Antoine De Saint Exupéry Quotes

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“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

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Tu reviendras me dire adieu, et je te ferai cadeau d'un secret.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. It seems that they are very beautiful. And if not the butterflies—and the caterpillars—who will call upon me? You will be far away...As for the large animals—I am not at all afraid of any of them. I have my claws.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The fact is that I did not know how to understand anything! I ought to have judged by deeds and not by words. She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little strategems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“He did not understand this quiet sweetness. 'Of course I love you,' the flower said to him. 'It is my fault that you have not known it all the while. That is of no importance. But you—you have been just as foolish as I. Try to be happy...Let the glass globe be. I don't want it any more.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Certainly. When you find a diamond that belongs to nobody, it is yours. When you discover an island that belongs to nobody, it is yours. When you get an idea before any one else, you take out a patent on it: it is yours. So with me: I own the stars, because nobody else before me ever thought of owning them.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“They never become old-fashioned. It is very rarely that a mountain changes its position. It is very rarely that an ocean empties itself of its waters. We write of eternal things.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“If I try to describe him here, it is to make sure that I shall not forget him.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Little golden objects that set lazy men to idle dreaming.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Հասունությունը տրվում է այնքան տենչանքների, հույսերի, ափսոսանքների, մոռացումների և սիրո գնով: Փորձառության ու հուշերի ինչ չքնաղ ուղեբեռ է մարդու տարիքը...
Անտուան դը Սենտ Էքզյուպերի «Նամակ Պատանդին»”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The first night, then, I went to sleep on the sand, a thousand miles from any human habitation.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I was more isolated than a shipwrecked sailor on a raft in the middle of the ocean.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?" Instead, they demand: "How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?" Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Children should always show great forbearance toward grown-up people.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference. I should have liked to begin this story in the fashion of the fairy-tales. I should have like to say: "Once upon a time there was a little prince who lived on a planet that was scarcely any bigger than himself, and who had need of a sheep...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“For I do not want any one to read my book carelessly. I have suffered too much grief in setting down these memories.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Oh, little prince! Bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life... For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“You know—one loves the sunset, when one is so sad...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved any one. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures. And all day he says over and over, just like you: 'I am busy with matters of consequence!' And that makes him swell up with pride. But he is not a man--he is a mushroom!”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“If someone loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars. He can say to himself, 'Somewhere, my flower is there...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“It was only in the full radiance of her beauty that she wished to appear.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“So the little prince, in spite of all the good will that was inseparable from his love, had soon come to doubt her. He had taken seriously words which were without importance, and it made him very unhappy.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“He found himself in the neighborhood of the asteroids 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, and 330. He began, therefore, by visiting them, in order to add to his knowledge.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Approach, so that I may see you better.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“For he never forgot a question once he had asked it.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“You shall have your sunset. I shall command for it. But, according to my science of government, I shall wait until conditions are favorable.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I admire you," said the little prince, shrugging his shoulders slightly, "but what is there in that to interest you so much?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I have so much to do! I am concerned with matters of consequence. I don't amuse myself with balderdash.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“That doesn't do me much good,' said the lamplighter. "The one thing I love in life is to sleep.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Seen from a slight distance, that would make a splendid spectacle.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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