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Je Suis

With one touch, I can see what is happening across the world. While beautiful things often reach my eyes – lives being saved, freedom being achieved, art being created –  there is also a multitude of horrors that trample their way to my attention. 1.139 mais palavras


J'ai fait mon métier

There is a line in Pilote de Guerre, one of my favorite Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novels, in which the pilot, in describing his mission, says, “J’ai fait mon métier.” It means, simply, “I did my job.” It is a statement of fact that sees no particular glory or heroism in doing what needs to be done. 345 mais palavras

Historical Fiction

"You know you have reached perfection of design not when you..."

“You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.” 8 mais palavras


Look With Your Heart: Le Petit Prince Review

Recently I have been thinking about reading more French books, since I am no longer in an academic scenario that allows me to use my French on a regular basis. 540 mais palavras


Project Visual Quotes #007

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ―Antoine Saint-Exupéry


“He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” (William Godwin)

Let’s ignore the sexism of the title quote and focus on the sentiment (especially as Godwin was married to Mary Wollstonecraft who I like to think told him off for any gender assumptions) :-)  I was prompted to think along these lines a few weeks ago when I watched the moving and joyous BBC4 documentary… 1.196 mais palavras