Milan Quotes

“I’m not ready for your...

“I’m not ready for your world. But I’m ready to let you in my world”. -Milan-
📅︎ Dec 09
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“In the sunset of dissolution, everyth...

“In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” — Milan Kundera
📅︎ Nov 12
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“The moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily ma...

“The 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 lies…” ~ Milan Kundera
📅︎ Jul 11
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"Optimism is the...

"Optimism is the opium of the people." - Milan Kundera
📅︎ Aug 11
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“A person who longs to leave...

“A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.” - Milan Kundera
📅︎ Mar 25
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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
📅︎ Jul 18
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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
📅︎ May 12
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"Yes, it’s crazy. Love i...

"Yes, it’s crazy. Love is either crazy or it’s nothing at all." - Milan Kundera
📅︎ Mar 05
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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.” ― Milan Kundera
📅︎ Dec 03
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"No one heals himse...

"No one heals himself by wounding another." -St. Ambrose of Milan
📅︎ Sep 22
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“There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside o...

“There 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.” ― Milan Kundera
📅︎ Oct 26
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“I was not a hypocrite, with one real face and severa...

“I 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.” -Milan Kundera
📅︎ May 02
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"Two people in love, alone,...

"Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world... that's beautiful." -Milan Kundera
📅︎ Nov 21
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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)
📅︎ Jan 04
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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. ― Milan Kundera
📅︎ Feb 21
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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. ― Milan Kundera
📅︎ Feb 10
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'Forgetting is a form ...

'Forgetting is a form of death ever present within life' - Milan Kundera
📅︎ Aug 11
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“Because to live in a world in which no one i...

“Because to live in a world in which no one is forgiven, where all are irredeemable, is the same as living in hell.” ― Milan Kundera, The Joke
📅︎ Jun 10
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“The goals we pursue are always veiled. A girl who longs for marriage longs for somethi...

“The 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.” —Milan Kundera
📅︎ Sep 03
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“She had an overwhelming desire to tell him, like the most banal of...

“She had an overwhelming desire to tell him, like the most banal of women. Don’t let me go, hold me tight, make me your plaything, your slave, be strong! But they were words she could not say.” – Milan Kundera
📅︎ Jan 10
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"A man with closed...

"A man with closed eyes is a wreck of a man." —Milan Kundera
📅︎ Sep 03
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