One of the books I read for the first time about a gazillion years ago is Illusions, by Richard Bach. It chronicles the "adventures of a reluctant messiah". And it is chock full of really great quotes. Here are a few for you to ponder:
"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."
"You teach best what you most need to learn."
"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."
"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished….If you're alive, it isn't."
"The best way to avoid responsibility is to say 'I've got responsibilities'."
"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts."
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
"Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours."
"In order to live freely and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice."
"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. "
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."
"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at just such a speed. It feels an impulsion…this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons."
"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."
"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."
If you like these, chances are, you might just like the book…
Thanks for the recommendation, Ramona!