Quotes by Richard Bach


Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
– Richard Bach
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
– Richard Bach
An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
– Richard Bach
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
– Richard Bach
Ask yourself the secret of YOUR success. Listen to your answer, and practice it.
– Richard Bach
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
– Richard Bach
Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.
– Richard Bach
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
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
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
– Richard Bach
Evolution made civilization steward of this planet. A hundred thousand years later, the steward stood before evolution not helper but destroyer, not healer but parasite. So evolution withdrew its gift, passed civilization by, rescued the planet from intelligence and handed it to love.
– Richard Bach
Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
– Richard Bach
Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
– Richard Bach
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
I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?
– Richard Bach
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
– Richard Bach
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.
– Richard Bach
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
– Richard Bach
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
– Richard Bach
In order to win, you must expect to win.
– Richard Bach