The best Quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S.

The best Book Quotes

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

Profoundness, WüstenAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince

All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.

Children & Childhood, Birthday, AgeAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince

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.

Desire, Ocean, ShipsAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in Die Stadt in der Wüste

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Heart, Seeing, Romantic QuotesAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince

I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups were once children– although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:

To Leon Werth
When he was a little boy

Book DedicationsAntoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince