Here is my secret, a very simple secret…

Nuovi santi

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery









Antoine de Saint-Exupery (June, 1900 – July, 1944) was an aristocrat French Writer, poet and pioneering aviator. Laureate of several of France’s highest literary awards and also winner of the U.S. National Book Award.

Quote Source: Maureen Dowd: The Boy Who Wanted to Fly –

Painting by Omar Galliani titled “Nuovi santi”.  Thank you Artemis Dreaming.

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  1. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    My initial reaction – I loved the quote especially paired with the painting (you have an incredible knack for that, Dave).
    Not sure about the heart thing, though – it has led me astray more than once.
    The part about what is essential being invisible to the eye – yes, definitely.


  2. That quote is is the first line of every journal I have kept. My copy of “The Little Prince” is worn and yellowed and frayed and perfect.


    • I never heard the quote until I ready the Maureen Dowd’s article in the NY Times Sunday Review. (Sourced in Post). Moving story. It’s hard to keep up with you Mimi – I’m always seemingly 2 steps (or more) behind. 🙂


  3. For me, this is so, so true. It’s rare that my heart has steered me wrong….


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