Question Of The Week 7-9-2021

What sentences (about anything) have stopped you in your tracks and changed your life?

It is hard to pick just one quote or saying. There are so many. Some of my favorites are:

“I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?”

“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.”

“To establish ties?”

“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near–

Ah,” said the fox, “I shall cry.”

It is your own fault,” said the little prince. “I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you . . .”

Yes, that is so,” said the fox.

But now you are going to cry!” said the little prince.

Yes, that is so,” said the fox.

Then it has done you no good at all!”

It has done me good,” said the fox, “because of the color of the wheat fields.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)

“I am not who you think I am. You are who you think I am.”

What sentences which have changed your life?

2 thoughts on “Question Of The Week 7-9-2021

  1. Deep. Here’s one that I like, and which keeps popping up again, just when my own faith is faltering.
    “The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
    ― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

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