“It is only with the heart that one can see; what is essential is invisible to the eye…”
“At night, you’ll look up at the stars. It’s too small, where I live, for me to show you where my star is.
It’s better that way. my star will be…one of the stars, for you. So you’ll like looking at all of them.
They’ll all be your friends.”
“It’s the same as for the flower. If you love a flower that lives on a star, then it’s good, at night,
to look up at the sky. All the stars are blossoming.”
“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 are silent stars. You, though, you’ll have stars like nobody else!”
“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 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 it’ll be as if I had given you, instead of stars, a lot of tiny bells that know how to laugh…”
— The Little Prince
IN DEDICATION TO ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY – WHEN HE WAS A LITTLE BOY!
“We all go looking for paradise, then we go back home.” — Ani DiFranco