Richard Bach

Richard David Bach (born June 23, 1936) is an American writer. Bach is widely known as the author of the 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 (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 an... More


Richard Bach Quotes

Richard Bach #Best

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Richard Bach #Best #Learning

You teach best what you most need to learn.
Richard Bach #Best #Business

I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service.
Richard Bach #Family

Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach #Fear #Inspirational

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
Richard Bach #Fear

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
Richard Bach #Happiness

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

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Richard Bach #Happiness

Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
Richard Bach #Life

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

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

True love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach #Men

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
Richard Bach #Nature

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach #Power #Work

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 #Relationship #Respect

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

Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
Richard Bach #Work

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach #Christmas

In the United States Christmas has become the rape of an idea.
Richard Bach #Family #Life #Respect

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

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.
Richard Bach #Learning

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 #Learning

Learning is finding out what you already know.
Richard Bach #Love

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
Richard Bach #Change #Future #Inspirational

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