Famous Richard Bach Quotes

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

In order to win, you must expect to win.

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.

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

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

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats.

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

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

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

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

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.

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?

Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.

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

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.

Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.

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

To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there.

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

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.

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.

Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.

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

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

Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.

I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.

One of the great cosmic laws, I think, is that whatever we hold in our thought will come true in our experience. When we hold something, anything, in our thought, then somehow coincidence leads us in the direction that we've been wishing to lead ourselves.

True love stories never have endings.

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.

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.

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