Little Prince Book
This book originally wrote in French, Le Petit Prince, and first published in 1943 by French publisher, Gallimard.
It is translanted into English in the same year and published in United States and United Kingdom.
The author of this book is Antoine de Saint-Exupery, an writer, poet, and illustrator. He also famous as legendary pioneer aviator and french aristocrat.
Nowadays, this book has been translated into more than 300 languages and sold over 140 million copies in this planet.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery is not only the writer of Little Prince, he also designing the cover of this book and adding all water color illustrations.
Why Should Read The Little Prince?
By reading this book, you are not only joining with over 300 million people in the world who has read this book.
I assuming that most book sold are read by at least 2 people, but also experience the journey of mix children and adult literacy at the same time.
This book perhaps holding the record of the book that most translanted and sold in the world.
Those numbers of course not only statistic but also discribe the quality of this book.
The author also won several literacy award connecting to this book, including US National Book Award in 1940.
Little Prince Quotes
The Little Prince Quotes
It’ll look as if I’m suffering. It’ll look a little as if I’m dying. I’ll look that way.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
It is such a mysterious place, the land of tears.
At least his work has some meaning.
Draw me a sheep!
C’est tellement mystérieux, le pays des larmes.
ll grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.
If somebody wants a sheep, that is proof that he exists.
But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.
What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well.
Little Prince Quotes
When you’ve finished getting yourself ready in the morning, you must go get the planet ready.
Only the children know what they are looking for.
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset.
One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one lets oneself be tamed.
Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
I should never have listened to her.
Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while.
You see, one loves the sunset when one is so sad.
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.
Quotes From The Little Prince
You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
One should never listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance.
I should have based my judgement upon deeds and not words.
You’re beautiful, but you’re empty. No one could die for you.
One never knows!
You are beautiful, but you are empty
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
It is truly useful since it is beautiful.
Only children know what they are looking for.
Little Prince Interesting Facts
The Little Prince also published as bilingual even trilingual book in some country and suggested as main literature for French students.
There are three main character in this book, the narrator, the prince, and a fox.
The narrator is a man who crashed with his plane in the desert, The prince is a traveler from other planet, and the fox is animal that tamed by the Prince.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery write this book while he was at apartment in New York, in missions to convincing US to join World War II againts Nazi.