Antoine De Saint-exupery quotes
Of course I'll hurt you. Of course you'll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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.
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.
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
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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.
No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.
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.
But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.
You're beautiful, but you're empty. No one could die for you.
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.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him... The land of tears is so mysterious.
It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.