Monday, June 29, 2009

Meandering we go . . .

Today is the birthday of Antoine de Saint Exupéry (June 29, 1900 - July 31, 1944), writer, poet and aviator.

"It is another of the miraculous things about mankind that there is no pain nor passion that does not radiate to the ends of the earth. Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures — in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Trivia bit: More than 25 countries have issued stamps honoring Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Saint Exupéry image source (1)

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