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Published on June 2nd, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull Quotes: Inspired Thoughts By The Philosophical Gull

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Here is Yellow Magpie’s pick of the very best Jonathan Livingston Seagull quotes.

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

‘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.’

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

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

‘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.’

‘What he had once hoped for the Flock, he now gained for himself alone; he learned to fly, and was not sorry for the price that he had paid.’

‘Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.’

‘I want to fly where no seagull has flow before. I want to know what there is to know about life!’

‘ I only wish to share what I’ve learned – the very simple fact that it is right for a gull to fly.’

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

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