65 Richard Bach Quotes On Illusions, Family, Success, Life

Richard David Bach is an American writer widely known as the author of some of the 1970s’ biggest sellers, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) and Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977). Bach has written numerous works of fiction, and also non-fiction flight-related titles. These Richard Bach quotes will motivate you.

Best Richard Bach Quotes

  1. “Mistakes – call them unexpected learning experiences.” ~ Richard Bach
  2. “Get this in mind early: We never grow up.” ~ Richard Bach
  3. “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.” ~ Richard Bach
  4. “If you want to meet someone who can fix any situation you don’t like, who can bring you happiness in spite of what other people say or believe, look in a mirror, then say this magic word: ‘Hello.'” ~ Richard Bach
  5. “You’re never given a dream without the power to make it true.” ~ Richard Bach

  6. “You wait a lifetime to meet someone who understands you, accepts you as you are. At the end, you find that someone, all along, has been you.” ~ Richard Bach
  7. “Believe you know all the answers, and you know all the answers. Believe you’re a master, and you are.” ~ Richard Bach
  8. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” ~ Richard Bach
  9. “Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today.” ~ Richard Bach
  10. “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.” ~ Richard Bach
  11. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” ~ Richard Bach , Richard Bach quotes on family
  12. “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.” ~ Richard Bach
  13. “If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.” ~ Richard Bach

  14. “Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.” ~ Richard Bach
  15. “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.” ~ Richard Bach
  16. “The first prerequisite of an advanced being is a sense of humor.” ~ Richard Bach
  17. “Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach

  18. “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.” ~ Richard Bach
  19. “Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright. Automatically, as we shine who we are, asking ourselves every minute is this what I really want to do, doing it only when we answer yes, automatically that turns away those who have nothing to learn from who we are and attracts those who do, and from whom we have to learn, as well.” ~ Richard Bach
  20. “You can achieve a goal; you never really achieve your purpose, because your purpose is ongoing. It never stops.” ~ Richard Bach , Richard Bach quotes on goals
  21. “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.” ~ Richard Bach
  22. “Life does not listen to your logic; it goes on its own way, undisturbed. You have to listen to life.” ~ Richard Bach
  23. “A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.” ~ Richard Bach

  24. “We are each given a block of marble when we begin a lifetime and the tools to shape it into sculpture… We can drag it behind us untouched, we can pound it into gravel, we can shape it into glory.” ~ Richard Bach
  25. “I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.” ~ Richard Bach
  26. “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” ~ Richard Bach
  27. “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” ~ Richard Bach
  28. “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” ~ Richard Bach
  29. “The opposite of Loneliness is not Togetherness, It’s Intimacy.” ~ Richard Bach
  30. “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” ~ Richard Bach

  31. “Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” ~ Richard Bach
  32. “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.” ~ Richard Bach
  33. “There is a kind of silver spiderweb that’s spun around the world, and the strands of that web are certain loves and certain understandings. And if we follow those, and if we walk those strands, we’re going to meet others at the intersections who have been walking the same way across this web. And when we meet, there’s a kind of “I know who you are.” ~ Richard Bach
  34. “When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that’s going to matter is ‘What is the quality of our love?'” ~ Richard Bach
  35. “Life tells you nothing, it shows you everything.” ~ Richard Bach

  36. “You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don’t turn away from possible futures before you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them. You’re always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” ~ Richard Bach
  37. “Never stop being a kid, Richard. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and sounds of sunlight within you. Wear your little mask if you must to protect you from the world but if you let that kid disappear you are grown up and you are dead.” ~ Richard Bach
  38. “Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” ~ Richard Bach , Richard Bach quotes on soulmate
  39. “We magnetize into our lives whatever we hold in our thought.” ~ Richard Bach
  40. Don’t fear change. It’s always for the best.” ~ Richard Bach

  41. “You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.” ~ Richard Bach
  42. “You teach best what you most need to learn.” ~ Richard Bach
  43. “Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” ~ Richard Bach
  44. “You choose, you live the consequences. Every yes, no, maybe, creates the school you call your personal experience.” ~ Richard Bach
  45. “Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.” ~ Richard Bach
  46. “To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.” ~ Richard Bach

  47. “Your life is a treasure and you are so much more than you know.” ~ Richard Bach
  48. “The man who flies an airplane … must believe in the unseen.” ~ Richard Bach
  49. “One way to pick a future is to believe it’s inevitable.” ~ Richard Bach
  50. “Remember where you came from, where you’re going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place.” ~ Richard Bach
  51. Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.” ~ Richard Bach
  52. “Hate is love without enough data.” ~ Richard Bach
  53. “I think the source of our sorrow and the source of our joy are intimately entwined. Our sorrow is that we have forgotten who we are, we have forgotten we are one with that source of all life – absolutely indestructible, perfect, joyful. The source of our joy is when we remember that.” ~ Richard Bach
  54. “The only thing that matters, at the end of a stay on earth, is how well did we love, what was the quality of our love?” ~ Richard Bach
  55. “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” ~ Richard Bach

  56. “We look at some people as if they were special, gifted, divine. Nobody is special and gifted and divine.
    No more than you are, no more than I am. The only difference, the very only one,
    is that they have begun to understand what they really are and have begun to practice it.” ~ Richard Bach
  57. “The space for what you want is already filled with what you settled for instead.” ~ Richard Bach
  58. “In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.” ~ Richard Bach
  59. “The world is your exercise book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, though you may express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write lies, or nonsense, or to tear the pages.” ~ Richard Bach
  60. “The simplest things are often the truest.” ~ Richard Bach

  61. “You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.” ~ Richard Bach
  62. “At last, the answer why. The lesson that had been so hard to find, so difficult to learn, came quick and clear and simple. The reason for problems is to overcome them. Why, that’s the very nature of man, I thought, to press past limits, to prove his freedom. It isn’t the challenge that faces us, that determines who we are and what we are becoming, but the way we meet the challenge, whether we toss a match at the wreck or work our way through it, step by step, to freedom.” ~ Richard Bach
  63. “I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.” ~ Richard Bach
  64. “In order to win, you must expect to win.” ~ Richard Bach
  65. “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.” ~ Richard Bach

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