Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes - 25 The Best Ones

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“People have stars, but they aren’t the same. For travelers, the stars are guides. For other people, they’re nothing but tiny lights. And for still others, for scholars, they’re problems… But all those stars are silent stars. You, though, you’ll have stars like nobody else… since I’ll be laughing on one of them, for you it’ll be as if all the stars are laughing. You’ll have stars that can laugh!… and it’ll be as if I had given you, instead of stars, a lot of tiny bells that know how to laugh …”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“One day,” you said to me, “I saw the sunset forty-four times!”
And a little later you added:
“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.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“He who must travel happily must travel light.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“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.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“We don’t ask to be eternal beings. We only ask that things do not lose all their meaning.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Only the children know what they are looking for. They waste their time over a rag doll and it becomes very important to them; and if anybody takes it away from them, they cry…”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“For instance, if you come at four in the afternoon, I’ll begin to be happy by three. The closer it gets to four, the happier I’ll feel. By four I’ll be excited and worried; I’ll discover what it costs to be happy! But if you come at any od time, I’ll never know when I should prepare my heart… There must be rites.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox when I first knew him. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“She knew this man’s smile, his gentle ways of love, but not his godlike fury in the storm. She might snare him in a fragile net of music, love and flowers, but, at each departure, he would break forth without, it seemed to her, the least regret.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Night Flight)

“If somebody wants a sheep, that is a proof that one exists.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“The strong are strengthened by reverses; the trouble is that the true meaning of events scores next to nothing in the match we play with men. Appearances decide our gains or losses and the points are trumpery. And a mere semblance of defeat may hopelessly checkmate us.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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