Best 44 of The little prince quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

,Grown-ups love figures. When you describe a new friend to them, they never ask you about the important things. They never say 'What's his voice like? What are his favourite games? Does he collect butterflies?' Instead they demand 'How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much does his father earn?' Only then do they feel they know him. If you say to the grown-ups: 'I've seen a lovely house made of pink brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the rood', they are unable to picture such a house. You must say: I saw a house that come a hundred thousand francs.' Then they cry out: 'How pretty!' Again, you might say to them: 'The proof that the little prince existed is that he was enchanting, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. When someone wants a sheep, it is proof that they exist.' The grown-ups will merely shrug their shoulders, and treat you like a child. But if you tell them: 'The planet he came from is Asteroid B 612', then they will be convinced, and will spare you all their question. That is how they are. You must not hold it against them. Children have to be very indulgent towards grown-ups.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Saint-exupery Antoine De

What is essential is invisible to the eye

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

Grown ups never understood anything by themselves. And it is rather tedious to have to explain things to them time and again

By Anonym 20 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

Yo me pregunto si las estrellas están encendidas para que cada cual pueda un día encontrar la suya.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

It's all a great mystery. For you, who love the little prince, too. As for me, nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, no one knows where, a sheep we never saw has or has not eaten a rose.... Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, "Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?" And you'll see how everything changes.... And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

For I do not want my book to be read carelessly.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

That was how the little prince tamed the fox. And when the time was near: "Ah!" the fox said. "I shall weep." "It's your own fault," the little prince said. "I never wanted to do you any harm, but you insisted that I tame you...." "Yes, of course," the fox said. "Then you get nothing out of it?" "I get something," the fox said, "because of the color of the wheat." Then he added, "Go look at the roses again. You'll understand that yours is the only rose in all the world.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Saint-exupery Antoine De

One much require from each one the duty which each one can perform

By Anonym 17 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

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. . .

By Anonym 17 Sep

Antione De Saint-exupery

Les toutes grandes personnes ont d'abord été des enfants.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Antione De Saint-exupery

When you discover an island that belongs to nobody, it is yours.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essentail matters. They never say to you, “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?” Instead, they demand: “How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him. If you were to say to the grown-ups: “I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof,” they would not be able to get an idea of that house at all. You have have to say to them: “I saw a house that cost $20,000.” Then they would exclaim: “Oh, what a pretty house that is!

By Anonym 20 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

You are beautiful, but you are empty", he went on. "One could not die for you.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

My flower is ephemeral," the little prince said to himself, "and she has only four thorns to defend herself against the world. And I have left her on my planet, all alone!" That was his first moment of regret. But he took courage once more.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

I will make you a present of a secret.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Antoine De Saint-exupery

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.