“What makes the desert so beautiful is that it hides a well somewhere.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince… Natural monuments, The Little Prince, Landmarks.
Quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
What makes the desert so beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that it hides a well somewhere…” Sadness, confusion, anger, and doubt are perhaps feelings we regularly experience experience days. Daily news shows how widespread loss, inequality and suffering are.
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that it hides a well somewhere… […] Whether it’s a house, or the stars, or the desert, what makes them beautiful is invisible!”
The novel takes place in the Sahara. This desert is barren and ready to transform. Thus the desert represents the narrator’s mind, having been rendered barren by adult ideas. Like the Sahara desert, the narrator’s mind is transformed by the little prince.
“All adults were once children…but few remember it.” The magic of childhood fades with age. We get so caught up in our adult responsibilities that we forget the things we did and dreamed about when we were kids. It is in childhood that you find the foundations of your goals and aspirations.
“What makes the desert so beautiful is that it hides a well somewhere.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince… Natural Monuments, The Little Prince, Instagram.
The desert symbolizes survival, creativity, clarity, revelation, loneliness and overcoming life’s greatest obstacles. What is that? Deserts are vast, barren areas that are easy to get lost in and very difficult to traverse.
On his planet, a person can see the end of the day whenever they want, just by moving a few steps. The prince mentions that he saw forty-four sunsets one day and that sunsets can cheer up a person when he or she is sad.
Fred Rogers prominently displayed his favorite quote “L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux” in a framed print on his wall. The essential is invisible to the eye. It’s a line from the wonderful children’s book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.