JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL QUOTES

“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.”

“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!”

“The only true law is that which leads to freedom. There is no other.”

“You don’t love hatred and evil, of course. You have to practice and see the real gull, the good in every one of them, and to help them see it in themselves.”

“It is a great triumph of life to be able to live by the spirit of the bird not by its garb.”

“If our friendship depends on things like space and time, then when we finally overcome space and time, we’ve destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space and time, and we’ve stepped inside eternity!”

“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 also meaningless.”

“The trick is to make your experiences of the world vivid and dynamic and alive, with meaning and an inner purpose that you alone can find and understand.”

“Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight – how to get from shore to food and back again.”

“To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is. He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.”

“We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one.”

“Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too.”

“Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip… it was nothing but a thought.” JE BENT EEN TOPPER QUOTE

“…you’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.”

“Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to live! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.”

“You don’t need words. We can talk without words.”

“Stay true to your own nature. If you love the sunshine, follow it. If you love the moon, follow it.”

“You don’t love hatred and evil, of course. You have to practice and see the real gull, the good in every one of them, and to help them see it in themselves.”

“The more we realize our minuteness and our impotence before everything mysterious and grand, the more we approach God.”

“Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.”

“If you want to be an individual, you have to be ready to be lonely.”

“You must understand that there is more to flying than just flapping one’s wings up and down.”

“To fly is to be alive.”

“The perfect speed is being there.”