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True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What does that mean? I have heard a lot of variants of this quote, but many seem to take it in a different direction. To me, this is about the end-game of love, where you end up, and how you get there. […]

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I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.

I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What does that mean? This is another version of the Ugly Duckling story. Caterpillars aren’t usually all that cute or interesting. Neither are ugly ducklings. However, that’s where butterflies and swans start out. If […]

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One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.

One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What does that mean? This is an interesting part of the book “The Little Prince,” where the Prince was crying about his rose, and is talking with his new friend the fox. The Prince is sad because he […]

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Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.

Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry What does that mean? Lovers looking at each other is the infatuation stage of a relationship, although even old married couples do it from time to time. They seem to stare as much for the pleasure derived […]

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