Quotes about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Antoine St. Exupéry once mourned the loss of a man and the secret treasures that he held inside him. I loved Exupéry; I will read him again, and he will talk to me, not being dead, or gone. Is that life after death — mind living on paper and flesh living in offspring? Maybe. I do not know.
Saint-Exupéry is a master at describing not so much the beauty of the desert as the state of mind evoked by its desolation. You feel connected to the earth in the Sahara. [...] [His] evocative descriptions leave you wanting but one thing before you die: to spend one night beneath the starry Saharan sky.
Saint-Exupéry is perhaps the writer who has most clearly (certainly most accessibly) expressed a philosophy of moral realism, which perhaps accounts for his enormous influence on the post-war generation in France (and his failure to make a like impression on the flabby moral tissue of the post-war generation in Great Britain and the United States).
The journey of Saint-Exupéry is back towards his starting point. We cherish secure happiness, the happiness of childhood, but discover that we must leave childhood whether we want to do so or not. We are therefore launched into Valéry's 'ère successive', where salvation is to be found in action.