Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Richard Bach

One of our erudite Book Club, which BTW has finally been christened as ‘BooksOnLatte’ (BOL), members has prompted me to think about quotations from books that I read. Richard Back is one of the favorite all time authors of mine with books like Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Illusions, The Messiah amongst the most popular ones. There are some of the quotes from the books that I go back to from time to time, which I feel are really deep and have impacted me positively. Some of the quotes from his books:

You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.

Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain
you don't have anything to learn from them.

You're always free to change your mind
and choose a different future, or a different past.

- from "Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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 false messiah.

- from "Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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 awhile, and watch your answers change.

- from "Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah"

You are never given a wish without being given
the power to make it true.

You may have to work for it, however.

- from "Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah"

Simply Awesome, aren’t they? We are reading ‘The Buddha of Suburbia’ by Hanif Khureshi for the BOL gathering on 4th June. Watch this space for updates about the meeting.


Blogger Anshul said...

Very meaningful quotes. One must read between the lines.

Excellent! Sourin.


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