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The Little Prince

The Little Prince


by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince Quotes

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Truth Quotes

It took me a long time to learn where he came from. The little prince, who asked me so many questions, never seemed to hear the ones I asked him. It was from words dropped by chance that, little by...

Transformation Quotes

“This is only his box. The sheep you asked for is inside.”I was very surprised to see a light break over the face of my young judge: “That is exactly the way I wanted it! Do you think that th...

Sadness Quotes

“That doesn’t matter. Where I live, everything is so small!”And, with perhaps a hint of sadness, he added:“Straight ahead of him, nobody can go very far…” (3.28-30)

Versions of Reality Quotes

The first night, then, I went to sleep on the sand, a thousand miles from any human habitation. I was more isolated than a shipwrecked sailor on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Thus you can imag...

Friendship Quotes

For I do not want any one to read my book carelessly. I have suffered too much grief in setting down these memories. Six years have already passed since my friend went away from me, with his sheep....

Language and Communication Quotes

My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant. But since the grown-ups were not able to understand it, I made another drawing: I drew the inside...

Innocence Quotes

That is why, at the age of six, I gave up what might have been a magnificent career as a painter. I had been disheartened by the failure of my Drawing Number One and my Drawing Number Two. Grown-up...

Perseverance Quotes

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