Richard Bach Quotes About Life, Love and Illsuions

Richard David Bach, an American author, was born on June 23rd, 1936. In addition to many fiction books, he has also written nonfiction books on flying. Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977), two of his works, were among the best-selling books of the 1970s.

100 Richard Bach Quotes

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  1. “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”
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2. “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.”

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3. “If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.”

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

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5. “We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.”

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6. “What matters is how I use what I know, every minute of every day; how I use it to remember, in the midst of the game.”

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7. “You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.”

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

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9. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

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10. “The only thing that shatters dreams is compromise.”

11. “Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.”

12. “He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all”

13. “A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.”

14. “To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.”

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

Richard Bach Quotes About Life

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16. “The opposite of Loneliness is not Togetherness , It’s Intimacy”

17. “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.”

18. “We teach best what we most need to learn.”

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

20. “A person gets used to being alone, but break it just for a day and you have to get used to it again, all over from the beginning.”

21. “The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, ‘I’ve got

22. “Know that ever about you stands the reality of love, and each moment you have the power to transform your world by what you have learned.”

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

24. “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.”

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

26. “I want to go back to the Flock, of course. I’ve barely begun with the new group!”

27. “You seek problems because you need their gifts.”

29. “Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important, sometimes.”

30. “Are you telling me that even though it’s changing every second, the sky is always a perfect sky?”

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31. “The image is a dream. The beauty is real. Can you see the difference?”

32. “Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now.”

33. “Having made the decision to love, had I chosen life instead of death?”

34. “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.”

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

36. “One school is finished, and the time has come for another to begin.”

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

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

39. “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.”

40. Nothing good is a miracle, nothing lovely is a dream.”

41. “If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was.”

42. “Of course there’s destiny, but destiny doesn’t push you where you don’t want to go. You’re the ones who choose. Destiny is up to you.”

43. “Only a few people are interested in what you have to say, but that’s all right. You don’t tell the quality of a master by the size of his crowds, remember.”

44. “Family is not necessarily made of blood, but of those you meet along the way.”

45. “The simplest things are often the truest.”

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46. “You are never given a wish without what it takes to make it true.”

47. “Everything in this book may be wrong.”

48. “There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster.”

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

50. “You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way. It is the law.”

51. “Happiness is a choice. It is not always an easy one.”

52. “Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight – how to get from shore to food and back again”

53. “The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.”

54. “That’s why love stories don’t have endings! They don’t have endings because love doesn’t end.”

55. “The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go.”

Richard Bach Quotes About Success

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56. “It’s not when you start that makes your success in the world, but when you quit.”

57. “This is a test to see if your mission in this life is complete, if you are alive, it isn’t.”

58. “You’re a master when things go well, you’re a victim when they go out of control.”

59. “You teach best what you most need to learn”

60. “You gave your life to become you are right now. Was it worth it?”

61. “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.”

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

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63. “You’ve sacrificed your entire life to be who you are today. Was it worth it?”

64. “I have a way of finding what is true for me, and it’s not finished yet.”

65. “Keep working on love.”

66. “Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until you decide to put it to work.”

67. “Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.”

68. “This disaster is the chance you prayed for, your wish come true.”

69. The image is a dream. The beauty is real.”

70. “Character comes from following our highest sense of right, from trusting ideas without being sure they’ll work.”

Richard Bach Quotes About Love and Happiness

Richard Bach Quotes About Love and Happiness

71. “In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime.”

72. “Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.”

73. “Don’t turn away from possible futures before you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them.”

74. “There was part of me listening that didn’t think what I said was fiction. I was making up a true story.”

75. “Whatever enchants also guides and protects.”

76. “Imagination is an old soul.”

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

78. “The only obligation we have in any lifetime is to be true to ourselves.”

79. “Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world.”

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

81. “Stand to Center meant only great shame or great honor.”

82. “You’ve given up your whole life to be the person you are now. Is it worth it?”

83. “You’re a perfect expression of perfect Love, perfect Life, here and now.”

84. “There was part of me listening that didn’t think what I said was fiction. I was making up a true story.”

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

Motivational Richard Bach Quotes

Motivational Richard Bach Quotes

86. “How can a deer tell when a leaf falls silent in the forest? She hears it breathing differently.”

87. “The less you know about the game, and the less you remember you’re a player, the more senseless living becomes.”

88. “The only difference, the very only one, is that they have begun to understand what they really are and have begun to practice it.”

89. “The only law is one which leads to freedom”

90. “Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding.”

91. “One way to pick a future is to believe it’s inevitable.”

92. “All the people, all the events in your life are put there for a reason. What you choose to do with them is up to you”

93. “Allow the world to live as it chooses, and allow yourself to live as you choose.”

94. “No one does anything uncharacteristic of who they are.”

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

96. “Every choice is made in the uncaring blind, no guarantees from the world around us.”

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

98.  “Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there.”

99. “The only true law is that which leads to freedom, Jonathan said. There is no other.”

100. “The only true law is that which leads to freedom, Jonathan said. There is no other.”

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