Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quotes

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944), simply known as Saint-Exupery, was a French writer, poet, journalist and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also won the United States National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight.

One Journey Quotations

Quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupery…

No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls. It is true that a sudden illumination may now and then light up a destiny and impel a man in a new direction. But illumination is vision, suddenly granted the spirit, at the end of a long and gradual preparation. Bit by bit I learnt my grammar. I was taught my syntax. My sentiments were awakened. And now suddenly a poem strikes me in the heart.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944)