Milan kundera Quotes

"Optimism is the...

"Optimism is the opium of the people." - Milan Kundera
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โ€œThe moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily ma...

โ€œThe moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in liesโ€ฆโ€ ~ Milan Kundera
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โ€œIn the sunset of dissolution, everyth...

โ€œIn the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.โ€ โ€” Milan Kundera
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โ€œA person who longs to leave...

โ€œA person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.โ€ - Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 25
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"Extremes mean borders beyond which life ends,...

"Extremes mean borders beyond which life ends, and a passion for extremism, in art and in politics, is a veiled longing for death." -Milan Kundera
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โ€œAnd therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not tu...

โ€œAnd therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.โ€ โ€• Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 03
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It's not your enemies who ...

It's not your enemies who condemn you to solitude, it's your friends. - Milan Kundera
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โ€œThere is a certain part of all of us that lives outside o...

โ€œThere is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.โ€ โ€• Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 26
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"Yes, itโ€™s crazy. Love i...

"Yes, itโ€™s crazy. Love is either crazy or itโ€™s nothing at all." - Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 05
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"Two people in love, alone,...

"Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world... that's beautiful." -Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 21
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โ€œI was not a hypocrite, with one real face and severa...

โ€œI was not a hypocrite, with one real face and several false ones. I had several faces because I was young and didn't know who I was or wanted to be.โ€ -Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 02
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"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life ac...

"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress" ---Milan Kundera (from The Unbearable Lightness of Being)
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โ€œBecause to live in a world in which no one i...

โ€œBecause to live in a world in which no one is forgiven, where all are irredeemable, is the same as living in hell.โ€ โ€• Milan Kundera, The Joke
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 10
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โ€œThe goals we pursue are always veiled. A girl who longs for marriage longs for somethi...

โ€œThe goals we pursue are always veiled. A girl who longs for marriage longs for something she knows nothing about. The boy who hankers after fame has no idea what fame is. The thing that gives our every move its meaning is always totally unknown to us.โ€ โ€”Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 03
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But when the strong were too weak ...

But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave. โ€• Milan Kundera
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'Forgetting is a form ...

'Forgetting is a form of death ever present within life' - Milan Kundera
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And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not tu...

And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition. โ€• Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 21
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"A man with closed...

"A man with closed eyes is a wreck of a man." โ€”Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 03
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โ€œShe had an overwhelming desire to tell him, like the most banal of...

โ€œShe had an overwhelming desire to tell him, like the most banal of women. Donโ€™t let me go, hold me tight, make me your plaything, your slave, be strong! But they were words she could not say.โ€ โ€“ Milan Kundera
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 10
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