Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator... (wikipedia)
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.