Wednesday, January 1, 2014

An epic quotation from the Little Prince

Recently I read a very nice book that I warmly recommend to all of you: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944). It's a wonderful book for children but - and especially - for adults too.



Too many causes for reflection about friendship, dreams, the way we live, the things we think are important (but aren't!) ... everything in a so small book!
A must to read!

To give you a taste of the book, I report the dedication of the author to his best friend:

To Leon Werth

I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown−up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown−up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown−up grew. All grown−ups were once children−− although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:

To Leon Werth when he was a little boy

 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dearest Eduardo,
thanks again - I always enjoy coming back to your blog whenever I find time to do so...
If you love the little prince, you might also like Richard Bach´s "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"...
With all best wishes for 2014!!!
and kind regards, Sylvia

eddie said...

Hello Sylvia,
thanks for your visits, always highly appreciated :)
I read the Jonathan Livingston Seagull several years ago, and you are right, I liked it!
I wish you a nice 2014 as well and I hope you some rest during the past holidays :)
How is Marta? And the baby?
I hope to see you soon :)
Ciao,
Eduardo

Anonymous said...

Hi Eduardo,
sorry for the late answer - but the new year starts with lots of work... Magda has a little baby son, and I can send you photos - I´ll just try the "old"(?) address you once gave me.
Hoping this works, and looking forward to hearing from you, Sylvia

eddie said...

Ciao Sylvia,
sorry for the late answer, due to the work sometimes I am a bit slow in replying :)
Thanks for the pictures, I have just seen them and I replied you :)
I hope we can see each other soon!

Un grande abbraccio per te e Robert!
Eduardo