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Biography - Milan Kundera:

Czech-born French writer.
Born: 1929
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: Czech Republic
Czech Republic

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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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
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My trade and art is to live.
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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.
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Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.
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I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
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The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
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Quotes for: to understand


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.
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The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.
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Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
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Quotes for: imagination


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Quotes for: imagination


Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.
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Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
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Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
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Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
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All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
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Quotes for: value


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Quotes for: value


Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
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The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
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The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
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One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
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There is no sense in life a priori. Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose.
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The source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.
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Great novels are always a little more intelligent than their authors.
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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.
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What we have not chosen we cannot consider either our merit or our failure.
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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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