06 December 2010

Well Said: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher." ("It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.")

So wrote aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 — 1944) in his 1939 memoir Terre des Hommes.


objectlove said...

Lovely to hear your words again AL, you are missed-

Penelope Bianchi said...

Oh so brilliant!

But AL! It is TORTURE to see those "you might like"

"one lump or two?" I could die to see that post!!!


Your blog is just heaven,


jones said...

As usual, you sent me off to do a little internet search. Saint Exupery was truly an exceptional person--thanks for inspiring me to do a little homework. Hope that you are back for good. Mary

SallyC said...

He was so right - less is more!