Richard Bach

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Since Jonathan Livingston Seagull - which dominated the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for two consecutive years - Richard Bach has touched millions of people through his humor, wisdom and insight.

With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world's most beloved authors. A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter-day barnstorming pilot, Bach continues to be an avid aviator-author, exploring and chronicling the joys and freedom of flying, reporting his findings to readers.

His most recent works include Travels with Puff, which recounts Bach's journey from Florida to Washington state in his small seaplane, Puff, and Illusions II: The Adventures of a Reluctant Student, which incorporates Bach's real-life plane crash.

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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)
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On Line, Once Again

Now that the new book is almost finished, it’s time to return to the neo-world of this website.


Only a few of the old family will remember that this site once existed.  Like the reincarnation of spirits, the spirit of these ideas will live forever, flickering now and then in websites like this one, and in the lives of occasional mortals.  


I’ve promised not to talk about the new book till its published, since it... 


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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?”
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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.”
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“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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