Richard David Bach Quotes

“I’d just as soon you not smoke in the house, Kathy.” She looked up surprised, lighter poised an inch from her cigarette. “You didn’t mind last night.” She was as attractive as she had been the day before; I wanted to know her better. Were cigarettes going to drive away this woman I could touch […]

Sooner I’d try to change history than turn political, than try convincing others to write letters or to vote or to march or to do something they didn’t already feel like doing.

So much of what we said sounded crazy, yet none of it was false… as if two theoretical physicists stood on stage to say that when we travel near lightspeed, we get younger than nontravellers; that a mile of space next to the sun is different from a mile of space next to the earth […]

There is such a thing as perfection. Our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth.

The most important thing in living was to reach out and touch perfection in that which we most loved to do.

Everything you see and touch was once an invisible idea until someone chose to bring it into being. Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.

Where do you get your crazy ideas?” asked the gentleman twenty rows back, the first question in the second hour of the lecture. There was a mass low chuckle from the couple-thousand people in the Civic Auditorium… he was not the only one curious about that… For the moment I had walked to the footlights […]

Only a few people are interested in what you have to say, but that’s all right. You don’t tell the quality of a master by the size of his crowds.

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.

Too long together, and even courtesy is gone… people are more courteous to strangers than they are to their own wives and husbands!