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More from Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Now there were some terrible seeds on the planet that was the home of the little prince; and these were the seeds of the baobab. The soil of that planet was infested with them. A baobab is something you will never, never be able to get rid of if you attend to it too late. It spreads over the entire planet. It bores clear through it with its roots. And if the planet is too small, and the baobabs are too many, they split it in pieces…

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Terre des Hommes (1939)

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

Le Petit Prince (1943) (The Little Prince)

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

Pilote de Guerre (1942) (Flight to Arras)

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

chapter 1, Le Petit Prince (1943) (The Little Prince)