Thursday, November 22, 2018

Book Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


It's the beauty in little things that makes reading The Little Prince so beautiful. Yes. It touches upon the little things in life that often get ignored, neglected or forgotten in pursuit of great things. It reminds us what we miss out being adults. The author teases adults by calling them "Grown-ups". This is a book for all grown-ups. Written in a simple language and expressed with utmost innocence, it gives a glimpse of what goes on inside a child's mind by painting pictures of love, loss, and friendship. Without further ado, and to keep this review as "little" as possible, I will leave you guys with a few quotes from the novella, just to pique your interest. I am now looking forward to watching the film adaption of this beautiful work.
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
“People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” 
You can only truly see with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. 
You're beautiful but you're empty, - the little prince told them. - No one could die for you. Certainly, my own rose, to an ordinary passer-by would seem just like you. But she, and she alone, is more important than all of you, because she is the one I watered.

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