"No," said the little prince. "I
am looking for friends. What does that mean--
"It is an act too often neglected,"
said the fox. It means to establish ties."
"'To establish ties'?"
"Just that," said the fox. "To
me, you are still nothing more than a little boy
who is just like a hundred thousand other little
boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your
part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing
more than a fox like a hu ndred thousand other
foxes. But 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..."
"I am beginning to understand," said
the little prince. "There is a flower...
I think that she has tamed me..."