1936 - Born 23rd of June in Oak Park, Illinois.
1955 - Attended in Long Beach State College.
1956-1962 - Served to Captain in the U.S. Air Force.
1961-64 - Associate editor of Flying Magazine.
1965-1970 - Charter pilot, flight instructor, aviation mechanic, and barnstormer in and around Iowa.
1970 - Authored numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), Illusions (1977), One (1989), and Out of My Mind (1999).
1970 - Won the Nene award for his book, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull".
1973 - Met second wife, actress Leslie Parrish, in while filming his book "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." She was a researcher on the project.
- Sued the producers of the movie "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," based on his popular existential book, for altering the film without his permission.
1980 - Nominated for the American Book Award for "Illusions".
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- "Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection."
- "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
- "Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"
- "True love stories never have endings."
- "Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours."