Such a beautiful book. Simple, short (it took me two hours to finish it) but philosophical and yes, lovely. The illustrations were meant to make it look like the book was supposed to be read by primary school children. But I loved them and the words didn’t disappoint too.
It is filled with metaphors and questions that would make you reevaluate your existence, purpose and meaning. The Little Prince met several people on Earth and are generally the very ones that we meet everyday. Along the lines, you’ll probably identify yourself with one of them.
My favorite lines:
“To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.”
“You know – one loves the sunset , when one is so sad.”
“It is much more difficult to judge oneself that to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.”
“Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends anymore.” – Fox
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that nakes your rose so important.” -Fox.
“Men set out on their way in express trains, but they do not know what they are looking for. Then they rush about, and get excited, and turn round and round…it is not worth the trouble.”