authors & quotes

Milan Kundera
Vaclav Havel
Eva Herzigova
Jaromir Jagr

Quotes and sayings from famous czechoslovakian authors
So, we have choice, and sometimes it seems very hard, but the best way to heal physically or emotionally is to keep positive. Petra Nemcova
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Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving. Paulina Porizkova

In the U.S., you have so many rules, everything's regulated and structured. When you make a mistake, you pay for it -a lot. Jaromir Jagr

The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility. Vaclav Havel

Happiness is the longing for repetition. Milan Kundera

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought. Vaclav Havel

We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come. Milan Kundera

Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves? Joy Adamson

Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising. Vaclav Havel

Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other. Milan Kundera
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If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can. Ivan Lendl

Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray. Milan Kundera

I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches. Milan Kundera

The reign of imagagology begins where history ends. Milan Kundera

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Milan Kundera

Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries. Milan Kundera

All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual. Milan Kundera

A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality. Milan Kundera

If I'm on location on some island, we usually get up at four in the morning to set up. By seven thirty, we're on the beach working until noon, then we rest. It's not exactly a vacation. Daniela Pestova
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What my day is like depends on where I am. Daniela Pestova

I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently, and we had forty minutes of bumps. I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket, just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed. Daniela Pestova
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Flying is awful, there's nothing to do when you're up in the air. I bloat up, my skin gets dry, and when we hit turbulence, I'm terrified. Daniela Pestova
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For exercise, I now run with my chocolate Lab puppy, Oscar. Daniela Pestova

But bread is different. I come from Czechoslovakia, where we eat lots of it, so it's hard to say no. I can't even have one piece, because when I start, I don't stop. Daniela Pestova
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When you're comfortable with someone, you don't look for anyone else. Daniela Pestova

You can't be a model at age 60, but you certainly can be an actress. Eva Herzigova

Ever since I was a very little girl, I've dreamed of acting. Eva Herzigova

I also love horseback riding in New Jersey. Eva Herzigova

I do pottery. I love it. It's very relaxing; it takes me to another planet. Eva Herzigova

My dream is to have a beautiful old house in Monaco. Eva Herzigova

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