29 June 2017 Susannah

Antoine de Saint-Exupery – French novelist, born 29 June 1900

Antoine de Saint-Exupery quote by Susannah Fullerton

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, born 29 June 1900

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1942

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 1942

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

I have a friend who thinks The Little Prince is the greatest book in the world, and she has collected editions of it in dozens of different languages. It has the distinction of being the most translated novel in the world – it has been translated into more languages than any other novel.

I like it, but I don’t love it, so cannot share my friend’s enthusiasm. Am I really missing something here?? I’d be most interested to know what they are like? Tell me in the comment area below.

   The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I only recommend books I have read and know. Some of these links are my affiliate links. If you buy a book by clicking on one of these links I receive a small commission. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but does help cover the cost of producing my free newsletter.


Leave a comment.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until approved.


Body image credit- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1942. By Unknown photographer, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18396761

Comments (2)

  1. pam

    I discovered this gem of a book when I was in college. A professor shared a part and when I discovered the part shared came from a book, I had to have the book. It is a book I have read countless times and I have shared it with many. It was my favorite book for decades. I still love it and when I ran across this quote from the book I was reminded of how much I loved the book.
    I love the book because it speaks to my heart. It is full of the philosophy of life that I hold most dear.

    • Susannah Fullerton

      Isn’t it a wonderful book. I had a friend who collected editions of it in many different languages – it was her favourite book in the world!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *