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Top 62 Antoine De Saint-Exupéry Quotes From The Author Of 'The Little Prince'

Find quotes from the author of the famous 'The Little Prince' book here.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's works are the rare testimony of a pioneering aviator.

He is a warrior who looked at adventure and danger with a poet's eyes. He is also the author of the much-loved book 'The Little Prince' (translated from 'Le Petit Prince').

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes can be about many different things that are important to different people. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry does his work with perfection, producing beautiful quotes such as the famous line: "Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other."

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Antoine De Saint Exupéry Quotes From 'The Little Prince'

Find quotes from Antoine de Saint Exupéry in 'The Little Prince' here.

Book and author quotes are a real treat.

1. "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

2. "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

3. "The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

4. "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, 'The Little Prince'.

5. "I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

6. "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'.

7. "You're beautiful, but you're empty. No one could die for you."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

8. "Only the children know what they are looking for."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

9. "And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

10. "His look was very serious, like someone lost far away."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

11. "Little golden objects that set lazy men to idle dreaming."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

Some Other Quotes By Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has written many great quotes, discover them here.

12. "Approach, so that I may see you better."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

13. "To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

14. "Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

15. "Thirst had made me a little feverish, and I looked at them as if I were in a dream."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

16. "It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

17. "I stopped in my tracks, my heart torn asunder, but still I did not understand."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

18. “The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

19. "If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

20. "If I try to describe him here, it is to make sure that I shall not forget him."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

21. "On ne sait jamais! One never knows!"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

22. "For he never forgot a question once he had asked it."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

23. "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."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

24. "The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is proof that he exists."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

25. "Sometimes, there is no harm in putting off a piece of work until another day."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Antoine De Saint Exupery Quotes In The Stars

Find the perfection of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes about stars here.

Secret stars quotes are truly special.

26. "If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers..."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

27. "You - you alone will have the stars as no one else has them..."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

28. "You know-one loves the sunset, when one is so sad..."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

29. "You'll have stars that can laugh!"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

30. "Look at the sky. Ask yourselves: Has the sheep eaten the flower, yes or no? And you will see how everything changes..."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

31. "'I wonder,' he said, 'whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again...'"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Antoine De Saint Exupéry Happiness Quotes

Beautiful Antoine de Saint Exupéry quotes about happiness.

32. "Even though human life may be the most precious thing on earth, we always behave as if there were something of higher value than human life."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

33. "Trying to be witty leads to lying, more or less."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

34. "But certainly, for us who understand life, figures are a matter of indifference."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

35. "I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him... The land of tears is so mysterious."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

36. "He fell as gently as a tree falls. There was not even any sound."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

37. "What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

38. "He had taken seriously words which were without importance, and it made him very unhappy."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

39. "Straight ahead you can't go very far."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

40. "No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

41. "Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

41. "'It’s a question of discipline,’ the little prince told me later on. ‘When you’ve finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet.'"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

42. “'My life is very monotonous,' the fox said. 'I hunt chickens; men hunt me. All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike. And, in consequence, I am a little bored.'”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

43. "Happiness doesn't lie in the objects we gather around us. To find it, all we need to do is open our eyes."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

44. "The only things you learn are the things you tame"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Antoine De Saint Exupéry Love Quotes

Some Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes explain what love really is.

45. "I was too young to know how to love her."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

46. "Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

47. "You know... my flower... I'm responsible for her. And she's so weak! And so naive. She has four ridiculous thorns to defend her against the world..."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

48. "Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

49. "One never ought to listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance. Mine perfumed all my planet. But I did not know how to take pleasure in all her grace."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

50."If you come at four in the afternoon, I'll begin to be happy by three."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

More 'Le Petit Prince' Book Quotes

For more Antoine de Saint Exupéry 'The Little Prince' quotes, read on.

51. "And the little prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, which irritated me very much. I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

52. "You will have five hundred million little bells, and I shall have five hundred million springs of freshwater..."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

53. "'Ephemeral' means 'which is in danger of speedy disappearance.'"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

54. "You're not a man, you're a mushroom!"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

55. “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

56. "The thing that is important is the thing that is not seen."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

57. "A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

58. "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

59. "Conceited people never hear anything but praise."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

60. "It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

61. "'What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well...'"

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

62. "Words are the source of misunderstandings."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'The Little Prince'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Antoine De Saint-Exupéry quotes, then why not take a look at Leonardo Dicaprio quotes or Tom Cruise quotes too?

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