60+ Best Jonathan Livingston Seagull Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational Jonathan Livingston Seagull quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Do you have any idea how many lives we must have gone through before we even got the first idea that there is more to life than eating, or fighting, or power in the Flock? A thousand lives, Jon, ten thousand! – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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. That’s what I mean by love. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us! – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood, he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

A moment later Jonathan’s body wavered in the air, shimmering, and began to go transparent. Don’t let them spread silly rumors about me, or make me a god. O.K., Fletch? I’m a seagull. I like to fly, maybe… – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

If you love someone set them free. If they come back, set them on fire. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip, Jonathan would say, other times, is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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. We can learn to be free! we can learn to fly! – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

I’m here not because I am supposed to be here, or because I’m trapped here, but because I’d rather be with you than anywhere else in the world. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

That’s why love stories don’t have endings! They don’t have endings because love doesn’t end. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Like everything else, Fletcher. Practice. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Boredom between two people doesn’t come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

You’re never given a dream without the power to make it true. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Listen to what you know instead of what you fear. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing, and the next world is the same as this one, all the same limitations and lead weights to overcome. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

A movie I must have seen 10 times is ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull.’ It’s an old movie, but still such a beautiful message. If I had only one film I could take on my computer on a desert island, I would take ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull.’ – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

For most gulls it was not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull . . . was no ordinary bird. Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The conversation between Fletcher and Jonathan Livingston Seagull is centered on why some have achieved more than others . . . are they divine . . . ahead of their times . . . Fletcher says, Well, this kind of flying has always been here to be learned by anybody who wanted to discover it; that’s got nothing to do with time. We’re ahead of the fashion, maybe. Ahead of the way most gulls fly. Poor Fletch. Don’t you believe what your eyes are telling you? All they show is limitations. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Why, Jon, why? his mother asked. Why is it so hard to be like the rest of the flock, Jon? Why can’t you leave low flying to the pelicans, the alhatross? Why don’t you eat? Son, you’re bone and feathers! I don’t mind being bone and feathers mom. I just want to know what I can do in the air and what I can’t, that’s all. I just want to know. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Don’t be dismayed by 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. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The only true law is that which leads to freedom. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Remember where you came from, where you’re going, and why you created this mess you got yourself into in the first place. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The gull sees farthest who flies highest – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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 all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don’t you think that we might see each other once or twice? – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

He spoke of very simple things- that it is right for a gull to fly, that freedom is the very nature of his being, that whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form. Set aside, came a voice from the multitude, even if it be the Law of the Flock? The only true law is that which leads to freedom, Jonathan said. There is no other. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

One school is finished, and the time has come for another to begin. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, he’s probably LK Advani – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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. – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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