About St.X…

Pilot / Writer  1900 – 1944

Pilot / Writer
1900 – 1944

St.X is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French aviator and the author of the children’s fable “The Little Prince (1943)”. He also wrote novels: “Southern Mail” (1929), “Night Flight” (1931) and “Wind, Sand and Stars” (1939).

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A veteran of France’s air service (1921-23), he spent most of his working life in commercial aviation. He flew postal routes across Spain into Africa — he survived a 1935 crash in the Sahara — and flew in Brazil and Argentina for a time. He flew for the French at the beginning of World War II, but with Germany’s occupation of France Saint-Exupéry relocated to the U.S. and Canada, where he wrote his most famous work, “The Little Prince.” Despite being a little too old to fly, he joined the Free French and Allied air forces toward the end of World War II. He went on a mission to collect information on German troop movements in the Rhone valley on 31 July 1944 and was never seen again.

Saint-Exupéry became France’s own Amelia Earhart. His aircraft was discovered in the late 1990s off the coast of Marseilles, but his corpse was missing. Former German ace pilot Horst Rippert claimed in 2008 that he was nearly certain he’d shot down Saint Exupéry in 1944 (Rippert also expressed regret, calling Saint Exupéry one of his favorite authors at the time). Source: Infoplease.com

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

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

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