If you tame me


I loved the below quotes from chapter 21 of the book – The Little Prince, which though is a children’s book, has some intriguing and deep perspectives for human life. I think that the book is a beautiful amalgam of a complex yet simple metaphor for life with a simplified story that urges the reader to explore the depths of social connections in a way like never before. It compels us to think about the people who mean something more than just a name in our lives and why they make us feel the way they do…

Do these below quotes make you think of something deep? Of some special people? Someone who has tamed you? Someone you have tamed? Someone you feel responsible for? Let me know in the comments below… If you have other favorite quotes from this book, do let me know 🙂

“I cannot play with you,” the fox said. “I am not tamed.”

“What does that mean–‘tame’?”

“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.”

….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 hundred 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 . . .

…But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow. “


“One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox.

“Men have no more time to understand anything.”

“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”



“What must I do, to tame you?” asked the little prince.

“You must be very patient, replied the fox. “First you will sit down at a little distance from me–like that–in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day . . .”

22 thoughts on “If you tame me

  1. “the people who mean something more than just a name”

    i Never Meet a Name. i never Meet a Stranger Now…
    i have no idea what this means Now for people who are only
    A Name not even less than a Grain of Sand no more or less
    important than All (God) A Name is ‘Homeless’ only a Label to me.

    Perhaps that is because i am tame but i don’t ‘think’ so i believe
    it is because i could not speak until age 4 and Learned to See God
    in all of existence before Words Restricted that ability to labels and yes names…

    This Ability.. This Call of Nature That is Wild and Free and What i ‘see’ as God went
    away.. First Chained to a Desk then injected with Words and told to spit them out in rote
    without fail.. i succeeded and in turn the Call of the Wild in me went silent i became domesticated
    robotic and more machine-like than Fluid Spiraling Flow of Nature.. it took decades but eventually
    this made me ill and i almost died for i became almost totally separated from the Call of the Wild
    i ‘See’ Before 4.. Before Words took the Call of Nature.. yes God.. Yes Wild and Free Away from me…

    For You ‘See’ in the Call of the Wild there are no names there are no labels All of existence is Free no Part
    counts none counts less than any other part as Whole when one Breathes one Breathes all that is (God)…

    As i attempted to recover from the Tame of Life that almost killed me in my Backyard Forest i heard a wail
    a cry from underneath the shed for what one must understand is that a Feral Cat is no different
    than a Lion on the Savannah.. only smaller.. the Call of the Wild is no different what this Feral
    Being of who would be called no more than what he is a ‘Yellow Boy’ a Little Lion
    who had survived in the Wild his First Years of Life.. lightening fast catching
    Squirrels almost his size for survival from the day he was almost their
    size was telling me then is that he was tired exhausted could find
    nothing to eat was desperate for any morsel of food at All…

    i offered him a morsel of Food He offered me
    something much greater.. the Call of the Wild lost
    in me since age 4 when Words took that Call of Nature
    Away from me.. slowly he gained confidence in me and trust
    that i was a friend and not a foe to compete with for food.. His Thanks
    Then was only coming back more to teach me about the Call of the Wild
    Again.. i watched his every move so much different than the Tame Cats
    who have lost that wild gleam in their eyes of Free.. he gained Predictable
    Subsistence i gained something much greater.. the Feral Spirit the Spirit Animal
    Back in me to once again Dance Life Free with no Fear Now Yellow Boy (God) Lives within
    me.. Yes Free the Call
    of the Wild Again me..
    i am no
    a Human
    i am a Lion Again
    of Courage where Fear
    And Anxieties no longer Exhaust
    me where no Mountain of Love is too high to
    Climb and No Valley of Love is too Deep to Fear…
    Animals like me now only Live for We have forgotten how to die..:)

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  2. A beautiful excerpt, Himali, and an insight we cannot be reminded of often enough. We need to stop trying to understand the other one. Because then we always look at the other one from our perception. We need to sit and let the other one happen and simply welcome who they are.

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful and wise book and perspective on relationships. To tame, we must sit and get to know each other, free of words, allowing our being to unfold in safe sacred space. Thanks for helping tame me and introducing me to this intriguing book. Hugs…

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