Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes

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-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Little Prince, ch. 1 (1943).
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Little Prince, ch. 21 (1943).
Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Wisdom of the Sands, ch. 2 (1948).
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something moulded.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Wind, Sand, and Star, ch. 2, sect. 1 (1939).
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, writer. Wind, Sand, and Stars, ch. 3.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Wind, Sand, and Stars, ch. 3.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, writer. Wind, Sand, and Stars, ch. 5, published in Terre des Hommes (1939).
Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. "Wind, Sand, and Stars," ch. 2, sct. 2, Terre des Hommes (1939).
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Wind, Sand, and Stars, ch. 8 (1939).