Le Petit Prince - Here's a book that speaks to everyone. A book that's a must-read. Inspiring and beautiful, it was written in 1943 by French aviator Saint-Exupéry. It has been translated in over 180 languages with various versions of illustrations. The original had the illustrations by the author himself.
It is said that the book is inspired by a real account of Expuery's life where he and his navigator had crashed in the Sahara and were only discovered after the fourth day of surviving with very little water, no food and completely dehydrated. They were in a bad condition and it is said that after the second day in the dessert they were both `seeing things' - mirages, hallucinations..
The fox character likely was inspired by his encounter of seeing a desert fox during this time.
"But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise."
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”
“I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He had never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved any one. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures.”
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