The Little Prince Quotes

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“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

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“C'est tellement mystérieux, le pays des larmes.”
Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”
Antoine de Saint - Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Only the children know what they are looking for.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“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. . .”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“What a queer planet!" he thought. "It is altogether dry, and altogether pointed, and altogether harsh and forbidding. And the people have no imagination. They repeat whatever one says to them . . . On my planet I had a flower; she always was the first to speak . . .”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“No one is ever satisfied where he is....Only the children know what they’re looking for....”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“ It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoin de St Exupery from The Little Prince”
Antoin de St Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“That is the most difficult thing of all. It is far more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself correctly, then you are truly a man of wisdom.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince & Letter to a Hostage

“Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“If you love a flower which happens to be on a star, it is sweet at night to gaze at the sky. All the stars are a riot of flowers.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“,Grown-ups love figures. When you describe a new friend to them, they never ask you about the important things. They never say 'What's his voice like? What are his favourite games? Does he collect butterflies?' Instead they demand 'How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much does his father earn?' Only then do they feel they know him. If you say to the grown-ups: 'I've seen a lovely house made of pink brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the rood', they are unable to picture such a house. You must say: I saw a house that come a hundred thousand francs.' Then they cry out: 'How pretty!'
Again, you might say to them: 'The proof that the little prince existed is that he was enchanting, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. When someone wants a sheep, it is proof that they exist.' The grown-ups will merely shrug their shoulders, and treat you like a child. But if you tell them: 'The planet he came from is Asteroid B 612', then they will be convinced, and will spare you all their question. That is how they are. You must not hold it against them. Children have to be very indulgent towards grown-ups.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one lets oneself be tamed...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while" (the flower to little prince)”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“If a sheep eats bushes does it eat flowers too?
A sheep eats whatever it finds.
Even a flower with thorn?
Even a flower with thorns.
Then what's the good of thorns?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Veronica Henry
“I don't know anyone who can't learn something from The Little Prince.”
Veronica Henry, How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“For me you're only a little boy just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you have no need of me, either. For you I'm only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, we'll need each other. You'll be the only boy in the world for me. I'll be the only fox in the world for you....”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“It's all a great mystery. For you, who love the little prince, too. As for me, nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, no one knows where, a sheep we never saw has or has not eaten a rose....
Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, "Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?" And you'll see how everything changes....
And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important!”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“That was how the little prince tamed the fox. And when the time was near:
"Ah!" the fox said. "I shall weep."
"It's your own fault," the little prince said. "I never wanted to do you any harm, but you insisted that I tame you...."
"Yes, of course," the fox said.
"Then you get nothing out of it?"
"I get something," the fox said, "because of the color of the wheat." Then he added, "Go look at the roses again. You'll understand that yours is the only rose in all the world.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“This is, to me, the loveliest and saddest landscape in the world. It is the same as that on the preceding page, but I have drawn it again to impress it on your memory. It is here that the little prince appeared on Earth, and disappeared.

Look at it carefully so that you will be sure to recognise it in case you travel some day to the African desert. And, if you should come upon this spot, please do not hurry on. Wait for a time, exactly under the star. Then, if a little man appears who laughs, who has golden hair and who refuses to answer questions, you will know who he is. If this should happen, please comfort me. Send me word that he has come back.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The little prince went back to look at the roses again.
"You're not at all like my rose. You're nothing at all yet," he told them. "No one has tamed you and you haven't tamed anyone. You're the way my fox was. He was just a fox like a hundred thousand others. But I've made him my friend, and now he's the only fox in all the world."
And the roses were humbled.
"You're lovely, but you're empty," he went on. "One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass. Since she's the one I sheltered behind a screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three for butterflies.) Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“If I try to describe him here, it is to make sure that I shall not forget him. To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures...”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (Firefly World Classic Fairy Tales Bilingual Picture Book)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I should have based my judgement upon deeds and not words.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Hoşça kal,“ dedi tilki. "İşte sana bir sır, çok basit bir şey: İnsan yalnız yüreğiyle doğruyu görebilir. Asıl görülmesi gerekeni gözler göremez.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“You must see to it that you
pull up regularly all the baobabs, at the very first moment when they can be
distinguished from the rosebushes which they resemble so closely in their
earliest youth”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

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