On one star I'll be living. On one of of the stars I will be laughing, when you look at the sky at night...You- only you -will have stars that can laugh!

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: French

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True pleasure is the pleasure of sharing.

No destiny attacks us from outside. But, within him, man bears his fate and there comes a moment when he knows himself vulnerable; and then, as in a vertigo, blunder upon blunder lures him.

But the vain man did not hear him. Vain men never hear anything but praise.

She wished to appear only in the full radiance of her beauty. Oh yes, she was quite vain! And her mysterious adornment had lasted days and days. And then one morning, precisely at sunrise, she showed herself.

For I do not want my book to be read carelessly.

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

All the people? There are a few, I think, six or seven. I glimpsed them years ago. But you never know where to find them. The wind blows them about. They don't have roots, which causes them a lot of problems.

It is a good thing to have had a friend, even if one is about to die. I, for instance, am very glad to have had a fox as a friend . .

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.

That is the hardest thing of all. It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it's because you're truly a wise man.

This water was indeed a different thing from ordinary nourishment. Its sweetness was born of the walk under the stars, the song of the pulley, the effort of my arms. It was good for the heart, like a present.

I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously.

I wonder, he said, whether the stars are set alight in heaven so that one day each one of us may find his own again...

Then only things you learn are the things you tame," said the fox. "People haven't time to learn anything. They buy things ready-made in stores. But since there are no stores where you can buy friends, people no longer have friends. If you want a friend, tame me!