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Milan Kundera
50 quotes
Vaclav Havel
44 quotes
Eva Herzigova
32 quotes
Jaromir Jagr
17 quotes


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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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

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

There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side. Vaclav Havel

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

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

Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life. Vaclav Havel

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. Vaclav Havel

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 reign of imagagology begins where history ends. Milan Kundera

Happiness is the longing for repetition. Milan Kundera

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions. Vaclav Havel

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life but that it bothers him less and less. 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

I love photo sessions. I'm alone, I'm the queen, everyone's taking care of me. Eva Herzigova

Lying can never save us from another lie. Vaclav Havel

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less. Vaclav Havel

I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect. Vaclav Havel

Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other. Milan Kundera
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Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance. Vaclav Havel

If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become President. Vaclav Havel

If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can. Ivan Lendl

True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say? Vaclav Havel

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

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

The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it. Vaclav Havel

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



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