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“I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
“When someone blushes, doesn't that mean 'yes'?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
tags: love
“In those days, I didn't understand anything. I should have judged her according to her actions, not her words. She perfumed my planet and lit up my life. I should never have run away! I ought to have realized the tenderness underlying her silly pretensions. Flowers are so contradictory! But I was too young to know how to love her.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras
“But if you tame me, then we
shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I
shall be unique in all the world.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him... The land of tears is so mysterious.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Quand tu veux construire un bateau, ne commence pas par rassembler du bois, couper des planches et distribuer du travail, mais reveille au sein des hommes le desir de la mer grande et large.

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey
tags: love
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince
“I am who I am and I have the need to be.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“No one is ever satisfied where he is.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Please-tame me!' he said.

'I want to, very much,' the little prince replied. 'But I have not much time. I have friends to discover, and a great many things to understand.'

'One only understands the things that one tames,' said the fox. 'Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends any more. If you want a friend, tame me.'

'What must I do, to tame you?' asked the little prince.

'You must be very patient,' replied the fox. 'First you will sit down at a little distance from me-like that-in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
tags: love
“I was too young to know how to love her.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it's not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It's not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It's no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he'd doing - that isn't important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself 'My flower's up there somewhere...' But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it's as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn't important?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“In one of those stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night. And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend...I shall not leave you.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“I wonder,” he said, “whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Of course, I love you,' the flower said to him. 'If you were not aware of it, it was my fault.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.

"What matters most are the simple pleasures so abundant that we can all enjoy them...Happiness doesn't lie in the objects we gather around us. To find it, all we need to do is open our eyes.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


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