Favorite Quotations Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Wind, Sand and Stars

"A child is not frightened at the thought of being patiently transmuted into an old man."  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Love is not thinking, but being.

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction.

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

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

One only understands the things that one tames.

You know you've achieved perfection in design, Not when you have nothing more to add, But when you have nothing more to take away.

More wisdom is latent in things-as-they-are than in all the words men use.

Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself.

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