2011. május 30., hétfő

"IWC" Antoine de Saint Exupéry... Une montre en hommage à un héros de l’aéronautique !

The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars,' 1939.

The magic of the craft has opened for me a world in which I shall confront, within two hours, the black dragons and the crowned crests of a coma of blue lightnings, and when night has fallen I, delivered, shall read my course in the starts.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars,' 1939.

I don't understand these people anymore, that travel the commuter-trains to their dormitory towns. These people that call themselves human, but, by a pressure they do not feel, are forced to do their work like ants. With what do they fill their time when they are free of work on their silly little Sundays?
I am very fortunate in my profession. I feel like a farmer, with the airstrips as my fields. Those that have once tasted this kind of fare will not forget it ever. Not so, my friends? It is not a question of living dangerously. That formula is too arrogant, too presumptuous. I don't care much for bull-fighters. It's not the danger I love. I know what I love. It is life itself.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars,' 1939.

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