Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Le petit prince

It would be lovely for me if the words to follow were my own. Of course they are not. However, I would like to share some of the beauty contained in the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In addition, I would like to introduce you to the official website. I hope this taste whets your appetite for more.  http://www.thelittleprince.com/  Let this post be a reminder if you have read The Little Prince, perhaps it is time to revisit this heartwarming novella. If not, there is no time like the present.   “And at night you will look up at the stars.

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It’s too small, where I live, for me to show you where my stars is. It’s better that way. My star will just be one of the stars, for you. So you’ll like looking at all of them. They’ll all be your friends. And, besides, I am going to make you a present…’ He laughed again. ‘Ah, little prince, dear little prince! I love to hear that laughter!’ ‘That is my present. Just that. It will be as it was when we drank the water…’ ‘What do you mean?’ ‘People have stars, but they aren’t the same. For travelers, the stars are guides. For other people, they’re nothing but tiny lights. And for still others, for scholars, they’re problems. For my businessman, they were gold. But all those stars are silent stars. You, though, you’ll have stars like nobody else.’ ‘What do you mean?’ ‘When you look up at the sky at night, since I’ll be living on one of them, since I’ll be laughing on one of them, for you it’ll be as if all the stars are laughing. You’ll have stars that can laugh!’ And he laughed again. ‘And when you’re consoled (everyone eventually is consoled), you’ll be glad you’ve known me. You’ll always be my friend. You’ll feel like laughing with me. And you’ll open your window sometimes just for the fun of it…And your friends will be amazed to see you laughing while you’re looking up at the sky. Then you’ll tell them, “Yes, it’s the stars; they always make me laugh!” And they’ll think you’re crazy. It’ll be a nasty trick I played on you…’ And he laughed again. ‘And it’ll be as if I had given you, instead of stars, a lot of tiny bells that know how to laugh…’ And he laughed again.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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Bisous, Léa

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A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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14 Responses to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Le petit prince

  1. I wlll check this out Lea! I have a long list of “to read”!! 😊
    Love

    xxx

    • leamuse says:

      If nobody else checks it out and reads it but you, I would still be thrilled. I know with you it will be a beginning and passed on down through generations! It is very special.

      Love

      xxx

  2. I will definitely read it xxx

    • leamuse says:

      I can’t wait for your feedback! xxx

      BTW, even though he died well before I was born, the author and I share a birthday! 🙂

  3. You may be an astrological crab but definitely not crabby! 😊 xxx

    • leamuse says:

      Merci beaucoup!

      BTW, The Little Prince is not very long and I re-read it each year to coincide with the birthday. Now, I am reading it in the original French. Regardless of the language, it is so beautiful. xxx

  4. solaner says:

    thanks, for the reminder, Léa!

  5. Mélanie says:

    Tonio aka St-Ex est très present dans mon blog et le hasard a bien fait les choses: j’habite à 4kms de l’aérodrome d’où il a décollé et atterri tant de fois avant de disparaître à jamais au large de la Corse, RIP… btw: happy D-day! 🙂

    • leamuse says:

      St-Ex et moi partageons un anniversaire (mais il était parti bien avant ma naissance) et à commerate, je relire Le Petit Prince. 🙂

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