Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince tells the timeless tale of courage, risk, exploration, finding purpose, friendship, and loss. It touches on what is most essential in life, reminds us to pay attention to the small-big things, and reminds us of the child within. Below are four quotes that resonated with me.
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“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.”
“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 . . .”
“Men,” said the little prince, “set out on their way in express trains, but they do not know what they are looking for. Then they rush about, and get excited, and turn round and round . . .It is not worth the trouble . . .”