73 Years Ago Today, Little Prince Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Disappeared Into Space

73 Years Ago Today, Little Prince Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Disappeared Into Space

On this day, we mark the 73rd anniversary of the disappearance of French writer, poet, journalist, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. On July 31, 1944, Saint-Exupéry took off for a mission to gather further intelligence on German troop movements from an airbase on Corsica and never returned.   Via Famous Authors   In 1998, a fisherman named Jean-Claude Bianco working along the coast of Marseille, France, found a bracelet engraved with Saint-Exupéry’s name. Later on, a scuba driver discovered an airplane wreck on the ocean floor and it was believed to be the reconnaissance aircraft that Saint-Exupéry had been on.   His most well-known novella, “Little Prince”, has become the world’s …

These 10 Quotes From ‘The Little Prince’ Made Me Cry

These 10 Quotes From ‘The Little Prince’ Made Me Cry

I’ll admit it. It’s a cardinal sin, but, alas, I have never sat down and read Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece The Little Prince. It didn’t matter how many French or English majors with Little Prince tattoos on their shoulders drunkenly explained to me how deep and meaningful the story was, I just never got around to reading it. Or maybe that’s why…   Anyway, I was reading a few quotes from it recently and they full on made me weep. These lines are so beautiful, I should have listened to you, crying girl with slightly crap tattoo at that party that …