Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Essential matters

“When you tell [grown-ups] you’ve made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you ‘What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?’ Instead they demand, ‘How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?’ 

—Antoine de Saint-Exupery. 

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