“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You - only you - will have stars that can laugh.”
“To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. 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….”
Above quotes are from the most famous novella of French writer, poet and aviatore Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the Little Prince.
It has been translated into more than 190 languages and has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books ever published. But that is not what makes this book so precious. It is most commonly classified as a “children’s book”, but i have a feeling it is truly intended for “grown-up”. Children still remember and know simple truths described in the book, they haven’t forgotten yet…
Whoever you are, whatever age, profession, believe, or country you belong to, pick u[p this book. You will never look at the stars the same, you will smile at every rose, and more importantly you will somehow remember what it’s like to be a child again.
This book is available now Amazon, Barnes & Noble, your local book store, and Audible.com.