Quotes from The Little Prince:
Voici mon secret. Il est trÃ¨s simple: on ne voit bien quâ€™avec le cÅ“ur. Lâ€™essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Les hommes ont oubliÃ© cette vÃ©ritÃ©, dit le renard. Mais tu ne dois pas lâ€™oublier. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisÃ©.
â€œMen have forgotten this truth,â€ said the fox. â€œBut you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.â€
“You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed.”
Also in 1943, Oxford scholar C. S. Lewis makes a series of radio broadcasts that will be adapted as a book, Mere Christianity.
Quotes from Mere Christianity:
“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself.”
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
Also published in 1943:
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis.
The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis.
Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Popular in 1943:
The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas. One of my favorites. Marcellus is a proud Roman citizen and soldier until he encounters Jesus in Palestine and is forever changed.
Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis. In the summer and fall of 1942, American Marines landed on the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal and fought their way across the island. Tregaskis, a journalist, tells the story of Guadalcanal in a primary source account.
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough. Two American college age women tell the tale of their 1920 tour of Europe.