The last thing he ever said to me was, “Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.” — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 100 Anv edition October 1, 2003) Originally published 1911.
Grown-ups love figures… When you tell them you’ve made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? ” Instead they demand “How old is he? How much does he weigh?… Continue reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence. — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince. (Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943)
All men have stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems… But all these stars are silent. You-You alone will have stars as… Continue reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
To die will be an awfully big adventure. ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan. (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 100 Anv edition October 1, 2003) Originally published 1911.
Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy. ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle. (The Bodley Head 4 September 1956)