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Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead. After that my own rule is to let everything alone.
But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart...
I shall look as if I were suffering. I shall look a little as if I were dying. It is like that. Do not come to see that. It is not worth the trouble.
All men have the stars, but they are not the same things for different people.
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
If you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life.
If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
We came to realise - first with astonishment, then bitterness, and finally with indifference - that intellect apparently wasn't the most important thing... not ideas, but the system; not freedom, but drill. We had joined up with enthusiasm and with good will; but they did everything to knock that out of us.
We are little flames poorly sheltered by frail walls against the storm of dissolution and madness, in which we flicker and sometimes almost go out... we creep in upon ourselves and with big eyes stare into the night... and thus we wait for morning.
Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
The world is a book, and those who don't travel read only one page.
Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. It seems that they are very beautiful.
- One day I saw the sunset forty-four times! You know, one loves the sunset, when one is so sad...
- Were you so sad, then? On the day of the forty-four sunsets?
But the Little Prince made no reply.
- Why are you drinking?
- So that I may forget.
- Forget what?
- Forget that I am ashamed.
- Ashamed of what?
- Ashamed of drinking!
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
It is very queer that the unhappiness of the world is so often brought on by small men.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. 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...
I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have 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 many brothers has 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.
Nevertheless he is the only one of them all who does not seem to me ridiculous. Perhaps that is because he is thinking of something else besides himself.
Empty spaces - what are we living for
Abandoned places - I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are looking for...
You're never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.
Naaaaa, that's stupid... I'll do anyway.
To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures.
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal — no one will see it. But when a button is missing — everyone sees that.
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Never judge a book by its cover.
You move me to pity - you are so weak on this Earth made of granite.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.
The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women merely adored.
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
May the Force be with you.
- Where are the people? It's a little lonely in the desert...
- It is lonely when you're among people, too...