Richard Bach

1936 -

A Quote by Richard David Bach on anger, balance, choice, disaster, fear, force, life, thought, and wishes

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.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Running from Safety)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on admiration, chance, hell, ideas, learning, love, respect, thought, time, and women

"Do you know what I learned from you? I learned what is possible, and now I must hold out for what I thought we had. I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. That or nothing. I realized that what I'm looking for is not what you're looking for. You don't want what I want."

"What do you think I want?" I asked.

"Exactly what you have. Many women you know a little and don't care very much about. Superficial flirtations, mutual use, no chance of love. That's my idea of hell. Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, Richard, in which there is no love. Horrible! Leave me out of it."

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Spoken by Leslie Parrish and Richard Bach) The Bridge Across Forever, page 245

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on happiness, life, losing, and thinking

It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost . . .

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Spoken by Leslie Parrish, The Bridge Across Forever

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on chance, direction, life, love, and paradise

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. 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.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: (Bridge 265)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on earth

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

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: on the back cover of Illusions

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on difficulty, happiness, ideas, life, simplicity, words, and work

The ideas behind the words are simple ones that work in everyday life; find what we most want to do; do it, no matter what; and in the doing be guaranteed a very difficult and a very happy lifetime.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Bach: Speaking of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on adventure, beginning, discovery, husbands, marriage, unhappiness, and wives

If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all!

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Running

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on achievement, belief, conversation, divinity, fashion, kindness, learning, limitations, time, and understanding

The conversation between Fletcher and Jonathan Livingston Seagull is centered on why some have achieved more than others . . . are they divine . . . ahead of their times . . . Fletcher says, Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anybody who wanted to discover it; that's got nothing to do with time. We're ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way most gulls fly. Poor Fletch. Don't you believe what your eyes are telling you? All they show is limitations. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on world, publishing, media, and life

Live never to be ashamed if anything you do or say is published around the world - even if what is published is not true.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions, page 60

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on control, illusions, jesus, power, reality, time, and world

What if somebody came along who could teach me how my world works and how to control it? What if I could meet a super-advanced . . . what if a Siddhartha or a Jesus came into our time, with power over the illusions of the world because he knew the reality behind them? And what if I could meet him in person, if he were flying a biplane, for instance, and landed in the same meadow with me?

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Bach: Speaking of Illusions, Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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