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

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

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

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

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. ---->>>

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

True love stories never have endings. ---->>>

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

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Same with anyone who's been flying for years and loves it still... we're part of a world we deeply love. Just as musicians feel about scores and melodies, dancers about the steps and flow of music, so we're one with the principle of flight, the magic of being aloft in the wind! ---->>>

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof. ---->>>

You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel. ---->>>

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

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

You teach best what you most need to learn. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

I've owned 41 airplanes. A few of them would talk with me. This little seaplane, though, we've had long conversations in flight. There's a spirit in anything, I think, into which we weave our soul. Not many pilots talk about it, but they think about it in the quiet dark of a night flight. ---->>>

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

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us! ---->>>

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

Get this in mind early: We never grow up. ---->>>

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. ---->>>

Learning is finding out what you already know. ---->>>

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

In order to win, you must expect to win. ---->>>

Kindle Singles is publishing on skates. It prints like lightning; our book meets readers in hours. I've spent so many years waiting for publishers to consider whether they wanted to print a book of mine, making contracts, taking months to fit it into the Fall list or the Spring list, fitting it into an advertising plan. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them. ---->>>

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it? ---->>>

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

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

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

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

I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service. ---->>>

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

The simplest things are often the truest. ---->>>

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. ---->>>

In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change. ---->>>

Aerodynamics is mathematics for those who haven't learned to do calculus. In my case, too, for one who hasn't learned to add or multiply, at least the first time. ---->>>

I know there's a principle of spirit. It works without space-time. I am subject to that principle, in spirit and in belief of body. Learn how spirit works, a few simple rules, living a perfect spiritual life is easy. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-23, 1936
Occupation: Novelist

Richard David Bach (born June 23, 1936) is an American writer. Bach is widely known as the author of some hugely popular 1970s best-sellers, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977). Bach has authored numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including One: A Novel (1989) and Out of My Mind (1999). 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.(wikipedia)