Unbearable Lightness Of Being Quotes by Milan Kundera and many others.
A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.
In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.
We all reject out of hand the idea that the love of our life may be something light or weightless; we presume our love is what must be, that without it our life would no longer be the same; we feel that Beethoven himself, gloomy and awe-inspiring, is playing the вЂњEs muss sein!вЂќ to our own great love.
The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.
Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us.
We all need someone to look at us. We can be divided into four categories according to the kind of look we wish to live under . . . The fourth category, the rarest, is the category of people who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present. They are the dreamers.
To rebel against being born a woman seemed as foolish to her as to take pride in it.
We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold.
The only relationship that can make both partners happy is one in which sentimentality has no place and neither partner makes any claim on the life and freedom of the other.
Physical love is unthinkable without violence.
And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself?
The very beginning of Genesis tells us that God created man in order to give him dominion over fish and fowl and all creatures. Of course, Genesis was written by a man, not a horse.
In the realm of totalitarian kitsch, all answers are given in advance and preclude any questions.
Necessity knows no magic formulae-they are all left to chance. If a love is to be unforgettable, fortuities must immediately start fluttering down to it like birds to Francis of Assisi’s shoulders.
For Sabina, living in truth, lying neither to ourselves nor to others, was possible only away from the public: 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.
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.