Posted by: Jodi | June 13, 2010

Quickly Quotable #12 – The Little Prince

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery – The Little Prince

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  1. Your quote brings back wonderful memories.

  2. Sweet!

  3. I loved that book, it was made into a film many years ago and I remember going to see it with my grandmother, must have been sometime in the 70’s
    Lovely memories, thanks for reminding me 🙂

    • I’ll have to look it up – is it just as good as the book?

  4. French singer Gilbert Becaud recorded a wonderful about Saint-Exupery and “The Little Prince.” You may want to download it.

    • Sounds lovely, I’ll have to look for it.

  5. J’aime “Le Petit Prince!”

    Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

    • It is more beautiful in French… That is my favorite quote of the three.

  6. […] It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery – The Little Prince … Read More […]

  7. I read this book once a year… it continues to soften my heart and soul so that I may one day be kind instead of mean and spiteful. It’s healing and wonderful and profound!

    • I agree! I try to pull it out on a regular basis for the same reason.

  8. Lovely 🙂

  9. This quote is just… I have no words to explain it! But it shows why this book has been on my night stand for the past 15 years! 🙂

    • Some books are universally touching, this is one of them.

  10. Timeless words

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