EXCERPTS, CUTS, QUOTES, AND CITATIONS FROM LITERARY WORK

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

novella

The main character in this story is the little prince, a small boy with golden hair who comes from a distant planet. Although he comes from an unknown planet, the little prince actually comes from the world of children.
The little prince carries within him a lot of childlike purity, honesty, joy, imagination, and goodness.



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EXCERPT / QUOTES

"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart."

"All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it."

"Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies."

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

"She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her..."

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

"I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn’t much improved my opinion of them."



Antoine de Saint-Exupéry




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