I have been suffering from lack of inspiration with my reading the past couple of weeks. I’ve hopped from book to book trying to find something to reignite my literary flame.
Then I came across this passage in the introduction of Alan Arkin’s an improvised life.
A conversation between Alan and, one of my favorite women and idols of all time, Madeline Kahn.
Consider me reinspired and expect new reviews very soon!
Happy reading 🙂
This is a beautiful story that appears to be simple but contains a life’s worth of lessons. (And in only 83 pages! Win.)
While some may view The Little Prince as a children’s book, it serves as a reminder to adults to keep our minds and hearts open. In a time when society seems to be heading backwards as regards to our acceptance and sense of responsibility to each other, we could all use our own little prince to come along and refocus our priorities.
This is a short review, but The Little Prince will stay with me through time. It truly spoke to my heart, and, as a consequence, I will smile every time I look to the stars.
“Good-bye,” said the fox. “Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
Rating: 5 Laughing Stars
“It’s important to know big words,” the girl said, repeating her father’s maxim. “No one can take what’s inside your head once it’s there.” – Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
“I may not be as strong as I think,” the old man said. “But I know many tricks and I have resolution.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
“Lacy was just as happy alone as with company. When she was alone, she was potential; with others she was realized.” – Steve Martin, An Object of Beauty
“Once you’ve reached a certain age, it is easier to sense when everything feels exactly right” – Jonas Jonasson, “The 100-Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”
“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake in the middle of the night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world around you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.” – T.H. White, “The Once and Future King”