The Little Prince

I just finished “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It’s a lovely fable and a great story. What especially stuck with me is the secret the fox tells him: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

The prince repeats it later in the book: “The eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. “Please,” asks the stranger, “draw me a sheep.” And the pilot realizes that when life’s events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper …Thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed the world forever for its readers. Often seen as a symbol of childhood innocence, Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s best-selling book The Little Prince is cherished by children and adults alike across the globe.

Quoted text about the book is from The Book Depository.

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