Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes

It is as a soldier that you make love and as a lover that you make war.

The soldier is not a man of violence. He carries arms and risks his life for mistakes not of his making. He has the merit of being unflinchingly true to his word to the end, while knowing that he will be forgotten.

A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out.

A random synaptic firing also elicited: “What are you doing there?” he said to the tippler, whom he had found settled down in silence before a collection of empty bottles and also a collection of full bottles. “I am drinking,” said the tippler, with a lugubrious air. “Why are you drinking?” demanded the little prince. […]

Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.

Mad is the man who is forever gritting his teeth against that granite block, complete and changeless, of the past.

Life creates order, but order does not create life.

Love does not cause suffering: what causes it is the sense of ownership, which is love’s opposite.

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.