Jonathan Livingston Seagull


Author: Richard Bach

Even after forty years since Jonathan Livingston Seagull was published, it hasn’t lost its sheen. It will always be a shinning star because it’s about people who dare to dream and then live it. The messages conveyed through the story of a Seagull will never be stale. It will keep enlightening people through generations. I am sure, it is  the light house for many others as it is for me. It was an International Bestseller and has been translated to many other languages too.

Another good news is that it’s not a Novel but a Novella (a short novel) which can be read in one sitting. The writing is simple, although some deep thinking and analysis is required to get the essence of it. I am absolutely in love with this book and have already read it so many times. I have memorized some sentences from it too. I would like to share some quotes from the book to give you an idea of what is in store for you .

  • We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.

  • The gull sees farthest who flies highest.

  • Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding.

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