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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...
It's hard luck always having to be a judge.
If a composer suffers from loss of sleep and his sleeplessness induces him to turn out masterpieces, what a profitable loss it is!
Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while" (the flower to little prince)
The truth for a man, it's what makes him a man.
I may be a little like the grown-ups. I must have grown old.
I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
But the vain man did not hear him. Vain men never hear anything but praise.
Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends.
Experiences teaches us that to love is not to gaze at one another but to gaze together in the same direction.
When one wishes to play the wit, he sometimes wanders a little from the truth.
If I am attempting to describe him, it is in order not to forget him. It is sad to forget a friend. Not every one has had a friend.
Where are the men?” the little prince at last took up the conversationagain. “It is a little lonely in the desert. . . ”“It is also lonely among men, ” the snake said.
if a sheep eats bushes does it eat flowers too?a sheep eats whatever it findseven a flower with thorn?even a flower with thorns.then what's the good of thorns?
No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.
He fell as gently as a tree falls. There was not even any sound..
When someone blushes, doesn't that mean 'yes'?
A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten', he does not say 'My men were beaten.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
That is the hardest thing of all. It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it's because you're truly a wise man.
You know-- one loves the sunset, when one is so sad...""Were you so sad, then?" I asked, "on the day of the forty-four sunsets?"But the little prince made no reply.
Flowers are so inconsistent!
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
No one is ever satisfied where he is.
That will be so amusing! You will have five hundred million little bells, and I shall have five hundred million springs of fresh water...
I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
The only things you learn are the things you tame
My star will just be one of the stars, for you. And so you will love to watch all the stars in the heavens...they will all be your friends."-the little prince
I wonder, ” he said, “whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again...
If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility.
I shall never again admire a merely brave man.
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.
And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
A single radio post still heard him. The only link between him and the world was a wave of music, a minor modulation. Not a lament, no cry, yet purest of sounds that ever spoke despair.
Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction.
Words are the source of misunderstandings.
Conceited people never hear anything but praise.
I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him... The land of tears is so mysterious.
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.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
The grandeur of a profession is...above all, uniting men: there is only one true luxury, that of human relationships.
Men? One never knows where to find them. The wind blows them away. They have no roots, and that makes their life very difficult.
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
Vivi muito tempo no mundo das pessoas grandes. Vi-as de bem perto.Não fiquei com muito melhor opinião delas.
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...
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.