Monday, October 27, 2008

The Little Prince

I am a huge fan of children’s books. I love to read them even though I’m not a child anymore. When I go to the store or library, I always peruse that section. There’s some magic in them that other books do not possess. As adults we forget about the simple things and these books help us remember them. One of my favorite books is the The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint - Exupe’ry. Here are some great quotes from book:
If you were to say to the grown-ups: “I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with geraniums in the windows and doves on the roof,” they would not be able to get an idea of that house at all. You have have to say to them: “I saw a house that cost $20,000.” Then they would exclaim: “Oh, what a pretty house that is!”
“Well, I must endure the presence of two or three caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. It seems that they are very beautiful.”

“When he lights his street lamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower. When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep. That is a beautiful occupation. And since it is beautiful, it is truly useful.”

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
all grown-ups were children once – although few of them remember it.”
I recommend everyone to read this book. I assure you’ll LOVE it!


Unknown said...

mmmm i would love to read that book!! so inspiring!! I luv childrens books I wish I can go back to when I was a only a child...i was innocent, and the world seemed so much better and exciting!! grr why do we have to grow up!!

Cat said...

I'm surprised you haven't read it. It's such a great book. By the way, did I tell you that I found "Ami?"
Actually Sam found it online and he bought for me. I love it! Thank you for the recommendation.