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Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: I have a strong will to love you I have a strong will to love you for eternity. Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: She felt happy in Paris, happier than here, She felt happy in Paris, happier than here, but only Prague held her by a secret bond of beauty. Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Certainty. Life's last and kindest gift. Certainty. Life's last and kindest gift. Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Even painful memories are ties that bind. Even painful memories are ties that bind. Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: I have to lie, if I don't want I have to lie, if I don't want to take madmen seriously and become a madman myself Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Jealousy has the amazing power to illuminate a Jealousy has the amazing power to illuminate a single person in an intense beam of light, keeping the multitude of others in total darkness. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: The beauty of New York is unintentional; it The beauty of New York is unintentional; it arose independent of human design, like a stalagmite cavern. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Physical love is unthinkable without violence. Physical love is unthinkable without violence. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: A whole life has already been determined at A whole life has already been determined at a stage when we didn't know a thing — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: A scarf from her dress works free and A scarf from her dress works free and floats behind her the way memories float behind the dead. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: When a person is clubbed violently on the When a person is clubbed violently on the head, he collapses and stops breathing. Some day, he will stop breathing anyway. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Every change of scene requires new expositions, descriptions, Every change of scene requires new expositions, descriptions, explanations. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Broch is an inspiration to us, not only Broch is an inspiration to us, not only because of what he accomplished, but also because of all that he aimed at and could not attain. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: He goes on reading, and remembers nothing. So He goes on reading, and remembers nothing. So what has this stranger come to tell him? To remind him that he used to live here under Josef's name? — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: The heavier the burden, the closer our lives The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Let the planet be convulsed with exploding bombs. Let the planet be convulsed with exploding bombs. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Art must always stand guard against stirring emotions Art must always stand guard against stirring emotions that lie outside the aesthetic: sexual arousal, terror, disgust, shock. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: [M]an has always harbored the desire to rewrite [M]an has always harbored the desire to rewrite his own biography, to change the past, to wipe out tracks, both his own and other's. (p.130) — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: In the love poetry of every age, the In the love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man's body. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: It is questions with no answers that set It is questions with no answers that set the limits of human possibilities" -- Pretty Wittgenstein like. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Ambition is a poor excuse for not having Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: The source of anxiety lies in the future. The source of anxiety lies in the future. If you can keep the future out of mind, you can forget your worries. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Don't lie!' 'Tell the truth!' are words which Don't lie!' 'Tell the truth!' are words which we must never say to another person in so far as we consider him our equal. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: I want you to be weak. As weak I want you to be weak. As weak as I am. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Disgust at having to talk about oneself is Disgust at having to talk about oneself is what distinguishes novelistic talent from lyric talent, — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: After all, when you give someone a present, After all, when you give someone a present, you want to do so out of love, you want to give your friend a piece of heart! — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: There is nothing harder to explain than humor. There is nothing harder to explain than humor. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Each interpreted the other's words in his own Each interpreted the other's words in his own way, and the lived in perfect harmony, the perfect solidarity of perfect Mutual misunderstanding. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Forgive me," he went on. "For a long Forgive me," he went on. "For a long time I have had the peculiar habit of not arriving but appearing. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Men grow old, the end draws near, each Men grow old, the end draws near, each moment becomes more and more valuable, and there is no time to waste over recollections. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Solitude: a sweet absence of looks. Solitude: a sweet absence of looks. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: But how to define the eroticism of a But how to define the eroticism of a man (or an era) that sees female seductive power as centered in the middle of the body, in the navel? — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: His kindness tore at her heartstrings... His kindness tore at her heartstrings... — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: But what had happened, had happened, and it But what had happened, had happened, and it was no longer possible to right anything. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: The less her life resembled that sweetest of The less her life resembled that sweetest of dreams, the more sensitive she was to its magic. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Only animals were not expelled from Paradise. Only animals were not expelled from Paradise. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Einmal ist keinmal. What happens but once might Einmal ist keinmal. What happens but once might as well not have happened at all. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Internal imperatives are all the more powerful and Internal imperatives are all the more powerful and therefore all the more of an inducement to revolt. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: To be a writer does not mean to To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: If I hadn't met you, I'd certainly have If I hadn't met you, I'd certainly have fallen in love with him. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: He felt responsible for his fate, but his He felt responsible for his fate, but his fate felt no responsibility for him. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: All lovers unconsciously establish their own rules of All lovers unconsciously establish their own rules of the game, which from the outset admit of no transgression. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: She knew that there were all kinds of She knew that there were all kinds of ways to make a conquest and that one of the surest roads to a woman's genitals was through her sadness. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: not even one's own pain weigh so heavy not even one's own pain weigh so heavy as the pain one feels with someone , for someone — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: It was as though she has found refuge It was as though she has found refuge inside a shell and the only sound she could hear was the sea of an inimical world. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: By writing books, a man turns into a By writing books, a man turns into a universe. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Tenderness is the attempt to create a tiny Tenderness is the attempt to create a tiny artificial space in which it is mutually agreed that each will treat the other like a child. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Not every woman was worthy of being called Not every woman was worthy of being called a woman. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: In the kingdom of kitsch you would be In the kingdom of kitsch you would be a monster — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Because human lives are composed in precisely such Because human lives are composed in precisely such a fashion. They are composed like music
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Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: A sudden happiness, a feeling of bliss, the A sudden happiness, a feeling of bliss, the joy that came of freedom and a new life - these were the gifts she had left him. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Without realizing it, the individual composes his life Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: They were happy not in spite of their They were happy not in spite of their sadness but thanks to it. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: It takes a very great intelligence to breathe It takes a very great intelligence to breathe logical meaning into meaningless ideas. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: At what exact moment did the real turn At what exact moment did the real turn into the unreal, reality into reverie? Where was the border? Where is the border? — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: But I'm not dead!" Tereza cried. "I can But I'm not dead!" Tereza cried. "I can still feel!"
"So can we," the corpses laughed. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: The crematory fire is the only way our The crematory fire is the only way our bodies can escape them. It's the absolute death. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: Franz could not accept that the fact that Franz could not accept that the fact that the glory of the Grand March was equal to the comic vanity of its marchers. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: The novel is born not of the theoretical The novel is born not of the theoretical spirit but of the spirit of humor. — Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Quotes By Milan Kundera: I think I am a much better actor I think I am a much better actor than I have allowed myself to be. — Milan Kundera