Ep. 23 ANTOINE SAINT EXUPÉRY
Release Date: 02/05/2019
"**Scenes that can only be performed, they can't be read**".info_outline Ep. 34 AARON SORKIN (Part One)
"The story doesn't really begin until you've introduced the intention".info_outline Ep. 33 Sir DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
"Nothing stays the same and it can't remain the same".info_outline Ep. 32 BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
"Enjoy the journey of life and not just the end game".info_outline Ep. 31 MARK RONSON
"Take the things that you love and build on them."info_outline Ep. 30 JEREMY WAITE
"You can change the world just by sharing your story".info_outline Ep. 29 Sir DAVID BRAILSFORD
"There is no 'I' in team (but there is a 'Me')".info_outline Ep. 28 CHRIS HADFIELD
"It's really important to remind ourselves that impossible things happen".info_outline Ep. 27 GRETA THUNBERG
"We can't save the world by playing by the rules".info_outline Ep. 26 STEVE JOBS
"You can change the world just by sharing your story".info_outline
"It's only with the heart that one can see rightly".
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry accidentally wrote one of the best selling books of all time. Since publishing "Le Petit Prince" in 1943 it has achieved almost mythical status having been translated into over 200 languages and has been voted the greatest book of the 20th century. It continues to sell almost 2 million copies everyday, but at the time Saint-Exupéry wasn't even sure anyone would like it. Leaving the finished manuscript with a friend before he went off to war he said, "I'd like to give you something splendid, but this is all I have".
In this episode of Ten Words, I look behind the scenes and what inspired this gorgeously eccentric and reluctant author-adventurer-artist-aviator to write. And what lessons we can learn from his relentless pursuit of creativity?
It's one of my favourite books of all-time, so much so that I even wear a bracelet everyday embossed with the Little Prince's star! I hope you enjoy hearing a little bit about Saint-Exupéry's story as much as I enjoyed putting this episode together.
Thanks for listening!