quote by Milan Kundera

Dreaming is not merely an act of communication; it is also an aesthetic activity, a game of the imagination, a game that is a value in itself.

— Milan Kundera

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Unbearable lightness of being quote To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is fait

To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.

Her drama was a drama not of heaviness but of lightness.

What fell to her lot was not the burden but the unbearable lightness of being.

Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite. Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman).

Unbearable lightness of being quote If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.

When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.

In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.

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.

Unbearable lightness of being quote I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for

I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.

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.

loves are like empires: when the idea they are founded on crumbles, they, too, fade away.

In the mind of a woman for whom no place is home the thought of an end to all flight is unbearable.

Unbearable lightness of being quote A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.

The brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful ... Love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.

And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself?

Unbearable lightness of being quote You have to find what a sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can il

You have to find what a sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.

A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.

The longing for Paradise is man's longing not to be man.

On the surface, an intelligible lie; underneath, the unintelligible truth.

Unbearable lightness of being quote If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.

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.

Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo.

Unbearable lightness of being quote If you want to give light to others you habe to glow yourself.

If you want to give light to others you habe to glow yourself.

She was experiencing the same odd happiness and odd sadness as then.

The sadness meant: We are at the last station. The happiness meant: We are together. The sadness was form, the happiness content. Happiness filled the space of sadness.

Yes, if you're looking for infinity, just close your eyes!

But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.

Unbearable lightness of being quote There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

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.

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.

Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor

Unbearable lightness of being quote It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Before we are forgotten, we will be turned into kitsch.

Kitsch is the stopover between being and oblivion.

Tereza knew what happens during the moment love is born: the woman cannot resist the voice calling forth her terrified soul; the man cannot resist the woman whose soul thus responds to his voice.

Metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are not to be trifled with.

Unbearable lightness of being quote Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

no one who has seen an angel ever mistakes it for a ghost.

Angels are remarkable for their warmth and light, and all who see them speak in awe of their irridescent and refulgent light, of brilliant colors, or else of the unbearable whiteness of their being. You are flooded with laughter, happiness.

We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold.

Kitsch excludes everything from its purview which is essentially unacceptable in human existence.

Unbearable lightness of being quote The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covere

The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.

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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.

Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short.

The senator had only one argument in his favour: his feeling.

When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object. In the realm of kitsch, the dictatorship of the heart reigns supreme.

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.

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.

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