Richard Bach Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old richard bach quotes, richard bach sayings, and richard bach proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster.     

Richard Bach

Our disasters have been some of the best things that ever happened to us. And what we swore were blessings have been some of the worst.     

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

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

A name is a label, and as soon as there is a label, the ideas disappear and out comes label-worship and label-bashing, and instead of living by a theme of ideas, people begin dying for labels and the last thing the world needs is another religion.     

Richard Bach

The simplest things are often the truest.     

Richard Bach

The gull sees farthest who flies highest.     

Richard Bach

Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.     

Richard Bach

The only way to avoid all frightening choices is to leave society and become a hermit, and that is a frightening choice.     

Richard Bach

We [Americans] are game-playing, fun-loving creatures; we are the otters of the universe.     

Richard Bach

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.     

Richard Bach

A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.     

Richard Bach

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.     

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

There is something to astrology for those who believe in astrology, as there is something to medicine for those who believe in medicine. Every system works when we give our heart to it.     

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

Numbers are limits, and perfection doesn't have limits.     

Richard Bach

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.     

Richard Bach

The opposite of loneliness is not togetherness, it's intimacy.     

Richard Bach

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

Richard Bach

Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, in which there is no love.     

Richard Bach

There are grand rewards for those who pick the high hard roads, but those rewards are hidden by years.      

Richard Bach

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

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

What a delighted fascination it is, to stand aside and watch our dearest friend perform on stage without us.     

Richard Bach

The only way to avoid all frightening choices is to leave society and become a hermit, and that is a frightening choice.     

Richard Bach

The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves.     

Richard Bach

If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we have destroyed our own brotherhood.     

Richard Bach

The gull sees farthest who flies highest.     

Richard Bach

A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.      

Richard Bach