One of my favourite books: The Little Prince is a novella, the most famous work of French writer, poet, and pioneering aviator; first published in 1943.
The novella is one of the most-translated books in the world (translated into 300 languages and dialects) and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. This is the story of a grown-up meeting his inner child, embodied by a Little Prince. Traveling from an asteroid, he left his rose there to discover the world. Before landing on Earth he visited many planets and their inhabitants where all grown-ups incarnates humankind’s most common vice. When a fox tell him that the eyes are blind and we are responsible forever for what you tame, the Little Prince go back home to meet again with his Rose.
“When a mystery is too overpowering, one dare not disobey.”
“Straight ahead of him, nobody can go very far…”
“Words are the source of misunderstandings.”
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
“What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”