leaves on body of water
Photo Credit: Hannah Domsic

The simplest things are often the truest.


Quote: Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of boy and cat in front of moon
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Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.


Quote: Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

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


Quote: The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.


Quote: You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way".


Quote: A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends.


Quote: The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it's intimacy. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it's intimacy.


Quote: 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. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.


Quote: Seagulls, as you know, never falter, never stall. To stall in the air is for them disgrace and it is dishonor. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Seagulls, as you know, never falter, never stall. To stall in the air is for them disgrace and it is dishonor.


Quote: I must fly home to the Flock and be content as I am, as a poor limited seagull. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

I must fly home to the Flock and be content as I am, as a poor limited seagull.


Quote: There is something to astrology for those who believe in astrology, as there is something to medicine for those who believe in medicine. Every system works when we give our heart to it. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

There is something to astrology for those who believe in astrology, as there is something to medicine for those who believe in medicine. Every system works when we give our heart to it.


Quote: There are grand rewards for those who pick the high hard roads, but those rewards are hidden by years. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

There are grand rewards for those who pick the high hard roads, but those rewards are hidden by years.


Quote: Our disasters have been some of the best things that ever happened to us. And what we swore were blessings have been some of the worst. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Our disasters have been some of the best things that ever happened to us. And what we swore were blessings have been some of the worst.


Quote: Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.


Quote: Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote; white text on black background

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true. You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers and teachers. The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.


Quote: When you dream, all the scenery, characters, events, perils, and outcomes are built from your own consciousness, the darks and oppressions as well as the delights. Same with the world awake, though it takes you longer to build it. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

When you dream, all the scenery, characters, events, perils, and outcomes are built from your own consciousness, the darks and oppressions as well as the delights. Same with the world awake, though it takes you longer to build it.


Quote: As long as we believe in sequential time, we see becoming instead of being. Beyond time, we are all one. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

As long as we believe in sequential time, we see becoming instead of being. Beyond time, we are all one.


Quote: Believe you know all the answers, and you know all the answers. Believe you're a master, and you are. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote; white text on black background

Believe you know all the answers, and you know all the answers. Believe you're a master, and you are.


Quote: 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. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

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.


Quote: Nobody comes to Earth to dodge problems. We come here to take 'em on. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote; white text on black background

Nobody comes to Earth to dodge problems. We come here to take 'em on.


Quote: You are free to smile in the midst of massive tests and challenges, knowing that you have chosen to play this game, and that you have dominion over all the appearances of earth. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You are free to smile in the midst of massive tests and challenges, knowing that you have chosen to play this game, and that you have dominion over all the appearances of earth.


Quote: It wasn't long before Jonathan Gull was off by himself again, far out at sea, hungry, happy, learning. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

It wasn't long before Jonathan Gull was off by himself again, far out at sea, hungry, happy, learning.


Quote: Two thousand years ago, five thousand, they didn't have a word for imagination, and faith was the best they could come up with for a pretty solemn bunch of followers. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Two thousand years ago, five thousand, they didn't have a word for imagination, and faith was the best they could come up with for a pretty solemn bunch of followers.


Quote: The big thing about writing is three commands: Have fun. Don't think. Don't care. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

The big thing about writing is three commands: Have fun. Don't think. Don't care.


Quote: You're always free to change your mind
and choose a different future, or a different past. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You're always free to change your mind
and choose a different future, or a different past.


Quote: I think there's an invisible principle of living too. If we believe we're guided through every step of our lives, we are. It's a lovely sight, watching it work. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

I think there's an invisible principle of living too. If we believe we're guided through every step of our lives, we are. It's a lovely sight, watching it work.


Quote: A Name Is A Label, And As Soon As There Is A Label, The Ideas Disappear And Out Comes Label-Worship And Label-Bashing, And Instead Of Living By A Theme Of Ideas, People Begin Dying For Labels... And The Last Thing The World Needs Is Another Religion. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

A Name Is A Label, And As Soon As There Is A Label, The Ideas Disappear And Out Comes Label-Worship And Label-Bashing, And Instead Of Living By A Theme Of Ideas, People Begin Dying For Labels... And The Last Thing The World Needs Is Another Religion.


Quote: If we want to end this lifetime higher than we began, we can expect an uphill road. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

If we want to end this lifetime higher than we began, we can expect an uphill road.


Quote: Thought plus belief equals manifestation. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Thought plus belief equals manifestation.


Quote: Navigate by the same star, unwilling to change, and you find yourself not only off-course but lost. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

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


Quote: When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that's going to matter is 'What is the quality of our love?' by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that's going to matter is 'What is the quality of our love?'


Quote: There is no such thing as a problem without a gift. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

There is no such thing as a problem without a gift.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves? by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves?


Quote: One challenge of our adventure on earth is to rise above dead systems...wars, nations, destructions...to refuse to be a part of them, and express the highest selves we know how to be. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

One challenge of our adventure on earth is to rise above dead systems...wars, nations, destructions...to refuse to be a part of them, and express the highest selves we know how to be.


Quote: And behind it lies not blind chance but a principle that works to help us understand, a thousand coincidences and friends come to show us the way when the problem seems too hard to solve alone. Problems for overcoming. Freedom for proving. And, as long as we believe in our dream, nothing by chance. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote: And behind it lies not blind chance but a principle that works to help us understand, a thousand coincidences and friends come to show us the way when the problem seems too hard to solve alone. Problems for overcoming. Freedom for proving. And, as long as we believe in our dream, nothing by chance.- black text on quotes background

And behind it lies not blind chance but a principle that works to help us understand, a thousand coincidences and friends come to show us the way when the problem seems too hard to solve alone. Problems for overcoming. Freedom for proving. And, as long as we believe in our dream, nothing by chance.


Quote: Do you ever have the feeling you're a tourist on earth? by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Do you ever have the feeling you're a tourist on earth?


Quote: For pilots sometimes see behind the curtain, behind the veil of gossamer velvet, and find the truth behind man, the force behind a universe. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

For pilots sometimes see behind the curtain, behind the veil of gossamer velvet, and find the truth behind man, the force behind a universe.


Quote: What a delighted fascination it is, to stand aside and watch our dearest friend perform on stage without us. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

What a delighted fascination it is, to stand aside and watch our dearest friend perform on stage without us.


Quote: Individuals somehow are led to find my books at times that are important to them. The mail that I get very, very often will say, I was at a difficult time in my life, and someone gave me a copy. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Individuals somehow are led to find my books at times that are important to them. The mail that I get very, very often will say, I was at a difficult time in my life, and someone gave me a copy.


Quote: Fear not, nor be dismayed at the appearance that is darkness, at the disguise that is evil, at the empty cloak that is death, for you have picked these for your challenges. They are stones on which you choose to whet the keen edge of your spirit. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Fear not, nor be dismayed at the appearance that is darkness, at the disguise that is evil, at the empty cloak that is death, for you have picked these for your challenges. They are stones on which you choose to whet the keen edge of your spirit.


Quote: Choose a love and work to make it true, and somehow, something will happen, something you couldn't plan, will come along to move like to like, to set you loose, to set you on the way to your next brick wall. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Choose a love and work to make it true, and somehow, something will happen, something you couldn't plan, will come along to move like to like, to set you loose, to set you on the way to your next brick wall.


Quote: 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. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

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.


Quote: I think the source of our sorrow and the source of our joy are intimately entwined. Our sorrow is that we have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten we are one with that source of all life -- absolutely indestructible, perfect, joyful. The source of our joy is when we remember that. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote: I think the source of our sorrow and the source of our joy are intimately entwined. Our sorrow is that we have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten we are one with that source of all life -- absolutely indestructible, perfect, joyful. The source of our joy is when we remember that.- black text on quotes background

I think the source of our sorrow and the source of our joy are intimately entwined. Our sorrow is that we have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten we are one with that source of all life -- absolutely indestructible, perfect, joyful. The source of our joy is when we remember that.


Quote: The highest art form of all is a human being in control of himself and his airplane in flight, urging the spirit of a machine to match his own. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

The highest art form of all is a human being in control of himself and his airplane in flight, urging the spirit of a machine to match his own.


Quote: Testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and love! by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and love!


Quote: Flying prevails whenever a man and his airplane are put to a test of maximum performance. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Flying prevails whenever a man and his airplane are put to a test of maximum performance.




Quote: Just because somebody drops in on you from another dimension, don't assume they're wiser than you about anything at all, or that they can do anything better than you can do yourself. Discarnate or mortal, what matters about people is what they know. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Just because somebody drops in on you from another dimension, don't assume they're wiser than you about anything at all, or that they can do anything better than you can do yourself. Discarnate or mortal, what matters about people is what they know.




Quote: Nobody means to get carried away in mediocrity, but it happens, it happens unless you think about everything you do, unless you make every choice the best one you know how to make. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Nobody means to get carried away in mediocrity, but it happens, it happens unless you think about everything you do, unless you make every choice the best one you know how to make.


Quote: Passionately obsessed by anything we love -- an avalanche of magic flattens the way ahead, levels, rules, reasons, dissents, bears us with it over chasms, fears, doubts. Without the power of that love. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Passionately obsessed by anything we love -- an avalanche of magic flattens the way ahead, levels, rules, reasons, dissents, bears us with it over chasms, fears, doubts. Without the power of that love.


Quote: Anything we need to know, we can learn it from a book. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Anything we need to know, we can learn it from a book.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Anything we need to know, we can learn it from a book. Reading, careful study, a little practice, and we’re throwing knives expertly, overhauling engines, speaking Esperanto like natives.




Quote: Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote: Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead.- black text on quotes background

Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead.


Quote: The airplane is just a bunch of sticks and wires and cloth, a tool for learning about the sky and about what kind of person I am, when I fly. An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. Those things aren't destructable. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote: The airplane is just a bunch of sticks and wires and cloth, a tool for learning about the sky and about what kind of person I am, when I fly. An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. Those things aren't destructable.- black text on quotes background

The airplane is just a bunch of sticks and wires and cloth, a tool for learning about the sky and about what kind of person I am, when I fly. An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. Those things aren't destructable.


Quote: An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

An airplane stands for freedom, for joy, for the power to understand, and to demonstrate that understanding.


Quote: There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us! by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote: There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us!- black text on quotes background

There is a family of us who have this yearning for a kind of excellence that we can manifest every day of our lives, a family who wants to believe we're not pawns, we're not victims on this planet, that knows we have the power within us here and now to change the world we see around us!


Quote: You wait a lifetime to meet someone who understands you, accepts you as you are. At the end, you find that someone, all along, has been you. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You wait a lifetime to meet someone who understands you, accepts you as you are. At the end, you find that someone, all along, has been you.


Quote: We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for our pleasure, living mysteries for the fun of it, choosing disasters triumphs challenges impossible odds, testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and love! by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for our pleasure, living mysteries for the fun of it, choosing disasters triumphs challenges impossible odds, testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and love!


Quote: You are led, when you share your loves, to an enchanted life of inner happiness, which unsharing others cannot know. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You are led, when you share your loves, to an enchanted life of inner happiness, which unsharing others cannot know.


Quote: To begin with, you've got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull, and your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

To begin with, you've got to understand that a seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom, an image of the Great Gull, and your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, is nothing more than your thought itself.


Quote: It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea.


Quote: Boredom between two people doesn't come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Boredom between two people doesn't come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually.


Quote: 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. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

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.


Quote: That's why love stories don't have endings! They don't have endings because love doesn't end. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

That's why love stories don't have endings! They don't have endings because love doesn't end.


Quote: What would our lives be like without tests, odds against us, adventure, risk? by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

What would our lives be like without tests, odds against us, adventure, risk?


Quote: I had experiences along the way that helped me to realize that letting go was the way that worked for me to find something that I, personally, as a reader, love to read. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

I had experiences along the way that helped me to realize that letting go was the way that worked for me to find something that I, personally, as a reader, love to read.


Quote: The creative, loving-something life is also the healthy one. There is healing and protection in doing what makes you happy. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

The creative, loving-something life is also the healthy one. There is healing and protection in doing what makes you happy.


Quote: This kind of thinking, he found, is not the way to make one's self popular with other birds. Even his parents were dismayed as Jonathan spent whole days alone, making hundreds of low-level glides, experimenting. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

This kind of thinking, he found, is not the way to make one's self popular with other birds. Even his parents were dismayed as Jonathan spent whole days alone, making hundreds of low-level glides, experimenting.


Quote: Judge not by the form of the messenger, but the form of the message. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Judge not by the form of the messenger, but the form of the message.


Quote: You'd chosen to be an upright biped on the surface of a small planet of a minor sun on the edge of a minor galaxy of one of the multiple trillions of universes. That's OK. It doesn't matter what form you take. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You'd chosen to be an upright biped on the surface of a small planet of a minor sun on the edge of a minor galaxy of one of the multiple trillions of universes. That's OK. It doesn't matter what form you take.


Quote: So this world, I think, and an indefinite number of other worlds of our creation, are also -- we're here for fun; we're here for learning; we're here for remembering who we are, and who we are, are expressions of life so absolutely linked with the life that is, always was, always will be. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote: So this world, I think, and an indefinite number of other worlds of our creation, are also -- we're here for fun; we're here for learning; we're here for remembering who we are, and who we are, are expressions of life so absolutely linked with the life that is, always was, always will be.- black text on quotes background

So this world, I think, and an indefinite number of other worlds of our creation, are also -- we're here for fun; we're here for learning; we're here for remembering who we are, and who we are, are expressions of life so absolutely linked with the life that is, always was, always will be.


Quote: If our body is a perfect expression of our thought about body, and if our thought about body is that it's condition has everything to do with inner image and nothing to do with time, then we don't have to be impatient for being too young or frightened of being too old. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of Richard Bach quote; white text on black background

If our body is a perfect expression of our thought about body, and if our thought about body is that it's condition has everything to do with inner image and nothing to do with time, then we don't have to be impatient for being too young or frightened of being too old.


Quote: Whatever We Hold in Thought Comes True in Our Experience; Like Attracts Like; we experiment with the Law of Changing Appearances, to make our outer world reflect our inner. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Whatever We Hold in Thought Comes True in Our Experience; Like Attracts Like; we experiment with the Law of Changing Appearances, to make our outer world reflect our inner.


Quote: Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Nothing happens by chance, my friend... No such thing as luck.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.




Quote: Books arent written on whim or promises. Books are written on years turned inside out by ideas that never let go until you get them in print, and even then writings a last resort, a desperate ransom you pay to get your life back. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Books arent written on whim or promises. Books are written on years turned inside out by ideas that never let go until you get them in print, and even then writings a last resort, a desperate ransom you pay to get your life back.


Quote: It doesn't take time to change once you understand the problem...Somebody hands you a rattlesnake, it doesn't take long to drop it, does it? by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

It doesn't take time to change once you understand the problem...Somebody hands you a rattlesnake, it doesn't take long to drop it, does it?


Quote: It must happen to us all…We pack up what we've learned so far and leave the familiar behind. No fun, that shearing separation, but somewhere within, we must dimly know that saying goodbye to safety brings the only security we'll ever know. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

It must happen to us all…We pack up what we've learned so far and leave the familiar behind. No fun, that shearing separation, but somewhere within, we must dimly know that saying goodbye to safety brings the only security we'll ever know.


Quote: Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Remember where you came from, where you're going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Remember where you came from, where you’re going, and why you created the mess you got yourself into in the first place. You're going to die a horrible death, remember. It's all good training, and you'll enjoy it more if you keep the facts in mind. Take your dying with some seriousness, however. Laughing on the way to your execution is not generally understood by less-advanced life-forms, and they'll call you crazy.




Quote: You seek problems because you need their gifts. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You seek problems because you need their gifts.


Quote: If you argue for your limitations they are yours. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

If you argue for your limitations they are yours.




Quote: I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.


Quote: Two things I do value a lot, intimacy and the capacity for joy, didn't seem to be on anyone else s list. I felt like the stranger in a strange land, and decided I'd better not marry the natives. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Two things I do value a lot, intimacy and the capacity for joy, didn't seem to be on anyone else s list. I felt like the stranger in a strange land, and decided I'd better not marry the natives.


Quote: Perspective -- Use It or Lose It. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Perspective -- Use It or Lose It.

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Perspective - Use It or Lose It. If you turned to this page, you're forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality. Think about that.


Quote: She didn't mean to be sexy that moment, but even a winter nightgown couldn't hide that lovely outline. When will I outgrow my simple-minded fascination with the form she had happened to choose for her body? Never, I thought. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

She didn't mean to be sexy that moment, but even a winter nightgown couldn't hide that lovely outline. When will I outgrow my simple-minded fascination with the form she had happened to choose for her body? Never, I thought.


Quote: You choose, you live the consequences. Every yes, no, maybe, creates the school you call your personal experience. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You choose, you live the consequences. Every yes, no, maybe, creates the school you call your personal experience.


Quote: Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important, sometimes. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important, sometimes.


Quote: Silly ideas, worth the admission price in smiles, but they're true. Is high-energy physics interesting because it's true or because it's crazy? by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Silly ideas, worth the admission price in smiles, but they're true. Is high-energy physics interesting because it's true or because it's crazy?




Quote: Flyers fell a certain kinship with the sight of the earth unencrusted by humanity, they want to see it that way in one sweeping view, in reassurance that nature still exists on her own, without a chain-link fence to hold her. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Flyers fell a certain kinship with the sight of the earth unencrusted by humanity, they want to see it that way in one sweeping view, in reassurance that nature still exists on her own, without a chain-link fence to hold her.


Quote: You are life, inventing form. No more can you die on sword or years than you can die on doorways through which you walk, one room into another. Every room gives its word for you to speak, every passage its song for you to sing. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

You are life, inventing form. No more can you die on sword or years than you can die on doorways through which you walk, one room into another. Every room gives its word for you to speak, every passage its song for you to sing.


Quote: Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Bach with quote

Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today.


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