Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944) was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, and pioneering aviator. This post features some Inspirational Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes.

He became a laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award.[6] He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“No one is ever satisfied where he is.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“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

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes

“Goodbye,” said the fox. “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

“You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that can laugh.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

“To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“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

“It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes

“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 a proof that he exists.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams.”
― 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 quotes

“When someone blushes, doesn’t that mean ‘yes’?”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I am who I am and I have the need to be.”
― 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

“But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“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

“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

“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

“He who is different from me does not impoverish me – he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves – in Man… For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

“I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes

“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“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

“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

“You’re beautiful, but you’re empty…One couldn’t die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she’s the one I’ve watered. Since she’s the one I put under glass, since she’s the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she’s the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she’s the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she’s my rose.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Love consists of not looking each other in the eye, but of looking outwardly in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes

“Grown-ups love figures… When you tell them you’ve made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? ” Instead they demand “How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? ” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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