The Little Prince

by: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Important Quotations Explained

Quotes Important Quotations Explained

Quote 5

Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, “Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?” And you’ll see how everything changes. . . . And no grown-up will ever understand how such a thing could be so important!

These lines conclude The Little Prince. The narrator ends the novel as he begins it, by highlighting the differences between the perspectives of children and grown-ups. Another idea the narrator stresses throughout the story is the importance of self-exploration.

By concluding with an instruction to us to examine for ourselves the questions already examined by the prince and the narrator, the narrator encourages us to explore ourselves just as he has explored himself. As we close the covers of The Little Prince, we are encouraged to think about what we have just learned.