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


About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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16 Responses to Quickly Quotable #12 – The Little Prince

  1. Your quote brings back wonderful memories.

  2. agatha82 says:

    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 🙂

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

  4. Paula says:

    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.

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  6. 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!

  7. Lua says:

    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! 🙂

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