Zitate von Richard Bach

Wenn man das Problem erkannt und verstanden hat, braucht man keine Zeit, um sich zu ändern.
- Richard Bach, EinsSein
Anger is fear, I knew. Every angry person is a frightened one, dreading some loss.
(Wut ist das Ergebnis von Angst. Jeder wütende Mensch ist in erster Linie ein verängstigter Mensch, der sich davor fürchtet, etwas zu verlieren.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Short-term comfort for long-term trouble is not the trade you're looking for. The easy way is not the easy way.
(Es ist pure Energieverschwendung, Schwierigkeiten auf die lange Bank zu schieben oder nach bequemen Lösungen zu suchen. Der scheinbar leichtere Weg ist nie der leichtere Weg.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important, sometimes.
(Falsche Entscheidungen sind unumgänglich. Manchmal sind sie wichtiger als richtige.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Intuition is your guide here. One level of you knows everything there is to know. Find that level, ask for guidance, and trust you'll be led wherever you most need to go.
(Die Intuition ist dein zuverläßigster Führer, denn auf einer Ebene deines Bewußtseins liegen alle Antworten. Du mußt nur einen Zugang zu dieser Ebene finden. Das kannst du lernen, aber noch wichtiger ist es, darauf zu vertrauen, daß du in jedem Fall ans Ziel kommst.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
One way to pick a future is to believe it's inevitable.
- Richard Bach, One
Find out what you really want to do and do it. Don't spend twenty years living your life by default when you can decide right now to go in the direction of your love. What do you really want?
(Zuerst werde dir darüber klar, was du tun willst. Dann tue, was nötig ist. Vergeude nicht kostbare Jahre mit einer halbherzigen Entscheidung, wenn du gleichzeitig eine Entscheidung treffen kannst, hinter der du wirklich stehst. Also: Was willst du wirklich erreichen?)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Ideen sind Katalysatoren, die treibende Kraft, die uns voranbringt. Sie werfen Fragen auf, die uns umtreiben und dazu bewegen, neue Wege einzuschlagen, sie eröffnen uns neue Perspektiven, zwingen uns zu eigenen Überlegungen, weisen uns in neue Richtungen.
- Richard Bach, EinsSein
No one can solve problems for someone whose problem is that they don't want problems solved.
(Niemand kann die Probleme eines anderen lösen, dessen Problem es ist, daß er seine Probleme nicht lösen will.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.
- Richard Bach, One
Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating and absolutely useless until we choose to use it.
(Jede noch so faszinierende Idee ist absolut wertlos, solange wir sie uns nicht zueigen machen. Die eigentliche Herausforderung neuer Ideen ist deren Umsetzung.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster.
(Es gibt kein Unglück, das nicht zum Segen werden könnte, und keinen Segen, der nicht zum Unglück werden könnte.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid?
(Es hat mich ein ganzes Leben gekostet, um der zu werden, der ich jetzt bin. War es das wert?)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Doesn't matter what you do, matters if you want to do it!
(Es ist egal, was du tust, was zählt ist, ob du es wirklich willst.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent the life we've created for ourselves? Who is to blame, who's to credit, but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?
(Wir erschaffen unsere eigene Realität. Wie können wir uns gegen ein Leben auflehnen, das wir uns selber maßgeschneidert haben? Wem anders als uns selbst können wir die Verantwortung dafür anlasten? Wer außer uns selbst kann etwas daran ändern?)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Reality has nothing to do with appearances, with our narrow way of seeing.
(Die Wirklichkeit ist unabhängig von Erscheidungsformen oder unserer begrenzten, konditionierten Wahrnehmung.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
If you never let go of what matters to you, if it matters so much that you're willing to struggle this hard to have it, I promise you'll have a very successful life.
(Wenn du an dem, was dir wichtig ist, festhältst, wenn es dir so wichtig ist, daß du dafür Schwierigkeiten in Kauf nimmst, um es zu erreichen, dann wirst du dein Ziel erreichen.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
Du mußt deinen eigenen Weg finden, nicht meinen.
- Richard Bach, EinsSein
When you find learning before experience, it doesn't always make sense right away. [...] Nothing's practical until we understand it.
(Man muß Wissen anwenden, um seinen eigentlichen Wert zu verstehen. Andererseits muß man etwas verstanden haben, um es anwenden zu können.)
- Richard Bach, One (EinsSein)
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, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too ...
- Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
We're free to go where we wish to go and to be what we are.
- Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while, and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, "I've got responsibilities."
- Richard Bach, Illusions
There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
A person gets used to being alone, but break it just for a day and you have to get used to it again, all over from the beginning.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
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
If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
If you really want to remove a cloud from your life, you do not make a big production out of it, you just relax and remove it from your thinking. That's all there is to it.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
Here is a test to find out if your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
Don't be dismayed at 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, Illusions
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 a butterfly.
- Richard Bach, Illusions
Einsamkeit ist der Schlüssel zur Erkenntnis, daß sich das Leben nicht auf Dinge beschränkt, die die Erde hervorbringt.
- Richard Bach, Meine Welt ist der Himmel
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the place we've chosen to go.
(Es gibt keinen Irrtum. Alle Ereignisse, die wir herbeiführen, sind notwendig - so unangenehm sie auch sein mögen. Wir brauchen sie, um zu lernen, was wir lernen müssen. Keiner unserer Schritte ist überflüssig; jeder bringt uns den Zielen näher, die wir uns ausgesucht haben.)
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever (Brücke über die Zeit)
Anyone you want to keep in your life - never take them for granted.
(Wenn du einen Menschen behalten willst, darfst du seine Anwesenheit nie als selbstverständlich betrachten!)
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever (Brücke über die Zeit)
Überlegt handeln bedeutet: das Für und Wider abwägen, eine Entscheidung treffen und sie dann in die Tat umsetzen. Es ist niemals klug, noch einmal zurückzugehen und seinen Entschluß zu ändern.
- Richard Bach, Brücke über die Zeit
She shook her head solemny, thoughtfully. Are all thoughtful people beautiful?
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
I'm here not because I'm supposed to be here, or because I'm trapped here, but because I'd rather be with you than anywhere in the world.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
So there was some future ahead for me that could not possibly happen without my first having lived this free lonely present.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
The opposite of loneliness, it's not togetherness. It is intimacy.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Your armor, it shields you from any woman who would destroy you, sure enough. But unless you let it go, it will shield you as well from the only one who can love you, nourish you, save you from your own protection.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Fear not. If you want magic, let go of your armor. Magic is so much stronger than steel.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Navigate by the same star, unwilling to change, and you find yourself not only off-course but lost.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
I thought about you a lot, and I finally understood that you're being the best person you know how to be; that you have to live with that until you change and no one is going to make that happen except you.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be lonely and searching and lost.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Boredom between two people doesn't come from being together, physically. It comes from being apart, mentally and spiritually.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
If you didn't need to fight in order to learn, you wouldn't create so many problems! There are times I don't understand till you are angry ... aren't there times you don't know what I mean until I scream? Is there a rule that we can't learn except in sweet words and kisses?
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Having made the decision to love, had I chosen life instead of death?
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Change our thought, and the world around us changes.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
There's not much we can do about it now; it's happened and it's done and the sooner we move past it the better. If it'd help to feel bad about it, I'd feel bad.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
A lover who is very smart is a joy and sometimes she is a burr.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Governments have almost zero foresight and an almost infinite capacity for stupidity, violence, and destruction. Not quite, but almost infinite capacity. The not-quite is when people get mad enough to stand in the way.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
When will I outgrow my simple-minded fascination with the form she had happened to choose for her body? Never, I thought.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
When we turn from victim into master, what do we do with our power?
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Manchmal kann man nur gewinnen, wenn man kapituliert.
- Richard Bach, Auf den Flügeln der Träume
Man sehnt sich nach den Dingen, die dem Herzen verwehrt werden.
- Richard Bach, Auf den Flügeln der Träume
Wir finden unser Glück nur, wenn wir dem folgen, was wir am meisten auf der Welt lieben.
- Richard Bach, Frettchen zur See