Richard Bach

Richard David Bach (b. June 23, 1936, Oak Park, Illinois) is an American writer. He 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

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A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion... .this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.
An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
As a rule, what is out of sight disturbs men's minds more seriously than what they see.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or lifetime is certain for those who are friends.
Every person, all the events of your life are drawn there because you have them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
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.
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished if you're alive, it isn't.
Humanity is not a gift of nature, it is a spiritual achievement to be earned.
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you can make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost....
Learning is finding out what you already know
Learning is finding out what you already know, Doing is demonstrating that you know it, Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do. We are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
Real love stories never have endings.
Sometimes when learning comes before experience It doesn't make sense right away.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
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.
The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
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 a butterfly.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
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.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but that mark of a fake messiah.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. -- The Savior's Manual

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