Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born on this day in 1900.
You know him from THE LITTLE PRINCE.
The aviator-author’s other best seller is Wind, Sand and Stars, published as the world slid into WWII.
Wind, Sand and Stars is #3 on the National Geographic’s list of 100 Best Adventure Books,
and as philosophy it presages The Little Prince:
"One day, on the Madrid front, I chanced upon a school that stood on a hill surrounded by a low stone wall some five hundred yards behind the trenches.
A corporal was teaching botany that day.
He was lecturing on the fragile organs of a poppy held in his hands. Out of the surrounding mud, and in spite of the wandering shells that dropped all about,
he had drawn like a magnet an audience of stubble-bearded soldiers who squatted tailor fashion and listened with their chins in their hands
to a discourse of which they understood not a word in five. Something within them had said:
“You are but brutes fresh from your caves. Go along! Catch up with humanity!” And they had hurried on their muddy clogs to overtake it.
It is only when we become conscious of our part in life, however modest, that we shall be happy….
Antoine de Saint-Exupery was a French aviator and avid writer.
He was a hero that looked at his adventures and potential dangers with poetry and humor.
There is a famous quote by this man that is the perfect portrayal of how love should be. He said, “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.”
Talking about things in return:
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