Four Timeless Quotes from The Little Prince

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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 . . .”


Christophe Roussel designs a cake

Christophe Roussel, France

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Christophe Roussel is the Willy Wonka of the patisserie world. He enjoys transforming traditional patisseries by giving them bright colors and interesting names, such as Electroshock.

Christophe Roussel’s kitchen, L’Atelier Gourmand, located in La Baule on the northern coast of France, with its vast creative space, draws even more similarities between him and the Roald Dahl character. Roussel and his team of seventeen explore chocolate and dough; forty new recipes are released each year.

Christophe Roussel, who has worked in the Meridien Resort on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, approaches food as an artist does his canvas. “I begin by brainstorming with my wife, then I like to draw with a pencil. After that, I think of the flavors, look, and ingredients of the final product,” he explains.