Unbearable Lightness Of Being Quotes by Milan Kundera and many others.
In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.
we might also call vertigo the intoxication of the weak. aware of his weakness, a man decides to give in rather than stand up to it. he is drunk with weakness, wishes to grow even weaker, wishes to fall down in the middle of the main square in front of everybody, wishes to be down, lower than down.
Flirting is a promise of sexual intercourse without a guarantee.
Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something – love – from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company.
People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It’s not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.
We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold.
Metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with.
Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short.
she loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago. It differentiated her from others.
And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself?
Tomas did not realize at the time that metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with. A single metaphor can give birth to love.
There are things that can be accomplished only by violence. Physical love is unthinkable without violence.
Extremism means borders beyond which life ends, and a passion for extremism, in art and in politics, is a veiled longing for death.
The novel is not the author’s confession; it is an investigation of human life in the trap the world has become
Physical love is unthinkable without violence.
Happiness is the longing for repetition.
A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.