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

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

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
“Grown ups never understood anything by themselves. And it is rather tedious to have to explain things to them time and again”
Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Supposing I know of a flower that is absolutely unique, that is nowhere to be found except on my planet, and any minute that flower could accidentally be eaten up by a little lamb, isn't that important? If a person loves a flower that is the only one of its kind on all the millions and millions of stars, then gazing at the night sky is enough to make him happy. He says to himself "My flower is out there somewhere." But if the lamb eats the flower, then suddenly it's as if all the stars had stopped shining. Isn't that important?”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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

“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
“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

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them...”
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
“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
“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
“All men have the stars," he answered, "but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman they were wealth. But all these stars are silent. You--you alone--will have the stars as no one else has them--”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Once again I felt myself frozen by the sense of something irreparable. And I knew that I could not bear the thought of never hearing that laughter any more. For me, it was like a spring of fresh water in the desert.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“It is just as it is with the flower. If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“It is just as it is with the water. Because of the pulley, and the rope, what you gave me to drink was like music. You remember--how good it was.”
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. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your window, so, for that pleasure...And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, "Yes, the stars always make me laugh!”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Look up at the sky. Ask yourselves: is it yes or no? Has the sheep eaten the flower? And you will see how everything changes...And no grown-up will ever understand that this is a matter of so much importance!”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“In one of the 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...You--only you--will have stars that can laugh!”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“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
“If some one 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”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. But since the grown-ups were not able to understand it, I made another drawing: I drew the inside of a boa constrictor so that the grown-ups could see it clearly. They always need to have things explained.”
de Saint Exupéry, Antoine

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