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klusener Oct9-05 09:13 PM

The Little Prince
Have any of you read it? It's beautiful, never thought such a small book would be my favourite.

Astronuc Oct9-05 09:39 PM

I read it about 30 years ago. Yes it is quite beautiful and very meaningful.

The book has been published in many languages. A very dear friend sent me a copy written in Bulgarian.

One might find Paulo Coelho's book "The Fifth Mountain" equally compelling.

From the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery -


"To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world..."

"I am beginning to understand," said the little prince. "There is a flower... I think that she has tamed me..."

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
de Saint-Exupery


"It is the time I have wasted for my rose..." said the little prince, so that he would be sure to remember.

"Men have forgotten this truth," said the fox. "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose..."

"I am responsible for my rose," the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
de Saint-Exupery

But the time spent caring for someone is never time wasted, but time well spent.

Also - - en français

Gokul43201 Oct9-05 10:26 PM

I've read it. Liked several little parts of it.

Aneleh Oct11-05 07:03 PM

We had to read it in french class in hs. It was really good except eventually I just watched the movie (although strangely enough I can't remember it...). I like some of Antoine de St-Exupéry's other books my favorite is wind, sand and stars (but read it in english haha).

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