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Richard Bach

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Richard David Bach is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah and others. His books espouse his philosophy that our apparent physical limits and mortality are merely appearance. He claims to be a direct descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is noted for his love of flying and for his books related to air flight and flying in a metaphorical context. He has pursued flying as a hobby since the age of 17.

He's been married three times (divorced twice) and had six children by his first wife.


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Richard Bach Other people will earn more money than you will from your writing. Money quickly spends.

What lasts always for you is a beautiful story you've…more
Other people will earn more money than you will from your writing. Money quickly spends.

What lasts always for you is a beautiful story you've written. Write stories of a beautiful life, and you shall live a beautiful life, yourself.(less)
Richard Bach Listen to your consciousness from twenty years in the future. Listen to the writer you will be and his or her magnificent life, listen to how she/he…moreListen to your consciousness from twenty years in the future. Listen to the writer you will be and his or her magnificent life, listen to how she/he thanks you for not quitting today.

How brave that writer, now a memory for me, how well he lived the tests of his life!

Rejections? So what? He sent his stories and his books immediately to other publishers, until they sold.

He kept writing. He knew that I could be his future, and his unswerving tenacity then was his gift for me.

What's my gift for him? This life, the one he imagined, the one I live today, and which I share with a few million readers who still enjoy the ideas he wrote, and the ones still hidden in his future. (less)
Average rating: 3.85 · 170,380 ratings · 6,048 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 107,363 ratings — published 1970 — 202 editions
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Illusions: The Adventures o...
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One
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The Bridge Across Forever: ...
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There's No Such Place as Fa...
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Messiah's Handbook: Reminde...
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Running from Safety: An Adv...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,423 ratings — published 1994 — 30 editions
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A Gift Of Wings
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,354 ratings — published 1974 — 33 editions
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Biplane
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 1,270 ratings — published 1966 — 18 editions
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Stranger to the Ground
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 831 ratings — published 1963 — 18 editions
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SOME READERS MAY REMEMBER a few comments of mine about being lonely. According to the demographics of those who had lived for a few years, loneliness was likely to happenfor those who had lost intimate loved ones.


Was it a mistake for me to list something so personal on a public website? Maybe not. Some of you who knew a truth beyond demographics, reminded me that there is a principle that works...

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

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”
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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. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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