...The theoretician codifies these experimental measurements in an equation corresponding to the hyperbolic curve; but he also shows, in lengthy analyses, that it could not have been otherwise. When more precise measurements have made it possible for him to more accurately draw his graph (which now looks far more like the graph of a completely different formula), he will codify the phenomenon with infinite precision, using a new equation. He will then prove, by more painstaking analysis, that this was foreseeable from the start.

The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him like a love-sick fifteen-year-old. He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. They introduced themselves in the guise of "working hypotheses," "arbitrary conditions," and "analogies"; how could he, the theoretician, have guessed that he was deceiving austere logic, and that in listening to them he was listening to the Muses' song...

-From the journal: "Document," August 1, 1939, concerning test pilots, by Antoine de Saint-ExupÉry (author of "The Little Prince")

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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Thank you Teo, for this wonderful post.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)was born in Lyons France. He wrote his well known book "The Little Prince" in the United States, while in exile from occupied France. Saint- Exupery disappeared in 1944 while flying a reconnaissance mission for France over the Mediterranean. He wrote many other books that have become world classics.
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May the theoretician awaken and pay attention to dreams, intuition, and poetry in order to achieve his greatest discoveries.

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Thanks for sharing Teo.
I have read The Little Prince, but I am not familiar with any other works by Antoine Saint-Exupery. I will look into getting more of his books.I really enjoyed the little prince. It contains as much wisdom as the wisdom that you have quoted from his Journal,"Document".

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Dear Teo, Antoine Saint-Exupery has given us a lot of wisdom,and something to think about.I have not read his books but now I will look into reading some of them.Thank you for posting this material.

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Vicky 2Hearts Idea Book
Thank you for another interesting post.
I will look into this material.
I am familiar with "The Little Prince", but do not know much about his other writing.

Sincerely,
Gisele
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Thank you Vicky for bringing back this post.

“You're beautiful, but you're empty...One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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Thank you Teo for the inspiring topic. I had missed it when first posted.

I alway enjoyed reading "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him like a love-sick fifteen-year-old. He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them. They introduced themselves in the guise of "working hypotheses," "arbitrary conditions," and "analogies"; how could he, the theoretician, have guessed that he was deceiving austere logic, and that in listening to them he was listening to the Muses' song...

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"I own a flower myself," the little Prince continued, "which I water every day.I own three volcanoes, which i take out every week. I even take out the extinct one. So it's of some use to my volcanoes, and it's useful to my flower, that i qwn them. But you're not useful to the stars."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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Nice post. Thank you again Teo.

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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“In one of those stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night. And when your sorrow is comforted (time soothes all sorrows) you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend...I shall not leave you.”


― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 

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