But you have hair that is the colour of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat.

The fox explains to the little prince that once someone has tamed you, the beauties of the world remind you of them, and life becomes more meaningful. In the fox’s case, wheat fields mean nothing to him, because he cannot eat bread. But once the little prince has tamed him, wheat fields take on a whole new meaning, as they remind the fox of the little prince’s golden hair. The sight of the fields, and the sound of wind in the wheat, become wonderful and beautiful, because they are associated with the beloved person who has tamed him.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

The fox tells the little prince that the most important things in life are nonvisible. Love, truth, and the soul or essence of another living being are all essential things that the eyes cannot see but the heart will know and understand. The little prince passes on this wisdom to the narrator. The fox’s sentiment is often echoed by the narrator throughout the story, as he describes how adults often need figures and physical evidence to believe something, whereas children are more likely to have faith in the invisible based on what their heart tells them.

If you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.

The fox explains the beauty of having a deep emotional bond with someone, using the verb “tame” to describe the act of building a relationship with another person. The fox tells the little prince that there are thousands of foxes and thousands of boys in the world, but if the little prince tames him, they’ll no longer be part of those nondescriptive masses. To each other, they’ll be wonderfully unique and important, and they’ll become pillars of joy and emotional support in each other’s lives.