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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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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