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Milan Kundera

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Biography : Czech-born French writer.
Born: 1929
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: Czech Republic
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The source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.
Milan Kundera - Slowness
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Great novels are always a little more intelligent than their authors.
Milan Kundera - L'Art du roman
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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 comes.
Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.
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The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
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The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
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People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
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Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
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There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.
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No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.
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Happiness is the longing for repetition.
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The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.
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Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.
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How goodness heightens beauty!
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Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
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You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.
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To be a writer does not mean to preach a truth, it means to discover a truth.
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A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
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Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
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True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
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The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
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He took over anger to intimidate subordinates, and in time anger took over him.
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Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
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Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.
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