This is post #51 in 100DaysOfBloggingChallenge
Like the name, this 100 or so page novella was the size of a pocketbook but so much was going on in there! Just stole my heart!
A little Prince leaves his own planet and explores different asteroids & planets before he visits earth and meets the narrator. He learns different things at each place in the most alluring ways! He realizes how weird adults and their behaviors are!
Given the size of the book, the myriads of thoughts it puts into reader’s mind is astonishing! His whole journey is metaphorical and explains simple yet profound theories! The Little Prince is one of the most innocent characters I have come across in any book! Once he has a question, he never gives up before finding an answer. He talks to a flower on his planet, a fox on earth, a geographer on one planet and a rose on one! You can relate to their conversations to different things in real life! It’s all about perspective. At times I felt that if I re-read, I might definitely interpret it differently!
There are some cute drawings in it as well! The hat was my favourite 😉
This is a book one must buy and re-read over and over again! Deserves 5 stars. Enough said!
‘Nothing is perfect.’
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them”
“Grown-ups love figures… When you tell them you’ve made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? ” Instead they demand “How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? ” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.”
“Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
“Only the children know what they are looking for.”
“It’s the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.