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“Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions. It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“Nothing, in truth, can ever replace a lost companion. Old comrades cannot be manufactured. There is nothing that can equal the treasure of so many shared memories, so many bad times endured together, so many quarrels, reconciliations, heartfelt impulses. Friendships like that cannot be reconstructed. If you plant an oak, you will hope in vain to sit soon under its shade.
For such is life. We grow rich as we plant through the early years, but then come the years when time undoes our work and cuts down our trees. One by one our comrades deprive us of their shade, and within our mourning we always feel now the secret grief of growing old.
If I search among my memories for those whose taste is lasting, if I write the balance sheet of the moments that truly counted, I surely find those that no fortune could have bought me. You cannot buy the friendship of a companion bound to you forever by ordeals endured together.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“Behind all seen things lies something vaster; everything is but a path, a portal or a window opening on something other than iteself. ”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
tags: men
“Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“I looked about me. Luminous points glowed in the darkness. Cigarettes punctuated the humble meditations of worn old clerks. I heard them talking to one another in murmurs and whispers. They talked about illness, money, shabby domestic cares. And suddenly I had a vision of the face of destiny. Old bureaucrat, my comrade, it is not you who are to blame. No one ever helped you to escape. You, like a termite, built your peace by blocking up with cement every chink and cranny through which the light might pierce. You rolled yourself up into a ball in your genteel security, in routine, in the stifling conventions of provincial life, raising a modest rampart against the winds and the tides and the stars. You have chosen not to be perturbed by great problems, having trouble enough to forget your own fate as a man. You are not the dweller upon an errant planet and do not ask yourself questions to which there are no answers. Nobody grasped you by the shoulder while there was still time. Now the clay of which you were shaped has dried and hardened, and naught in you will ever awaken the sleeping musician, the poet, the astronomer that possibly inhabited you in the beginning.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“When I opened my eyes I saw nothing but the pool of nocturnal sky, for I was lying on my back with out-stretched arms, face to face with that hatchery of stars. Only half awake, still unaware that those depths were sky, having no roof between those depths and me, no branches to screen them, no root to cling to, I was seized with vertigo and felt myself as if flung forth and plunging downward like a diver.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“And that heart which was a wild garden was given to him who only loved trim lawns. And the imbecile carried the princess into slavery.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
tags: love
“What he had yearned to embrace was not the flesh but a down spirit, a spark, the impalpable angel that inhabits the flesh.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“The first stars tremble as if shimmering in green water. Hours must pass before their glimmer hardens into the frozen glitter of diamonds. I shall have a long wait before I witness the soundless frolic of the shooting stars. In the profound darkness of certain nights I have seen the sky streaked with so many trailing sparks that it seemed to me a great gale must be blowing through the outer heavens. ”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“Sitting in the flickering light of the candles on this kerchief of sand, on this village square, we waited in the night. We were waiting for the rescuing dawn - or for the Moors. Something, I know not what, lent this night a savor of Christmas. We told stories, we joked, we sang songs. In the air there was that slight fever that reigns over a gaily prepared feast. And yet we were infinitely poor. Wind, sand, and stars. The austerity of Trappists. But on this badly lighted cloth, a handful of men who possessed nothing in the world but their memories were sharing invisible riches. ”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“و تدلنا التجربة أن الحب ليس أن ينظر بعضنا إلى بعض ، وإنما أن ننظر سوياً في اتجاه واحد ..”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
tags: love
“He is among those beings of great scope who spread their leafy branches willingly over broad horizons. To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. It is to know shame at the sight of poverty which is not of our making. It is to be proud of a victory won by our comrades. It is to feel, as we place our stone, that we are contributing to the building of the world.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“You, Bedouin of Libya who saved our lives, though you will dwell forever in my memory yet I shall never be able to recapture your features. You are Humanity and your face comes into my mind simply as man incarnate. You, our beloved fellowman, did not know who we might be, and yet you recognized us without fail. And I, in my turn, shall recognize you in the faces of all mankind. You came towards me in an aureole of charity and magnanimity bearing the gift of water. All my friends and all my enemies marched towards me in your person. It did not seem to me that you were rescuing me: rather did it seem that you were forgiving me. And I felt I had no enemy left in all the world.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“You’ll be bothered from time to time by storms, fog, snow. When you are, think to yourself, ‘What they could do, I can do.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“What torments me is not the humps nor hollows nor the ugliness. It is the sight, a little bit in all these men, of Mozart murdered.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“Nobody grasped you by the shoulder while there was still time. Now the clay of which you were shaped has dried and hardened, and naught in you will ever awaken the sleeping musician, the poet, the asronomer that possibly inhabited you in the beginning.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“لا شيء، أبدا، في الواقع، يحل محل الرفيق المفقود. لا نستطيع أن نخلق قدامى الرفاق. لا شيء يوازي كنز تلك الذكريات المشتركة، وتلك الساعات العسيرة التي عشناها معا، بما فيها من الخلافات، والمصالحات، ونزوات القلب. مثل تلك الصداقات لا تبنى من جديد. وهل نرتجي، لو غرسنا سنديانة، أن نستظل أوراقها بعد أمد قصير؟”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“A sheet spread beneath an apple-tree can receive only apples; a sheet spread beneath the stars can receive only star-dust.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“لعل عظمة مهنة من المهن هي، قبل كل شيء، في التوحيد بين البشر: ليس ثمة إلا ترف واحد حقيقي، هو ترف الخلائق البشرية! إننا إذ نشتغل من أجل الخيرات وحدها نشيد سجننا بأنفسنا. نسجن أنفسنا منعزلين، مع عملتنا، وهي من رماد، لا توفر أي شيء جدير بأن نحيا من أجله.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“الحب ليس هو أن نتبادل النظرات وانما أن ننظر معا في اتجاه واحد”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“a last glimmer of intelligence (p. 79)”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“Aucune circonstance ne réveille en nous un étranger dont nous n'aurions rien soupçonné. Vivre, c'est naître lentement. Il serait un peu trop aisé d'emprunter des âmes toutes faites !”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des hommes
“Aimer ce n’est point nous regarder l’un l’autre mais regarder ensemble dans la même direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“If he shrugs his shoulders, it is because he is no fool. He knows that once men are caught up in an event they cease to be afraid. Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“But in the machine of today we forget that motors are whirring: the motor, finally, has come to fulfill its function, which is to whirr as a heart beats - and we give no thought to the beating of our heart. Thus, precisely because it is perfect the machine dissembles its own existence instead of forcing itself upon our notice.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“On peut enivrer les Allemands de l'ivresse d'être Allemands et compatriotes de Beethoven. On peut en saouler jusqu'au soutier. C'est, certes, plus facile que de tirer du soutier un Beethoven.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“آدم ها مدتی دراز در حصار سکوت خود در کنار هم راه می سپارند،یا حرف هایی می زنند که پیامی با خود ندارند.اما ساعت خطر فرا می رسد.آن وقت شانه به شانه می دهند.پی می برند که از یک تبارند و چون وجدان های دیگر را کشف کردند دایره ی وجودشان وسعت می گیرد.با لبخندی جانانه به هم می نگرند و به زندانی آزادی یافته ای می مانند که از عظمت دریا به حیرت می افتد.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
“When I opened my eyes I saw nothing but the pool of night sky, for I was lying on my back with out-stretched arms, face to face with that hatchery of stars.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars

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