Антуан де Сент-Экзюпери цитаты на английском
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Draw me a sheep!
If somebody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.
When you’ve finished getting yourself ready in the morning, you must go get the planet ready.
I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset…
«I should never have listened to her,» he confided to me one day, «One should never listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance.»
Then you shall judge yourself,» the king answered. «that is the most difficult thing of all. It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom.
«One never knows!»
«One must command from each what each can perform, the king went on. «Authority is based first of all upon reason. If you command your subjects to jump into the ocean, there will be a revolution. I am entitled to command obedience because my orders are reasonable.»
» Then my sunset?» insisted the little prince, who never let go of a question once he had asked it.
«You shall have your sunset. I shall command it. But I shall wait, according to my science of government, until conditions are favorable.»
It is truly useful since it is beautiful.
«Where are the people?» resumed the little prince at last. «It’s a little lonely in the desert…»
«It is lonely when you’re among people, too,» said the snake.
Language is the source of misunderstandings.
Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Variants: «Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.»
«The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.»
«One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.»
«One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye»
You’re beautiful, but you’re empty…. No one could die for you.
Variant: You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you.
«Men have forgotten this truth,» said the fox. «But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.»
Only children know what they are looking for.
«What makes the desert beautiful,» says the little prince, «is that somewhere it hides a well.»
But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart…
«Were you so sad, then?» I asked, «on the day of the forty-four sunsets?»
But the little prince made no reply.